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The mission of the Academic English as a Second Language (AESL) Program at Skagit Valley College is to provide exemplary instruction in English as a second language and orientation in U.S. culture to students who are nonnative speakers of English.
The AESL Program seeks to accomplish the following specific goals:
The AESL Program is located on the Mount Vernon Campus, in Washington State, and includes intensive and semi-intensive classes. Our focus includes teaching AESL, developing intercultural awareness, personal growth, and successful study skills. The program provides a warm and friendly environment where students can readily find support from instructors, tutors, staff and fellow students. Everyone is welcome, and the diversity of our students is celebrated and respected. Faculty members facilitate learning, mentor students and provide meaningful opportunities to learn and practice English.