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.
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
Multicultural Office Services
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
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.