The mission of the Columbia College English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program is to provide quality language instruction and shared cultural experiences to non-native speakers of English with an emphasis on the skills necessary for academic success and integration into the American college experience.
To carry out the mission, the goals of the program are to:
• enhance the English language and study skills of students that will enable them to transition to mainstream academic courses;
• develop intercultural awareness and understanding among students;
• provide students, faculty and staff at the college with opportunities for international learning and experiences; and
• offer support, including services related to admission, advising, academics and student life, which help students take full advantage of the college experience.