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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Students whose first language is not English or students who did not go to school in the U.S grades 5-12 are encouraged to meet with the ESOL Advisor. Campus resources include the following:

ESOL Advising

The ESOL advisor helps students select appropriate ESOL classes and assists with course planning for degree programs and transfer requirements. 

Academic English Language Proficiency Certificate

This certificate recognizes that a student in the ESOL program has demonstrated a high level of proficiency in academic English language and literacy skills to support academic and career success.

Academic English Language Proficiency Certificate

Peer Tutoring for ESOL Students

Peer Tutoring Services are offered for many courses at North Hennepin Community College, including ESOL. Our peer tutors are currently enrolled students who have been successful in the courses they are tutoring, and have received recommendations from faculty. Tutoring is offered individually, by group, in classroom/lab or online. Tutoring is a free service offered to all students and is limited to two hours per week per subject.  

Language Study Materials

Academic Word List

Editing Compositions Guide
Focus on Grammar Practice Software
General Service Word List
Gerunds and Infinitives Reference List
Irregular Verb List

Websites to Help You Study Academic English

Writing and Grammar:






Contact Information

Location: Educational Services Building, Room ES-69
Phone: 763-424-0703
Email: advising@nhcc.edu 

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:30pm