Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Non-Credit English as a Second Language Classes


English as a Second Language
Provides beginning, intermediate and advanced instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing English. Students are grouped according to their current ability after assessment process at the first class. All levels may not be available at every location. Book with CD included. NOTE: Students will all be tested on the first night of class. The results will place students in qualifying levels: beginners, intermediate, or advanced. Classes will begin the week after testing. No class 11/22.

CSP 5021 / Length: 40 hours
Cost: $349

CRN 1492
Mandatory Placement Test 9/10
Tues & Thurs
Sept. 10-Nov. 14
8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple
CRN 923
Mandatory Placement Test 9/24
Tues & Thurs 
Sept. 24-Dec. 5*
7-9 p.m. Upper Darby
CRN 1770
Mandatory Placement Test 10/7
Mon & Wed
Oct. 7-Dec. 16
7-9 p.m. Exton
* No Class 11/28

Elementary Grammar for Foreign Students
Learn and practice your grammar skills in this high beginning multi-skills course incorporating listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities focused on everyday life. Book included. Upon successful completion of this course, you may be eligible for three academic credits.

CSP 5268 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: $399

CRN 869 Mon & Wed
Sept. 9-Nov. 20
8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Prep Course
Skill-building practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing for students registering for the TOEFL exam. Also provides test-taking strategies. This is a test-preparation course for students who are already fluent in English. Does not include instruction in ESL. Book included. 

CAR 3311 / Length: 48 hours
Cost: $399

CRN 318 Tues & Thurs
Sept. 17-Dec. 3*
8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple
* No class Nov. 28

Elementary Speaking/Listening
This course is intended to assist advanced ESL speakers. Class time is devoted to speaking for everyday needs, grammar practice, pronunciation, intensive listening to short, narratives and listening for specific information in extended narratives and conversations. Students in this course come from a variety of language backgrounds and are capable of following class instruction. Students must be motivated to practice in and out of class, to improve their speaking and listening skills and advance their communication skills. Students participate in oral presentations, role-playing, debates, reading activities and group discussions. Not for beginning speakers. Book included.

CSP 9396 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: $399

CRN 2333 Mon & Wed
Oct. 7-Dec. 11
7-9 p.m. Upper Darby

Writing for Foreign Students Learning English
Helps those who speak English as a second language to think and write in English. Grammar is taught along with basic writing skills. A speaking knowledge of English is required. No class the week of 3/13-3/18.

CSP 5232 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: $225

CRN 2273 Thursdays
Sept. 19-Nov. 21
6-8 p.m. Marple