Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Test Preparation Classes

Test Preparation

SAT Prep Course: Verbal & Reading Comprehension
Helps develop test-taking skills and strategies through exercises in vocabulary, reading, writing and grammar. Covers comprehension of short and long passages, analysis of fiction and nonfiction writings, SAT-type vocabulary, and recognition of grammatical errors in sentence and paragraph structure. No actual composition writing is involved; see separate Essay Writing course below. All questions are multiple-choice. Book included.

YTH 9186 / Length: 9 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $199

CRN 1933 Thursdays
Jan. 31-Feb. 28
7:45-9:35 p.m. Marple
CRN 2977 Saturdays
March 2-April 6
11:45 a.m.-1:35 p.m. Marple

SAT Prep Course: Math 
Covers math, algebra and geometry with emphasis on problem solving and interpretation of data. Book included.

YTH 9187 / Length: 9 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-sponsoring $199

CRN 1932 Thursdays
Jan. 31-Feb. 28
5:50-7:40 p.m. Marple
CRN 2976 Saturday
March 2-April 6
9:50-11:40 a.m. Marple

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) Prep
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry-level academic readiness of nursing program applicants. Book is included.

CAR 4123 / Length 16 hours
Cost: $225

CRN 3056 Tues & Thurs
April 2-25
6-8 p.m. Marple

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Prep Course
Skill-building practice in listening, speaking, 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 3/11-3/16.

CAR 3311 / Length: 48 hours
Cost: $375

CRN 229 Tuesdays & Thursdays
January 15-March 28
8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple


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 2090
Mandatory Placement Test 1/15
Tues & Thurs
Jan. 22-April 2
8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple
CRN 1164
Mandatory Placement Test 2/12
Tues & Thurs
Feb. 19-April 30
7-9 p.m. Upper Darby
CRN 2898
Manadtory Placement Test 2/23
March 2-May 18
8:45 a.m.-Noon Pennocks
CRN 2339
Mandatory Placement Test 3/18
Mon & Wed
March 25-May 22
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 2782 Jan. 22-April 30 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 1313 Mon & Wed
Jan. 23-April 17
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 1633 Wednesdays
April 3-May 22
6-8:30 p.m. Upper Darby

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 1037 Wednesdays
Feb. 13-April 24
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 1934 Thursdays
Jan. 17-March 28
6-8 p.m. Marple