English as a Second Language

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Our ESL instructors are dedicated to preparing English language learners to participate in the conversations and written communication of the studio classroom and creative workplace with an art- and design-focused language curriculum. 

Department of English as a Second departmental learning outcomes:

  • To advance English learner proficiency in academic English across all four language domains: speaking, writing, listening, and reading;
  • To develop English learner’s ability to communicate about art and design in written assignments, in presentations, and at critiques;
  • To foster a clear understanding of American academic ethics and research tools.
  • To empower CCAD English learners to express their voice and personal and cultural perspective through their work and words in order to be a part of campus conversations.
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Dr. Sonya Fix, Department Head of English as a Second Language

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ESL Faculty 

Coordinator of ESL , Faculty Council President
Liberal Arts, English as a Second Language