International Students (Visa) and English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL)

Lescia Gonzalez-Rivera, International Student Advisor,

Elizabeth Gray, Lead Instructor,

Why choose Savannah Technical College’s ESOL program?


  • Tutoring included in tuition
  • Eliminate the TOEFL
  • Articulation Agreements with Universities
  • Flexible schedules
  • Student Externships
  • 50% Tuition Waiver Eligibility

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  • Close to Tybee Beach!
  • Tourist destination for its beauty and history
  • Access to Atlanta, airports, and many attractions
  • Warm most of the year
  • Close to Florida, beaches and Disney World


  • Exciting Opportunities at Savannah Technical College
  • Eligible F1 Visa Programs
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ESOL Curriculum

Class # of credits Class Title
ESOL 0066


Listening and Speaking – Beginning
ESOL 0076


Reading – Beginning
ESOL 0086


Grammar – Beginning
ESOL 0096


Composition – Beginning
ESOL 0067


Listening and Speaking – Intermediate
ESOL 0077


Reading – Intermediate
ESOL 0087


Grammar – Intermediate
ESOL 0097


Composition – Intermediate
ESOL 0068


Listening and Speaking – Advanced
ESOL 0078


Reading – Advanced
ESOL 0088


Grammar – Advanced
ESOL 0098


Composition – Advanced

 ESOL Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the ESOL curriculum?
Each student moves through the ESOL curriculum at his/her pace. Generally, most students complete the ESOL curriculum in 18 – 24 months.

How much do ESOL classes cost?
The tuition rate for ESOL classes is the same as that for regular academic classes.

Can I receive financial aid to help me pay for ESOL classes?
Yes. Financial aid is available to US citizens and permanent residents who want to complete an academic program at Savannah Technical College. You can apply for financial aid at

Does Savannah Tech recognize English proficiency tests such as TOEFL or IELTS?
Currently, Savannah Technical College does not use TOEFL or IELTS scores to determine your level of English proficiency. Instead, we use the ACCUPLACER ESL, which is the placement test you will take as part of the admissions process. If you did well on TOEFL or IELTS, then you should do well on ACCUPLACER ESL.

What can I do after I finish the ESOL curriculum?
The ESOL curriculum prepares you for study in an American college or university. So, you may enroll in any of Savannah Technical College’s programs after you complete ESOL. Certain program restrictions apply to international students with F1 non-immigrant status.

Will another college or university recognize the ESOL classes at Savannah Tech?
Because the ESOL classes are part of Savannah Tech’s developmental course offerings, another college or university will not recognize them. However, after you complete the ESOL curriculum, you may take ENGL 1101, which is recognized by other colleges.