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American College English/ESL Students: Who Are They?

ACE students come from diverse countries and range in age from recent high school graduates of local schools to people who have college degrees from their native countries. Some are coming back to school after a very long absence, maybe 20 years or more; others are just beginning the exciting adventure of college. In 2016-2017, the ACE program had students from Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Venezuela, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Jordan, India, Taiwan, China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Laos, Korea, France, Italy, Myanmar and more. We are quite an international community.

No matter where our students come from, they all share one goal: to gain greater fluency in speaking and writing college-level English as quickly as possible so that they can succeed in their other classes.