The ESL courses are offered according to language proficiency levels, from beginner to advanced, with student placement in specific courses determined by a language skills assessment test and a personal interview. Based upon the results of the test, students may be eligible to enroll in ESL courses if their language skills scores on the VUST English Proficiency test fall between 50 and 80. International students are eligible to enroll in ESL courses if their TOEFL scores fall within the range of 450 to 547 on the written test or from 50 to 75 on the Internet-based test.
This ESL Program is also designed for VUST students with a strong academic background that have immigrated to the United States from non-English speaking countries. The program is designed to improve the English capability and proficiency of these students in the areas of reading, speaking, writing, listening, and general communication, so that the students may succeed in VUST’s other program offerings. Fluency and accuracy in both spoken and written English are emphasized. After a student has completed all program courses with a satisfactory grade, VUST will admit the student into the other academic program of his/her choice.
The detail information of ESL program at Virginia University of Science & Technology.