Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Non-Credit English as a Second Language Classes


English as a Second Language
Provides beginning, intermediate and advanced instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing English. Students are grouped according to their current ability after assessment process at the first class. All levels may not be available at every location. Book with CD included. NOTE: Students will all be tested on the first night of class. The results will place students in qualifying levels: beginners, intermediate, or advanced. Classes will begin the week after testing. No class 11/22.

CSP 5021 / Length: 40 hours
Cost: $349

CRN 1977
Mandatory Placement Test 9/11
Tues & Thurs
Sept. 11-Nov. 15
8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple
CRN 534
Mandatory Placement Test 9/25
Tues & Thurs
Sept. 25-Dec. 6
7-9 p.m. Upper Darby
CRN 2481
Mandatory Placement Test 10/8
Tues & Thurs
Oct. 8-Dec. 17
7-9 p.m. Exton

Online Intermediate Level ESL
This online course provides instruction at an intermediate/high level in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar, all while learning about the “Great City of Philadelphia”. To see if this course is right for you take an assessment online at

CSP 9332 / Length: 40 hours
Cost: $349

CRN 1034 Sept. 12-Dec. 6 Online

Elementary Grammar for Foreign Students
Learn and practice your grammar skills in this high beginning multi-skills course incorporating listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities focused on everyday life. Book included. Upon successful completion of this course, you may be eligible for three academic credits.

CSP 5268 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: $369

CRN 1034 Mon & Wed
Sept. 10-Nov. 21
8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple

Conversational English
Helps high-level ESL speakers advance their communication skills even further in order to function in an English- speaking environment. Students participate in oral presentations, role-playing, debates, reading activities and group discussions. Not for beginning speakers. No class 11/21.

CSP 5241 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: $285

CRN 2498 Wednesdays
Sept. 26-Nov. 28
6-8:30 p.m. Upper Darby Center

Pronunciation for ESL Students
Assists high-intermediate to advanced students from a variety of language backgrounds, who are capable of following class instruction and motivated to practice in and out of class, to improve their pronunciation of Standard American English. Utilizes tapes and text to study vowels and consonants, phrases and sentences, and includes listening, practice, and completion of homework assignments. 

CSP 5258 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: $285

CRN 2482 Wednesdays
Oct. 10-Dec. 12
7-9 p.m. Marple

Writing for Foreign Students Learning English
Helps those who speak English as a second language to think and write in English. Grammar is taught along with basic writing skills. A speaking knowledge of English is required. No class the week of 3/13-3/18.

CSP 5232 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: $225

CRN 1446 Thursdays
Sept. 13-Nov. 15
6-8 p.m. Marple

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) Prep
Skill-building practice in listening, grammar, reading and writing for students registering for the TOEFL exam. Also provides test-taking strategies. This is a test-preparation course for students who are already fluent in English. Does not include instruction in ESL. Book included. No class 11/22.

CAR 3311 / Length: 48 hours
Cost: $375

CRN 367 Tuesdays & Thursdays
Sept. 11-Nov. 27
8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple