Foundations: Beginning in English/Class Meeting Times

Are you new to English? Foundations: Beginning in English can help! This non-credit course introduces basic English vocabulary and grammar to non-native speakers of English. Students will practice basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This course is designed for students who are not yet ready for Level 1 EAP classes.

The Foundations course is managed by the Institute for Corporate and Continuing Education (ICCE) in partnership with the EAP program. Classes meet on HCC Dale Mabry Campus. 

  • The course is offered in fall and spring.
  • It consists of two consecutive 8-week sessions.
  • Classes meet two days a week (Mondays and Wednesdays) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Students must successfully complete the two sessions to be able to enter the EAP Level 1 classes.

EAP chart

Steps to Enroll for the Foundations Course:

  1. Apply to HCC online at hccfl.edu.
  2. Take an English placement test. Test referral forms are available on all HCC campuses.
    If you have already taken a placement test, go to the next step.
  3. Register and pay for classes. To register online, go to https://catalog.tampatraining.com/browse/personalenrichment