If English is not your first language, you are not alone. DVC offers many English as a second language (ESL) classes to help you with your English speaking, reading, and writing skills. By successfully completing these classes, you will be on the right path to enroll in a DVC program or transfer to a four-year university.
A certificate in ESL can be used to show your educational success and dedication to potential employers, scholarship committees, and college admissions.
You can take many of our classes as non-credit. Non-credit classes are free and repeatable, but do not count towards your GPA. Classes with a non-credit option are listed with an 'NC'. See our class list below for all our non-credit options. If you have questions about enrolling in a non-credit class, please email us or use our chat feature.
|Non-Credit Vocational Classes||
ESL30NC - Beginning English for Technology
ESL31NC - Beginning English for Employment
ESL60/60NC - Beginning English Grammar
ESL65/65NC - Beginning Oral Communication Skills
ESL67/67NC - Beginning Integrated Academic Reading, Writing and Study Skills
ESL70/70NC - Intermediate English Grammar
ESL75/75NC - Intermediate Oral Communication Skills
ESL77/77NC - Intermediate Integrated Academic Reading, Writing and Study Skills
ESL80 - High-Intermediate English Grammar
ESL85 - High-Intermediate Oral Communication Skills
ESL87 - High-Intermediate Integrated Academic Reading, Writing and Study Skills
ESL90 - Advanced English Grammar
ESL95 - Advanced Oral Communication Skills
ESL97 - Advanced Integrated Academic Reading, Writing and Study Skills
ESL110 - College Grammar And Editing for Multilingual Students
ESL115 - College Oral Communication Skills
ESL117A - Integrated Reading and Writing: Advanced English Language Learners
|Transfer-Level English||ENGL122AL - First Year College English for Multilingual Learners|
In order to take these courses, you must:
Review the ESL course sequence to see what courses are required and in what order.
Certificate of accomplishments are offered in:
You can learn more about these options and the requirements in our catalog.
We know that navigating degrees and certificate requirements can be tricky. Schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss which option is best for you.
Use our chat function on this page Monday through Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and also on Friday mornings between 9:00 a.m. and 12 noon. Or, contact one of the ESL Co-coordinators.
ESL Coordinators Drop-In Hours
You can speak to one of our ESL Co-Coordinators over Zoom during our drop-in hours here. Our hours are:
Monday 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
For English as a second language advising, Professor Lori Anne Rogala can help with registration and answer questions about our various English/ESL classes, general schedule planning, and other general DVC questions. Professor Rogala is available on campus at the Arts, Communication and Language Center (In the PAC building), by telephone, and online through Zoom.
Mon 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon ACL/Online; 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Online only
Tues 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. PAC/Online; 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PAC/Online
Wed 9:00 a.m. -12 noon Online only; 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PAC/Online
Thurs 9-:00 p.m. - 11:00p.m. PAC/Online
Email: Lori Anne Rogala
ESL Coordinator: Rayshell Clapper
Email: Rayshell Clapper
Office location: LC-114 campus map
ESL Coordinator: Laurie Sample
Email: Laurie Sample