One-Week Course To Help ESL Learners Ease Into US Culture and Community

July 16, 2014

St. Charles Community College (SCC) is offering a one-week course Aug. 4-8 to help people learning English as a Second Language (ESL) acclimate to life in the United States. The course is designed to help the ESL learner succeed in American life, community, work and school.

Each day of “ESL 199: Study of U.S. Community and Culture” will focus on a different aspect of American culture:

  • Getting help when needed (medical care and emergency services)
  • Health and wellness
  • Community resources
  • Social etiquette
  • Work and school expectations
  • What to do for fun

Students taking the course for credit may be required to complete assignments/assessments for successful completion. Tuition starts at $95 (depending on residency and visa status) for one hour of credit or $60 for the non-credit option. The course runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day in Room 214 in the Humanities Building (HUM) at SCC.

Register for the non-credit option through Corporate and Community Development at HUM 103 on campus, online at, or via phone at 636-922-8233.

To register for the credit course, visit For more information on course content, contact Dawn Huffman, assistant professor and Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) instructor, at 636-922-8574.  

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit

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