Explore TSCC's English Language Programs
The mission of the English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at Trenholm State Community College is to improve students’ English language skills which will help them successfully develop personally, professionally and academically.
Frequently Asked Questions
If English is not my native language, but my goal is to pass my high school equivalency (HSE) exam (such as the GED®), should I take ESL classes or HSE classes first?
This is best addressed on a case-by-case basis. Lower-level English speakers might want to start in ESL classes. HSE classes do not focus on many of the skills ESL students need to learn. Often students who start with ESL classes progress through the levels faster than students who started in an HSE class. ACC offers a transition class for higher-level ESL students who want to get their HSE certificate.