English as a Second Language (ESLA)

NON DEGREE, 30 CREDITS

Find out why learning English as a second language has many advantages and benefits. 

Riverland's English for Academic Purposes courses are designed for international and immigrant students who want to improve their English skills for college and career. Classes prepare students for success in the Minnesota transfer curriculum and college technical programs, and develop advanced English skills useful in professional settings.


You can look forward to a friendly, welcoming classroom atmosphere, and experienced instructors committed to your goals, growth and success. Students enjoy a cohort atmosphere with small classes, group activities, and learning outside the classroom through field trips.


You will develop Academic English skills in writing, grammar, reading, vocabulary, listening, and speaking. In addition, you will apply and develop critical thinking skills and learn to navigate U.S. college systems.

Location: Austin
Program Starts: Fall, Spring
Course Plan: Flexible course plan based upon placement results.
Faculty: Jen Ouellette-Schramm Marie Lechelt Melissa Siebke


For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the English as a Second Language (ESLA) program page at riverland.edu.

Required Core Courses

ESLA0930 Intermediate Writing and Grammar 5 CR
ESLA1030 Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary 5 CR
ESLA1130 Intermediate Listening and Speaking 5 CR
ESLA0950 Advanced Writing and Grammar 5 CR
ESLA1040 Advanced Reading and Vocabulary 5 CR
ESLA1140 Advanced Listening and Speaking 5 CR