English as a Second Language

Is English not your first language? Do you want to improve your English skills?

Then this program is for you! In our ESL program, you will learn academic English and increase your confidence. Within our levels, we offer integrated reading and writing classes, grammar, oral communication, and free, non-credit classes in our beginning level that may be repeated. Enjoy the support of DVC to improve your knowledge of academic English, language skills for college success, English skills for employment, and communication skills for social and personal growth.

This program is in the interest area:

Career Opportunities

The ESL program will prepare you for:

  • continuing your college education in the program of your choice
  • learning a trade
  • finding employment

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.