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English Language Learners

ESOL Program

The Manchester Community College English Language Learners Office and Coordinator serves students from more than 50 countries in the Manchester community.

Students are encouraged to discuss any cultural, social, or professional issue and to request academic assistance when needed.

Manchester Community College can provide excellent programs that can help any student gain fluency in the language. We can help you obtain both academic degrees and professional opportunities.

Services are free for students who are enrolled in non-credit or credit bearing courses. To schedule an appointment with Barbara DelloRusso, English Language Learning Coordinator/Advisor please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (603) 206-8176.

Program Goal & Objectives

  • English language fluency
  • Integration of listening, reading, speaking, writing in all ELL classes
  • Use of authentic materials
  • Understanding and valuing different cultures
  • Peer and self-assessment
  • Computer literacy
  • Vocabulary building

Multicultural Office Services

  • Pre-college advising
  • English-language assessment/placement
  • Academic and career counseling
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Help students with their transition into upper level content-area courses
  • Career Paths, Job information
  • Support Services include individual help with problems in oral and written expression.
  • Students are encouraged to discuss cultural, social, and professional concerns.
  • Student advocacy and referrals
  • Book club. Student centered multicultural activities
  • ESOL tutoring offered in the Learning Center

Assessment/Advising

Students should make an appointment with Barbara DelloRusso, English Language Learning Advisor/Coordinator in the Multicultural Center.

Students whose English skills are not quite ready for the Accuplacer (college placement test), will take an English placement test in the Multicultural office. The results will help determine which courses are most appropriate.

Specialized ESOL Short Non-Credit Classes

The range of sequenced non-credit courses provides instruction and support at multiple levels from intermediate to advanced. This sequencing format provides students the opportunity to build on the foundation of their language skills and further develop these skills within a comprehensive, cohesive program of English-language instruction.

Workforce Development at (603) 206-8160. For the most current listing of non-credit ESOL courses, please visit https://mccnh.coursestorm.com.