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 our Vocational, Beginner and Intermediate 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 send us a message through our chat feature. We will respond as soon as we can.
|Non-Credit Vocational Classes||
In order to take these courses, you must:
You can speak with our ESL Coordinator, Laurie Sample, in several ways:
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.
Monday and Wednesday: 4pm-7pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 9am-12pm; 4pm-7pm
If the hours don't work with your schedule, please leave a voice message, text, or email and Professor Rogala will return your call!
Email: Lori Anne Rogala
ESL Coordinator: Laurie Sample
Email: Laurie Sample