English as a Second Language Are you a non-native English speaker? Would you like to improve your language, literacy and academic skills? Clackamas Community College's English as a Second Language Department can help. We have a great ESL Program for Intensive English. Our students benefit from a supportive learning environment as well as course work and related support services. We can help you improve your English skills - and achieve your personal, educational, family and work-related goals! Mission Statement The English as a Second Language Department offers a diverse community of non-native English speakers a program which provides essential language, literacy, and academic skills, in a supportive environment that promotes intercultural competence. The course work and related support services enable students to achieve personal, educational, family, and work-related goals.