English as a Second Language (ESL)

About Sinclair’s ESL Program

Sinclair Community College’s ESL Program is designed to assist students whose first language is not English.  The program primarily serves the immigrant population in Dayton and the surrounding areas (currently excluding international students with F-1 visas).

The first point of contact is Paul Carbonaro, ESL services coordinator, who is located in Building 10, third floor, room 10-312. Phone number: 937-512-3099. Email address: paul.carbonaro@sinclair.edu

How to Begin

To enroll, first go the Registration area in Building 10, second floor taking along official documentation of immigration status if documentation exists. After completing an enrollment application form, take the listening placement test in the Testing Center on the fourth floor. This test reveals a student’s ability to comprehend spoken English and helps us understand the student’s general knowledge of the English language.  This is followed by placement into one of the following levels:

  • High Beginning ESL
  • Intermediate ESL
  • Advanced ESL
  • Developmental courses (DEV)
  • College-Level Academic Courses

English as a Second Language Courses

The following is a brief description of the ESL courses offered at Sinclair Community College:

High Beginning Level

Course Number Course Title Description
ESL 0120 Reading and Writing Basics Course helps students develop basic reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills.
ESL 0125 Reading and Writing Basics Course helps students develop basic reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills.
ESL 0150 ESL Basic Course helps students develop integrated skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar.

 

Intermediate Level

Course Number Course Title Description
ESL 0130 ESL Reading and Writing I Course helps students focus on developing reading and writing skills at the sentence and paragraph level. Includes vocabulary development and grammar review.
ESL 0140 ESL Listening and Speaking I Course helps students with basic to intermediate conversational skills.
ESL 0170 ESL Intermediate Course helps students develop Intermediate integrated skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar.

 

Advanced Level

Course Number Course Title Description
ESL 0135 ESL Reading and Writing II Course helps students develop reading skills in both fluency and comprehension, and writing skills at the paragraph and short essay level. 
ESL 0145 ESL Listening and Speaking II Course helps student develop high-intermediate to advanced conversational skills needed for effective communication in the English language.

ESL 0190

ESL Advanced Course helps students develop integrated skills to further develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing ability, and in general use of grammar.  The goal of this course is to build student confidence in using English skills for academic programs at Sinclair.

SERVICES

The following general services are available to ESL students:

  • Assistance with academic and personal matters
  • One-on-one English tutoring
  • Assistance with Financial Aid, and scholarships