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

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.