English as a Second Language (ESL)

The ESL curriculum is designed to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, grammar and writing English in preparation for college-level study. Enter this program by taking an English placement test with follow-up from an academic advisor.

Note that all courses may not be offered at every college of DCCCD. For a full listing of all courses, including which college offers a specific course, check the online Combined Colleges catalog.

​ESL Courses at the Colleges of DCCCD

Various ESL courses are offered at all seven colleges of DCCCD:

  • Brookhaven College
  • Cedar Valley College
  • Eastfield College
  • El Centro College
  • Mountain View College
  • North Lake College
  • Richland College

​Course Descriptions for ESL

ESL courses are listed under the four-letter rubric (course prefix):

English as a Second Language
English as a Second Language (Overview)
     ESOL (Writing)
ESOL - Ingles Como Segundo Idioma (Resumen)
     ESOL (Lectura)

* English for Speakers of Other Languages

Get Started

Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor to discuss your educational and career goals.

Check the current class schedule at the DCCCD college you plan to attend to see what classes are offered in a given semester. See the browsable class schedules of the colleges of DCCCD.

Get More With the Core Curriculum

The core of learning in college is a set of courses that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and educational experiences you need to succeed in higher education. Those classes — called the Core Curriculum — are the courses that lead to an associate degree from the colleges of DCCCD and which transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Students who complete the DCCCD Core Curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA are guaranteed that their courses will transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university. Individual Core courses must be accepted as well by the transfer institution, according to state law. 

Find out more about the Core Curriculum of the colleges of DCCCD.

Contact Us

Contact us for more information about ESL courses.