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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, Virginia Ferlet. 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, including ESOL. Tutoring is is a free service offered to all students and is limited to two hours per week per subject.  

Websites to Help You Study Academic English

Writing and Grammar:


Irregular Verb List:


Gerunds and Infinitives Reference List:

Reference List - Gerunds and Infinitives

Editing Compositions:

Guide for Editing Compositions




The Sounds of American English


Academic Word List

General Service Word List

Video Tutorials

PART ONE: Using Microsoft Office

1.    Getting Started: Paper Formatting Using MLA

2.    Introducing Font Size and Double-Spacing

3.    Indenting Paragraphs

4.    Using Spelling and Grammar Check

5.    Using Word Count

6.    Using Copy, Cut, and Paste

7.    Aligning Your Text

8.    Using Headers and Footers

9.    Using Bullet Points

10.  Using Tables and Columns

11.  Saving a Document to the Desktop

12.  Saving and Retrieving a Document Using a USB Drive

13.  Attaching a Document to an Email

14.  Converting a Word Document to a PDF

15.  Printing a Word Document

16.  Creating a Power Point Presentation

17.  Using Excel: A Basic Guide


Video Tutorials

PART TWO: General Computer Knowledge and Skills

1.  Using the Mouse

2.  Email Etiquette

3.  Navigating NHCC’S Website

4.  Using D2L Brightspace

5.  Using the Library’s Online Databases

6.  Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism

7.  Using Google Scholar

8.  Using Dictionary.Com and Thesaurus.Com