Summer Contact Details

Our office will continue to work remotely through summer. There are several ways to contact us during this time:

Email: Either of the LC Co-Coordinators may be reached using their email addresses at the end of this page. For a faster response, you may email our Administrative Assistant, Kyanne Meissner, at Kyanne's summer hours are Monday through Friday, from 8am to 1pm.

Live Chat: Click the chat icon on our website to chat with us Monday through Thursday between 9am and 3pm, and also on Friday mornings between 9am and 12pm.

English as a Second Language

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.

How to Enroll in classes

In order to take these courses, you must:

  1. First, complete an application to enroll as a DVC student.
  2. Once you have received your Student ID and account, please complete the ESL assessment to learn your current skill level and course placement.
  3. After you receive your student ID number, you should complete the online orientation (también está disponible en español.) The orientation will provide you with important information about student services, the online student portal, programs, procedures and policies.
  4. To see our current or upcoming classes, please use the searchable schedule.
  5. When you have decided which class to take, log into InSite to register.

English as a second language certificates

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.

Need Help?

Use our chat function on this page Monday through Thursday between 9am and 3pm, and also on Friday mornings between 9am and 12pm. Or, contact one of the ESL Co-coordinators directly below.

English as a second language advising

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.

Should you have need or difficulties, you may also contact her via phone or email: 

Telephone: 925-272-9978

Email: Lori Anne Rogala

Related links

Contact English

ESL Coordinator: Rayshell Clapper

Telephone: 925-969-2621

Email: Rayshell Clapper 

Office location: LC-114 campus map

ESL Coordinator: Laurie Sample

Telephone: 925-969-2619

Email: Laurie Sample 

Office location: LC-112 campus map

English Department Chair: Dorian Eidhin

Telephone: 925-969-2518


Office location: FO 239

Contact: Charles Shackett

Telephone: 925-551-6217

Email: Charles Shackett  

Office location: W-117 campus map