English Language Training Program - This is designed for students who would like to study English-as-a-Second Language. It is an intensive English language training program for beginning to advanced level students who wish to improve their English vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar, and oral skills. These courses are offered on the same academic calendar as our college level courses.
There are 5 levels in the English Language Training Program. Each level is comprised of 3 core classes: Reading, Writing, and Grammar. Students that successfully complete Level 5 are eligible to advance into college level courses at SBCC.
ESL Level 1 - Beginning
ESL Level 2 - High beginning/Low intermediate
ESL Level 3 - Intermediate
ESL Level 4 - High intermediate
ESL Level 5 - Advanced
A TOEFL score is not required for admission. New students must take an English assessment test upon arrival to determine appropriate course level placement. See our Estimated Budget sheet for tuition fees.
Academic Program - The Academic Program is designed for students who are prepared to be fully integrated with the local population in college level courses. It is a full immersion program that provides international students access to SBCC's full schedule of classes.
SBCC offers a wide variety of majors and courses, many of which transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Many Academic Program students earn a two-year associate degree and return to their home country to work or to pursue university studies, while others complete the associate degree and/or the first two years of U.S. university bachelor degree requirements before transferring to university.
A TOEFL score is not required for admission. Placement into the Academic Program is not guaranteed. New students must take an English assessment test upon arrival to determine appropriate course level placement. English language training courses may be recommended or required before gaining eligibility for college level courses. See our Estimated Budget sheet for tuition fees.