English as a Second Language (ESL)
International students at Berkshire represent a great diversity of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. To prepare students for a full course of study, Berkshire offers English as a Second Language (ESL) at the advanced level. Advanced ESL is divided into two separate courses: ESL Advanced Literature and ESL Advanced Writing. Students must take both courses.
Advanced ESL is designed to act as a bridge between the ESL program and the regular English program. It is intended for students who have good oral, aural, reading and writing skills but who need support in doing academic work in English. The emphasis is on developing the advanced reading and writing skills necessary to do academic work in English.