English as a foreign language (EFL)

English as a foreign language (EFL) courses help students prepare for college level academic expectations in these areas:

  • Grammar
  • Composition
  • Reading
  • Listening/speaking
  • Cultural components


Who should take the EFL courses?

  • Non-native speakers of American English who do not place directly into their program of study courses.
  • Students who may place into their program of study courses, but who want/need additional instruction in academic English.
  • Any non-native speaker of American English who desires to increase their academic knowledge of the language.

How do students register for the courses?

  • New students should click on the Requirements tab and follow those instructions.
  • Existing students can register through Webadvisor during open enrollment.
  • If existing students have any questions about courses, they can contact their faculty coach.
  • Paula Wilder is available for any questions by email (pmwilder@gtcc.edu) or phone (336-334-4822 ext. 50566).


Program Success Rates:

In the first year of the EFL courses, 100% of students who took EFL 074, 084, and 094 (Level IV reading, grammar, and composition), and then took EFL 095 in conjunction with ENG 111 scored either an A or B in all coursework.



Last update 04/01/2014