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Columbia College VA

Fairfax, Virginia United States



School Introduction

Mission Statement

Columbia College provides high-quality, relevant, and varied educational programs and opportunities for the intellectual, cultural, and personal growth of all members of its community. The College values its role as an educational institution, embracing change and responding to the complex needs of those it serves.

Vision of the College

Columbia College strives to provide competitive and responsive professional training programs. It cultivates a student-centered culture that challenges and supports student learning and offers outstanding hands-on professional development programs. The College focuses on excellence in adult educational curricula and delivery which utilize creative approaches to teaching and learning while incorporating the rich cultural diversity of the Metropolitan area.

ESL Program Introduction

The objective of the ESL certificate program is to provide students with comprehensive English skills including grammar, writing, reading, and conversation in order to acquire fluency in English.

Each ESL student must first take an ACCUPLACER exam to measure their English level and place them in the correct course level. Each course is geared towards the studentís specific skill level. The 15 month program incorporates vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar, and pronunciation to improve each studentís communication skills.

Additionally, American culture and norms will be incorporated into lesson plans to help foreign students transition.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Starting Dates,
Jan 22 2013, Feb 25 2013, Apr 1 2013, May 5 2013, Jun 10 2013

Semi-Intensive ESL

$1, 390/10 wks

18-20 hrs/wk

Special Courses & Features

Contact Info

Columbia College VA
8300 Merrifield Ave.
Fairfax, VA 22031