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English as a Second Language Program

Mission Statement:

 

The mission of the ESL (English as a Second Language) Program is to empower English learners, and provide them with the language skills and cultural understanding necessary to meet their educational and professional goals. Through comprehensive English classes targeting social and academic language, as well as experiential learning opportunities, students are prepared for academic study in the US and matriculation at Southeastern Louisiana University. We foster an encouraging learning environment, respecting the richness of each student’s native culture.

Program Overview:

Students at any level of proficiency, with beginning to advanced English skills, are encouraged to participate in our program. Classes are organized by levels of English mastery, determined by an initial placement test, and meet for three hours twice a week. Each term is eight weeks. In addition to attending class, students are encouraged to visit our English as a Second Language Computer Lab, located in DVickers Hall 209, for conversational practice with a native English speaker, viewing and discussing English-language films and television programs, and accessing educational computer programs.

 

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Program Features

All ESL students at Southeastern will be able to participate in special activities, in addition to regular classroom instruction. Such activities help build cultural knowledge, promote social connections in the school community, and give students more authentic opportunities to use English outside of the classroom. Our program has included:

  • Partnering with native English speakers for daily conversation practice
  • Attending on-campus festivals, such as the annual Strawberry Jubilee, Strawberry Jam, and International Night
  • Partnering with other Southeastern classes for cultural and conversational exchanges
  • Taking guided tours of the university library, the Contemporary Art Gallery, and KSLU radio station
  • Visiting the Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum
  • Attending a faculty poetry reading on campus
  • Visiting the Hammond Recreation Center in downtown Hammond for a conversational exchange with community members

 

ESL students also have access to online resources, including:

  • Mango Languages, a language-learning program with over 70 languages
  • Learning Express Library, with practice tests and resources to help students study independently for the TOEFL, ACT, SAT, GRE, and other college entrance exams

 

Beyond the classroom, we have:

  • The English as a Second Language Computer Lab, with 18 computer stations reserved for ESL students.Conversational practice sessions with a native English speaker are held in this space as well.
  • The Foreign Language Resource Center, where students can receive free one-on-one assistance with grammar or pronunciation from a native English speaker.

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Meet our Instructor

Danielle Perez de Corcho

Danielle Perez de Corcho has been teaching English as a Second Language at Southeastern since January 2015.  She holds a Master of Arts degree from Tulane University in Latin American Studies and a bachelor’s degree in English, Spanish, and International Studies from Illinois College.  She is originally from Illinois, but has lived and studied abroad in Argentina, Paraguay, and Egypt before settling in Louisiana.  She completed her TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2010, where she also taught English classes for adults.  Before coming to Southeastern, she taught ESL in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.  In her teaching career, Ms. Danielle has enjoyed getting to know students from over 25 different countries. Seeing students achieve their goals, both in the classroom and beyond, is the best part of her job.  Besides teaching, she loves learning new languages, too! She speaks Spanish as a second language and has also studied Portuguese, Arabic, and Guarani.  She lives in Metairie with her family.

You may contact her with questions regarding course content:

 danielle.perezdecorcho@southeastern.edu

Danielle

 

Meet our Graduate Assistant

Hilary Johnson

Hilary Johnson is a graduate student at Southeastern, pursuing a master’s in communication sciences and disorders (speech-language pathology). She holds a master’s in ethnomusicology from the University of Washington, and a bachelor’s in music (jazz studies) from the University of Southern California. While at the University of Washington, Hilary was the recipient of the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, studying French language and Québécois culture in Montréal. During her time there, she frequently traded private English language tutoring for French lessons. Hilary is a native English speaker, born and raised in Seattle, and has lived in New Orleans since 2013.

She provides administrative support to the program and facilitates conversational practice in the English as a Second Language Computer Lab.

Contact: esl@southeastern.edu

Hilary

 Contact Information/Para Español/Campus Map

Contact Information

English as a Second Language

D. Vickers Hall, Room 249

1220 SGA Drive

Hammond, LA 70402

Tel: 985-549-2270

Email: esl@southeastern.edu

 

If the ESL office is closed, please visit:

World Languages and Cultures

D. Vickers Hall, Room 219

1220 SGA Drive

Hammond, LA 70402

Tel: 985-549-2105

 

Para español, por favor comuníquese con Danielle Perez de Corcho:  Danielle.perezdecorcho@southeastern.edu  o (985) 549-5924

 

Link to a campus map:

https://www.southeastern.edu/map/#

 

Classes are typically in D. Vickers Hall or in the Student Union.

ESL Computer Lab: D. Vickers Hall, Room 209

The Foreign Language Resource Center: D. Vickers Hall, Room 211

 

Required Fees and Tuition

 

Summer Term
Total cost: $973.45

 

This includes the cost of tuition ($943.45), lab fee ($21), and ID card summer activation ($9).

 

All Other Terms

Total cost per term: $982.45 

Fall, Term 1

Fall, Term 2 ($964.45 if participated in the previous term)

Spring, Term 1  

Spring, Term 2 ($964.45 if participated in the previous term)

 

This includes the cost of tuition ($943.45), lab fee ($21), and ID card activation ($18 per semester, spring or fall). Students returning for term 2, after completing term 1 that semester, will not have to pay the activation fee again until the next semester.

 

Students should also be prepared to purchase required materials for the course (workbooks, etc.). 

 

Parking (Optional)

On-campus parking is available to ESL students. You may purchase and obtain parking tags directly from Transportation Services.

 

The cost is $21 per semester. You must bring your student ID as well as the required vehicle registration information. Please call the number below for details.

 

Transportation Services
Pride Hall Rm 139

1301 SGA Drive
SLU Box 10349
Hammond, LA 70402

Parking Contact
Tel: 985-549-5695
Fax: 985-549-2598
parking@southeastern.edu

 

How to Apply

1. Contact the International Services Office in order to:

  • Obtain a W# (student identification number needed to register)
  • Address visa status requirements. For example:

Health insurance may be required for F1 and J1 status students.

Students on an F1 visa are required to document a minimum of 20 hours per week in class (six hours per week), the English as a Second Language Computer Lab, and practicing written/oral English while on Southeastern’s campus.

International Services Office
North Campus Main Building, Room 113
Southeastern Louisiana University 
Hammond, LA 70402 

Tel:        (985) 549-2360
Fax:             (985) 549-5882
Toll Free:     (800) 222-7358
Email:          international@southeastern.edu

 

2. Register and pay for your course by contacting the ESL office. If you cannot reach us by phone, please send an email. 

 

English as a Second Language

D. Vickers Hall, Room 249

1220 SGA Drive

Hammond, LA 70402

Tel: 985-549-2270

Email: esl@southeastern.edu

 

If the ESL office is closed, please visit:

World Languages and Cultures

D. Vickers Hall, Room 219

1220 SGA Drive

Hammond, LA 70402

Tel: 985-549-2105


3. Obtain a student ID:

 All students on Southeastern’s campus are required to carry a student ID. Prior to attending class, please obtain your ID at Campus Card Operations.

 

Campus Card Operations
North Campus Financial Aid Bldg. Rm 133 
900A University Ave.
SLU Box 10766
Hammond, LA 70402 
Tel: 985-549-3990
Fax: 985-549-5918

Director
Pamela Hoover 
lionslagniappe@southeastern.edu

 

4. Parking (Optional)

On-campus parking is available to ESL students. You may purchase and obtain parking tags directly from Transportation Services.

 

The cost is $21 per semester. You must bring your student ID as well as the required vehicle registration information. Please call the number below for details.

 

Transportation Services
Pride Hall Rm 139

1301 SGA Drive
SLU Box 10349
Hammond, LA 70402

Parking Contact
Tel: 985-549-5695
Fax: 985-549-2598
parking@southeastern.edu

 

 English for International Students (EGIS) Curriculum 

Curriculum for ESL Credit Hours:

 

  • EGIS 97: English Grammar and Conversation
  • EGIS 98: Reading
  • EGIS 107: Introduction to Academic Writing
  • EGIS 108: Advanced Grammar and TOEFL Preparation

 


2018 - 2019

ESL terms and class dates correlate with Southeastern's academic calendar.

Link to academic calendar: https://www.southeastern.edu/admin/rec_reg/calendar/

 

Term

Meeting Dates

Holidays

2018

Fall 1

Aug. 15 - Oct. 9 Sept. 3

Fall 2

Oct. 15 - Dec. 6

Nov. 21-23

2019

Spring 1

Jan. 23 - Mar. 18

Mar.4-6

Spring 2

Mar. 20 - May 14  Apr. 19- 26 

Summer

June 5- July 30  July 4