English as a Second Language (ESL)

GRCC offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for students whose native language is not English. Each class is four academic credits and students can take up to three ESL classes at a time. These classes will help advanced/beginning through advanced level students to improve their English so that they can be more successful in college, at work, and in the community.

Classes are offered at four levels. Students are required to take a placement test (LOEP) before registration so that they can be placed into the correct level. The test includes listening and speaking, writing and grammar and reading and vocabulary.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversational Group

During the Fall 2012, the ESL Group will meet every Tuesday from 2- 3 p.m. in Room 336 of the Student Community Center (right next to the Counseling and Career Center). During the meeting, ESL students will engage in discussion and activities to help with language skills and to help with the overall college experience. The group can also serve as a support group so students can share their experience and stories with fellow classmates.

Special Note for International Students seeking Student Visas

At this time, the College does not admit international students who need student visas for the purpose of learning English. These students need to demonstrate English proficiency. The GRCC Admissions Department has more information about International Student Admissions.

Students interested in international admission for the purpose of learning English can contact Western Michigan University or Davenport University for program information.