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English as a Second Language

How many languages do you know? 

The Languages and Cultures Department provides classes that fulfill the Global Language Proficiency requirement, including classes in English for eligible multilingual students.

All students accepted to study at CSB/SJU are proficient in English.  The courses we offer are advanced courses designed to strengthen the academic language and research skills expected in college classes.

Want more information?
Contact Sarah Pruett
Office: Quad 471, SJU
Phone: (320) 363-3815
Email: [email protected]


Multilingual students in EBS (English for Bilingual Students) class, fall 2014

Fall 2014 international students in ESL class in front of Lake Sagatagan at SJU

Sarah Pruett and Fr. Simon, a graduate student of theology from China

Common Curriculum Learning Goals
for ESL & English for Bilingual Students
Students will:
Demonstrate a minimum proficiency level of Advanced, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, in at least three of the four language skills.
Demonstrate the academic English language skills sufficient to complete college-level work.