If English is not your first language, you are not alone. DVC offers many English as a second language (ESL) classes to help you with your English speaking, reading, and writing skills. By successfully completing these classes, you will be on the right path to enroll in a DVC program or transfer to a four-year university.
A certificate in ESL can be used to show your educational success and dedication to potential employers, scholarship committees, and college admissions.
In order to take these courses, you must first complete the ESL assessment to learn your current skill level and course placement.
Review the ESL course sequence to see what courses are required and in what order.
Certificate of accomplishments are offered in:
You can learn more about these options and the requirements in our catalog.
We know that navigating degrees and certificate requirements can be tricky. Schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss which option is best for you.
To see the current or upcoming classes, please use the searchable schedule.
Use our chat function on this page Monday through Thursday between 9am and 3pm, and also on Friday mornings between 9am and 12pm. Or contact one of the ESL Co-coordinators directly below.
For English as a second language advising visit Lori Anne Rogala's Zoom hours:
Professor Lori Anne Rogala can help with registration and answer questions about our various English/ESL classes, general schedule planning, and other general DVC questions.
Should you have need or difficulties, you may also contact her via phone or email:
Email: Lori Anne Rogala
ESL Coordinator: Rayshell Clapper
Email: Rayshell Clapper
Office location: LC-114 campus map
ESL Coordinator: Laurie Sample
Email: Laurie Sample