English as a Second Language (ESL) | BCTC

English as a Second Language (ESL)

BCTC provides academic ESL classes for those who need to improve their English language skills before taking college level classes. We offer classes in academic writing and grammar, college reading and vocabulary, as well as listening and speaking.

The Bluegrass Community and Technical College Skills U Adult Education program provides a variety of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. These free courses are offered throughout the year, and classes fill quickly. Schedule your assessment today.

To learn more about these FREE classes, please contact one of the following programs:

BCTC Skills U Adult Education Programs

BCTC provides academic ESL classes for students who need to improve their English language skills before taking college level classes. These Academic ESL classes are designed to prepare students for the demands of college classes. We offer classes in academic writing and grammar, college reading and vocabulary, as well as listening and speaking. In these classes students work on skills such as writing essays, reading college level texts, giving presentations, listening to lectures, and taking notes in the college classroom. These classes meet from two to four times each week and last for a 16 week semester. Classes are 4 credit hours with morning and afternoon schedules.

Students whose native language is not English can find a class to improve their reading, writing, and speaking skills. Classes are affordable and are scheduled at different times of the day and evening.

Placement into our academic ESL classes is based on results of the CaMLA English Placement Test. The test is given for free on our Cooper Drive campus.

For more information on improving your English language skills, you can call 859-246-6530 or email bl-liso@kctcs.edu. The BCTC Latinx and Immigrant Services Office has staff that speak Spanish, French and Swahili.

Placement and Enrollment

We offer classes from beginner to advanced. Students are placed into an appropriate level class by taking the Cambridge-Michigan Language Assessment: English Placement Test (CaMLA EPT) for reading, writing and listening and speaking. Schedule an appointment through BCTC Advising to take a placement test.

Faculty Contact

If you want more information about ESL classes at Bluegrass Community & Technical College, please feel free to contact any one of our faculty.

Dr. Jim Fenton
jim.fenton@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6364
Office: 101-J Academic Technical Building

Sarah Galvin, ESL Coordinatorphoto of sarah galvin
sarah.galvin@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6350
Office: 101-C Academic Technical Building

Ollie B. Rashid, ESL Instructor
ollie.rashid@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6893
Office: 101-I Academic Technical Building