UMHB offers courses in Spanish, French, Italian, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and American Sign Language (ASL). Students can major or minor in Spanish and can meet the foreign language requirements in most degree plans with the other three offerings. Learn more about our program offerings as well as our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program below.
Other Languages to Fulfill Degree Requirements
English For Speakers Of Other Languages
The ESOL program offers several classes of 3 credit hours each:
- Oral Communication
In addition, there are basic, intermediate and advanced levels of each class to meet student needs. ESOL is 50% of the cost of undergraduate tuition.
In order to progress from the ESOL program to other classes, a student must meet all of the following exit requirements:
- Score at or above the designated cut-off on the English Proficiency exam.
- Score at least 75% in all ESOL classes.
- Pass an oral interview with a team of UMHB faculty members.
The interview team will evaluate the communication skills of the student and make the decision as to whether the student can be released to all regular classes or remain in a specified number of ESOL courses. Students must enroll in all ESOL courses recommended by this interview team.
Until a student has completed the ESOL requirements, the Registrar’s Office will maintain a hold on the student’s registration. While the hold is in effect, registration must be approved by the Chair of the MFL Department or designee.
After an ESOL student has completed these exit requirements, he/she will be released from the ESOL program, the hold will be released and the student will be awarded a certificate indicating completion of the ESOL program.Learn More
Page last updated September 28, 2018