How to Learn English at Central Piedmont

Central Piedmont has two options to learn English:

  • English as a Foreign Language (EFL; "Academic ESL")
  • English as a Second Language (ESL; "Adult ESL")

English as a Foreign Language helps you improve your English to prepare for college. If you are a beginner, English as a Second Language helps you develop very basic English skills, regardless of if you have completed high school or have a high school equivalency diploma. Compare the two programs:

  English as a Foreign Language (EFL) English as a Second Language (ESL)
International Students on F1-Visas can take? Yes No
Earns college credit Yes No
Cost Charges tuition Free

Take English as a Foreign Language (EFL) If:

Take English as a Second Language (ESL) If:

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