Palm Beach State's English as a Second Language programs welcome all students who want to study English. We currently have students from about 54 countries.
Palm Beach State offers two programs in English as a Second Language: (EAP) English for Academic Purposes and Corporate and Continuing Education ESOL through the Language Connections Institute. Coursework is designed to meet the needs of a great variety of individuals throughout Palm Beach and neighboring counties including professionals going on for further education as well as those who are just beginning their college career.
The English as a Second Language programs at Palm Beach State offer a variety of courses including Speaking and Listening, Reading, Grammar, Composition, Pronunciation, Conversation, and courses in ESOL for Child Care Workers among others.
EAP Overview Video EAP Students Testimonials Video
English for Academic Purposes
The academic ESL program at Palm Beach State College is intended for non-native speakers of English who are interested in receiving a college degree or taking classes towards validating a degree from their native country, but whose English skills indicate the need for further instruction in the English language. The college offers four levels of academic reading, writing, and speaking/listening courses beginning at an intermediate level and continuing through an advanced level.
ESOL for the Workplace
The Language Connections Institute ESOL program at Palm Beach State College is intended for non-native speakers of English who want to improve their English in order to communicate better in everyday situations both at work and in their daily lives. Coursework includes pronunciation, conversation, and grammar. Courses in ESOL for Child Care Workers are also available through Corporate and Continuing Education.
Which program is right for you?
How do I know if I need to take English for Academic Purposes classes?
If you answer "no" to questions A, and "yes" to questions B, then the EAP program is for you.
Is English your primary language?
Did you graduate from an American high school?
(If you answered "yes", how many years of those years in an American high school did you take ESOL classes?) (If you took at least two years of ESOL in high school, then the EAP program is for you.)
Do you want to study for a college or university degree?
Do you have problems comprehending when you read academic texts in English?
Do you have problems creating sentences, or writing paragraphs, or essays in English?
Do you want to take English classes that will help prepare you for the level of English you will encounter in college courses?
How do I know if I should take ESOL classes offered through Corporate and Continuing Education?
If you want to improve everyday conversational skills at home, in the workplace, or in your everyday life, and you are not seeking a college or university degree, then the CCE ESOL program is for you.
Full-time EAP Professors
Luli Marx, Professor II | (561) 862-4666
Mike Sfiropoulos, Professor II | (561) 868-3901
Aylim de Chazal, Associate Professor | (561) 868-3162
Palm Beach Gardens
Mary Bailey, Professor I | (561) 207-5034
Why Meet with an Advisor?
Palm Beach State College considers academic advising essential to college success. Advisors assist students with educational planning, course scheduling, academic program information, international student advising, new student orientation, and transfer information. All students are strongly encouraged to confer with an Academic Advisor each semester they are enrolled at Palm Beach State.
Karen Handy - EAP/ESOL Specific Advisor | (561) 868- 3037
Price Jean - French, Creole, Spanish, Portuguese | (561) 868-3037
Joanna Campos - Spanish | (561) 868- 3052
Daniel Alvarez - Spanish | (561) 868-4164
Milagros Davila - Spanish, Bachelor's Programs Only | (561) 868-4104
Lucia Pasqualini - EAP/ESOL Specific Advisor, Spanish | (561) 862-4315
Palm Beach Gardens
Dede Dyer - EAP/ESOL Specific Advisor | (561) 207-5319
Patricia Hoyle - Spanish | (561) 207-5342