<strong>LOGAN—</strong> The English Language Center opened its doors in 1999 to house and expand a successful structured English for Speakers of Other Languages program. Since that time the Center has become a model for ESOL programs and student enrollment has increased from 183 students in 1999 to more than 1,000 students annually.
On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Monday, co-Founder Katie Jensen said the center’s core program involves six levels of English ranging from beginning to advanced students.
“We have students that come in at all levels of English ability. Some enter our program unable to read, speak, or write any English, and then we have higher level students who come in to sharpen their skills and prepare for other academic pursuits,” Jensen said. “We have a wide range of student levels at our center.”
The other co-founder, Rhonda Kingsford, said during the past year, the center has served students from 56 different countries. She said the EC has been in its new building for more than two years and efforts are being made to pay off the debt so that more money can go into programs.