Updated COVID Protocols

Face masks are required in all indoor facilities regardless of vaccination status. Effective January 1, 2022, proof of vaccination will be required for students, employees and visitors. Visit dccc.edu/vaccine-info for additional information.

Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

ESL Program

After placement testing, students will meet with an advisor to begin planning their education at the College. Students will be given directions on how to select courses for the upcoming semester, and will learn more about the ESL program.

The ESL program has four subjects of three levels each, for a total of 12 courses. In addition, students are required to take developmental, or bridge, English (ENG 050) and Reading (REA 050) courses prior to English Composition I (ENG 100).

Example of a student’s progress through the ESL program:

Example of a student’s progress through the ESL program


ESL courses in Writing (ESL 024, 034, 044), Reading (ESL 025, 035, 045), and Listening and Speaking (ESL 026, 036, 046) require three hours of classroom time and also tutoring time. Tutoring is mandatory for these courses and is built into your schedule. Tutoring is held in the comfortable environment of the Learning Commons.

Academic Progress

It is important to set goals for your academic progress and chart your academic progress. Your advisor and tools in delaGATE can help to make sure you are on the right path to success!

Find out more information on the International Student webpage.