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Foundational Studies

English as a Second Language (ESL) 

Whatever your native language, Pitt Community College has a class for you. Over the years, PCC's ESL program has served students from over 75 countries. Come and learn English with students from around the world. All courses are taught by caring competent instructors who understand the special needs of adult learners. All classes are free.

To be eligible to attend ESL classes, an individual must be 18 years of age or older. Special permission is required for those 16-17 years of age. In addition to traditional language classes, there are specialized courses available to meet your needs. Courses in writing, TOEFL preparation, conversation, computer use, distance learning, and preparation for U.S. citizenship are offered based on demand.

Classes are offered year round, Monday-Thursday. Most classes are 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Instruction is given at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Specialized courses are also available and include a language lab for individualized instruction and distance learning to supplement classroom instruction. Other classes are offered in the community depending on demand. For more information about locations and times for community classes, please contact Jan Fisher at (252) 493-7213..  

New and Returning Students

To enroll in an English as a Second Language (ESL) class, please attend an ESL orientation in the Leslie Building. The Leslie Building is located on Eddie Smith Street at Pitt Community College (1986 Pitt Tech Road). Please note that the ESL Orientation is a required three-hour session held at the beginning of each semester. Please see the orientation schedule below.

ESL Orientation Schedule please click HERE

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