English Speakers of Other Languages
ESOL Courses (Non-credit)
Before beginning a formal course of academic English, non-native speakers may wish to start with a non-credit course.
ESOL Academic Courses
ESOL students will be more successful in their college careers by first enrolling in one, or more, of the ESOL academic courses.
ESOL Helpful Resources
The Academic Advising Center, located in Room 99, assists students with the registration process, course and program changes, transfer options, and other related college practices. The specific programs served, hours, and contact information are posted outside Room 99. Students can find the name of their assigned advisor on the Student Information System.
The Academic Support Center provides educational support and resources to the College community. The Center includes:
- The Tutoring Center - Tutoring is available to all students, free of charge. Tutoring is led by faculty members and peer tutors. One-on-one, group, or drop-in tutoring takes place on campus and focuses on the needs of the students.
- Disability Services - Students who have documented learning disabilities may speak with the Disability Coordinator to establish reasonable accommodation plans.
- Computer Lab - Students may use the computers to work on their assignments.
- PLATO Online Tutorial - Plato is an online, self-paced tutorial.
- Math Center - Staffed by math faculty, the Math Center offers drop-in assistance to all students.
International Cafe is a monthly conversational setting where non-native speakers, as well as native speakers, can enjoy refreshments, make friends from other countries, and practice their English.
Friday Evenings from 7:00pm - 8:30pm; Room 106
Elizabeth Berry, Chair and Professor, ESOL and World Languages
Phone: 603.578.6912 (Direct)
SALSA (Student Alliance for Latino Student Achievement)
SALSA provides study assistance at NCC to Latino (Spanish/Portuguese-speaking) students needing extra help, open forums whereby Latino students can meet at biweekly/monthly lunch meetings to receive information about career services, about ESOL services, and financial aid/scholarships/social services available in the community.
Professor & Chairperson, World Languages and English for Speakers of Other Languages Department
603-578-8900 Ext. 1678
World Languages Club
Latino Educational Achievement Program
Nashua Community College has the resources to enable Latino students to succeed. National studies have shown that Latino college students fail to graduate at a much higher rate than their Anglo counterparts. Studies have also shown that students who attend colleges with Latino College Programs attain higher levels of student college completion. So you may be better off selecting a college with a Latino College Program such as Project LEAP. Project LEAP, the Latino Educational Achievement Program, is designed to assist Latino students.
Project LEAP helps students enroll in Nashua Community College, and then provides students with the resources necessary to achieve at high levels of success.
The specific resources of Nashua Community College that assist Latino students include a wide range of ESOL courses. Latino student activities such as SALSA, the World Language Club, and International Cafe, institutional academic support, and the resources of the World Languages/ESOL Office.
Located in Room 119, on the first floor of NCC near the atrium, the ESOL Department offers support for non-native speakers of English including:
- Language Evaluations
- Social Activities
Donna Marceau, Professor and Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (603) 578-8900 ext. 1762
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