English as a Second Language (ESL)

The CFOT curriculum is designed to cultivate spiritual leadership for a multicultural world. The capacity for a bilingual/multilingual ministry is vital to reach the ever-increasing population of immigrant communities. Those cadets for whom English is not their primary language are required to study English through ESL until they achieve a score of 40 on the Second Language English Proficiency (SLEP) test. During the academic year, beginning in the Fall term, multiple ESL courses are offered, one course focusing on conversational English with some grammar, the others more heavily focused on English grammar and writing skills. Depending upon progress, in the Winter term, additional courses may be offered for more and differing needs of cadets. Advanced students could elect to take English Enrichment instead of ESL.