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.

In order to take these courses, you must first complete the ESL assessment to learn your current skill level and course placement.

Review the ESL course sequence to see what courses are required and in what order.

English as a second language certificates

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.

English as a second language class schedule

To see the current or upcoming classes, please use the searchable schedule.

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 visit Lori Anne Rogala's Zoom hours:

Mondays: 9:00 a.m. -12:00 noon, 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Tuesdays: 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. -12:00 noon,

Thurs: 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m

Fridays: 8:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. 

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
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English Department Chair: Alan Haslam

Telephone: 925-969-22404

Email: Alan Haslam 

Office location: FO-109

Contact: Charles Shackett

Telephone: 925-551-6217

Email: Charles Shackett  

Office location: W-117 campus map