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The ESL Instructor works to provide non-native speakers with the highest level of instruction in English as a Second Language to ensure each student’s success at UNCSA. She teaches both high school and college level courses in ESL, and also works with students individually during ESL tutor sessions. Tutor sessions are scheduled according to the needs of the student and typically last between 30 – 45 minutes. The ESL instructor is also responsible for reviewing the ESL proficiency of all incoming non-native speakers, and works closely with the Coordinator for International Students in Admissions, to provide the widest margin of support for our international student population here at UNCSA.

For further information about the ESL program at UNCSA, please contact the ESL Instructor:

Elizabeth Klaimon
ESL Instructor
1915 Sunnyside Avenue
Second Floor
(336) 631-1515

High School Program

The TOEFL Junior is required for admission to the High School Program. The required minimum score is 745.

High School ESL assistance includes a high school English class in ESL and individual ESL tutoring. ESL support is provided during the academic school year to fully enrolled high school students.

College Programs

Undergraduate Diploma & Degree and Graduate Studies

Non-native speakers of English are required to take the TOEFL test for admission. TOEFL scores may be internet TOEFL (iBT), computer based TOEFL (CBT) or the paper-based TOEFL. The following are the recommended minimums:

Undergraduate Degree  6.5 79 213  550
Graduate Degree  6.5 79 213  550


To schedule the TOEFL, contact Educational Testing Services at

ESL 100: Academic English for Non-native Speakers. Enrollment is by placement test and recommendation of the ESL instructor. The course covers academic skills: writing, reading, note taking, and research. Diploma students may be required to successfully complete ESL 100 before admission to the undergraduate degree program.

Individual ESL tutoring is available during the academic school year for fully enrolled undergraduate and graduate students