COVID-19 College Update

The College is open to assist you both virtually and at some select physical locations. Remote learning will continue through the summer and fall sessions. A small number of hybrid classes are offered with limited class meetings on campus and other work assigned online. Visit for more information.

Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Academic Life

Students interested in studying English as a Second Language have two options: credit courses or non-credit courses.

Credit ESL courses

The College's ESL Program is administered through the Communications, Arts & Humanities division and includes courses in Grammar, Writing, Reading, and Listening and Speaking. These courses are designed to prepare students for academic coursework. A full-time ESL course load is four courses, equal to 18 hours of classroom instruction and tutoring per week. Learn more about the ESL program:

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Non-credit ESL courses

Non-credit ESL courses are administered through Continuing Education and may include up to four hours of instruction per week in subjects such as pronunciation, conversation, TOEFL preparation, and more. Non-credit courses offer students of all backgrounds a friendly and enriching environment in which to study.

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