General Educational Development (GED) tests give a student the opportunity to earn a Kansas State High School diploma. This credential is recognized as a key to employment opportunities, advancement, further education and financial rewards.
The English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program assists students in learning English as a second language. Formerly the English as a Second Language (ESL) program, the goals of the program are still the same to teach students English and assist in the adjustment of living in the United States.
English is more than just a language. It involves pronunciation, vocabulary in context, understanding, speaking, listening, reading, and writing the English language. The program not only utilizes small classroom sizes to allow for individual attention, but emphasizes and utilizes real world learning opportunities. Classroom instruction utilizes individual instruction, the latest in learning methods, and encourages student use of the English language such as listening to English speaking radio, watching English speaking television programs, reading English newspapers, writing notes and papers in the English language. Even though the full learning and comprehension of the English language takes approximately 7 years, the goal of the ESOL program is to provide the student with the most learning opportunities in the least amount of time.