Throughout its 50 years of service, El Paso Community College (EPCC) has impacted the lives of thousands, granting them diplomas, certificates and unique skills required for the workforce in different fields of study.
One of the most popular programs within the college is English as a Second Language offered by the Language Institute. So popular in fact, that one student – Saminda Fonseka – takes to the road every week to attend.
Fonseka, a 32-year-old native of Sri Lanka, works as an engineer in a land process research company in Socorro, NM. He travels over 200 miles every Saturday to attend an Intensive English class at EPCC.
“I chose EPCC because of its great quality in education, safe and friendly environment and affordable tuition compared to other educational institutes,” Fonseka said, “I have only missed two classes since I started at EPCC, that is a testament to how much these classes have impacted me.”
“At the Language Institute, we are committed to offering classes in a dynamic, multicultural and effective environment with the most innovative, supportive resources imparted by highly qualified and competent faculty members,” said Lucy Flores, Manager of the Language Institute.
“Our team ensures student success through innovative teaching practices that challenge our students to acquire the level of global competency essential to being college, career, and world ready and assume responsible leadership roles in our global society.”
The program not only prepares students who want to start taking courses in the United States, it also provides the grammatical, writing and speech skills to professionals who have found a job opportunity and need to improve their English.