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Rio Salado College

ESL Online
Tempe, Arizona USA



School Introduction

Welcome to Rio Salado, the college within everyone’s reach!®

We have the quality, advantages and value today’s college students need. As one of the Maricopa Community Colleges, we are fully-accredited and serve over 60, 000 students annually. We deliver choice, access, flexibility and affordability busy people need to achieve their educational goals. Our highly supportive services are accessible 24/7, positioning Rio Salado as the college of first choice for working adults.

Rio Salado provides a caring and supportive environment for its employees and students. This inclusive community, in addition to academic excellence, makes Rio Salado College the unparalleled success it is today.

Discover the Rio Advantage for your self today.

ESL Program Introduction

Do you want to improve your English skills?
Do you know someone who does?

ESL@Rio Salado College is for you if you want to improve your English communication, reading, vocabulary, and writing skills.

Enjoy the flexibility:

1. Online Classes

Rio Salado College created ESL Online for busy individuals who want to learn or improve their English skills but cannot make it to a traditional campus. ESL Online gives students the flexibility to improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in a way that best meets their needs and daily schedules. Students no longer have to drive miles away to improve their English. Students can access course content 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world where the Internet is available.

2. In-person Classes

ESL Online offers in-person classes as well. Students meet with an instructor in a traditional classroom one night a week and in a computer lab the second night a week. The class in the computer lab is optional for students; however, the instructor will be available to assist students.

The Rio Advantage
• Take basic, intermediate or advanced level classes.
• Choose a 3 credit course (14 or 15 weeks) or a 1 credit class (5 or 7 weeks).
• Earn college credit.
• Choose from in-person courses supported by lab instruction or a completely online class.
• Access to free computer labs in Tempe, Surprise, Paradise Valley, and Mesa.
• Receive helpdesk support all day or whenever you need it.
• Pay affordable tuition with payment plans and financial aid.
• Complete lab coursework during class, at home, or at a Rio Salado computer lab.

•Students receive college credit.
•Students gain both language and computer skills.
•Students receive personalized attention from instructors who have master’s degrees in the discipline.
•Students interact with engaging technology that caters to their learning style: audio, visual, and kinesthetic.
•Students can access their classes anytime or anywhere the Internet is available.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Online classes start every Monday throughout the year.

1 credit/1 hour = $65
3 credit/3 hours = $195
+ $15 registration fee
+ textbooks

1 credit/1 hour = $90
3 credit/3 hours = $270
+ $15 registration fee
+ textbooks

* If a stduent takes 7 credits/7 hours of classes or more, the cost increases to $263 per credit hour.

In-person classes begin January 22, 2008.

Special Courses & Features

Contact Info

ESL Online
Rio Salado College
2323 W. 14th Street,
Tempe, Arizona 85281