English for Multilingual Students (EngM)


Spring 2016 Semester Short-Term, Late-Start EngM Classes:

January 25 - May 10, 2016 (15 weeks)
Open Registration begins December 14, 2015


EngM will give you ways to:

  • Write Logical Sentences
  • Identify and Correct Grammar
  • Increase Vocabulary
  • Understand Reading 
  • Organize Ideas
  • Gain Oral Competence

About the English for Multilingual Students (EngM) Program:

The new English for Multilingual Students (EngM) courses at Ventura College offer reading and writing classes to prepare students for vocational or transferable college coursework.  EngM prepares students to understand textbooks, write better and learn academic and workplace readiness skills. The EngM courses focus on developing academic grammar for writing, reading comprehension, and oral communication skills. As an added incentive, students who take EngM courses find that stronger grammar and reading skills make it possible for them to score higher on the English placement test that is required for freshman English.
 

Who should take EngM courses?

 
EngM is designed for students who speak more than one language, but all students are welcome.
 
Many English learners have been in the U.S. under 7 years and are trying to acquire academic English so they can get an education here; they are also known as ESL students. EngM courses focus on language acquisition and will assist these students with their language development.
 
Many other bilingual students have been in the U.S. education system for more than 8 years, but they continue to be challenged by academic writing and reading. These courses will help get students more prepared for the writing they will do in transfer classes such as history, sociology, psychology, etc.
 
Native English speakers who are challenged by grammar when they write have also found that EngM courses help them improve their writing skills. In all cases EngM courses build students' confidence and help students realize that their education goals can be realized.
 

Student Testimonials:

"I wish I would have taken this class when I first started college because it would have helped me tremendously in my other classes" -Sandra Weitzel

"This class has been really helpful for me because it taught us how to write and how to handle our future classes and our future job." - David Wang

"My best friend, who is a native speaker, told me that she sees a change in my text messages. She does not have to read them 3-5 times to understand me - like before." - Jessica Rios

"I wish I had taken EngM 50 before all my other classes. I would have been more prepared." - Michelle Orozco

"My class taught me more than I ever thought it would. EngM is an awesome class for anyone returning to school." - April Pool

Links:

                english_students

 For more information call (805) 289-6484 or e-mail kharrison@vcccd.edu.