ESL is Designed to Help Students Learn EnglishStudy in Chicago

University of the Potomac’s ESL (English as a Second Language) program is a series of English courses designed to build a student’s ability in all areas of English communication. The objective of our ESL Program is to develop English listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar skills.

Learning English as a Second Language (ESL)English Program Levels

University of the Potomac’s ESL program is designed to prepare non-English speakers into fluent English communicators.

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ESL Program Placement

  • Successfully compete at the collegiate level with peers and native speakers
  • Speak with minimal accent and preparation to a topic which they have researched or about which they are familiar
  • Respond in oral and/or written fashion to an integrated activity designed to compare a reading passage and a lecture
  • Write an academically competitive research and/or opinion paper, exercising proper citation technique and using a variety of primary and/or secondary sources
  • Comprehend and articulate the topic, main ideas, and supporting details contained with a reading passage or spoken lecture
  • Utilize the English abilities to successfully perform and/or obtain promotion in the workplace
  • Students will be placed in a level-appropriate class following a written placement test, a brief interview and such other considerations as the Director of ESL may from time to time determine.


Program Overview
Levels 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


$880 per term
Does not include books and resource materials