English as a Second Language (ESL)

Certificate Program

NVCC's ESL program is designed for students whose native language is not English. The course sequence will help you attain a level of proficiency in English that enables you to succeed in the academic and career programs offered at the college.

Program highlights

  • Six levels of ESL curriculum, from beginning to advanced
  • Reading and writing courses (6 hrs/wk), the core of the program
  • Courses offered in Waterbury in the morning, 9:35 am - 12:30 pm and evening, 5:30-8:30 pm, and in Danbury, 7:05 - 10:00 pm   ...and much more »
Program Director
Lay Kuan K Toh
203-575-8156 (p)
Room: E500
Mission Statement

The mission of the ESL program is to provide effective language instruction and support to students whose native language is not English, helping and encouraging them to attain a level of proficiency in English that will permit them to succeed in the academic or career program of their choice.