The English language classes you had in high school were designed to prepare you for the reading, writing, speaking, and listening assignments in the different high school subjects. However, the reading and writing assignments you’ll have in college will require you to know and understand many more “academic” words and concepts and to write more complex papers and projects. The ESL courses at UNG are designed to take up where high school leaves off and prepare you to excel in all your classes.
No, you don’t have to take classes in the Learning Support track. After a student exits the advanced levels of ESL Reading and/or Writing, he or she does not enroll in Learning Support Reading and/or Writing.
Before an ESL student begins taking classes, he or she will take an ESL placement test. Next, he or she will meet with an advisor who will provide that information.