This book teaches English language learners about language learning and classroom expectations. It is a compilation of advice, experiences, suggestions, strategies, and learning theories collected over many years of teaching this population. What Every ESL Student Should Know was written to help English language learners be successful in community college and college classrooms--specifically, how to prepare students for expectations and behavior within the classroom and how to help them to be good students, how to participate in class, what to expect from the class, and what to do to learn English. Learning strategies and language theories are presented in brief. This text is ideal for orientations or pre-college workshops for international or immigrant students.