Non-Credit English as a Second Language Classes


In addition to the credit ESL program, the College also offers non-credit English as a Second Language courses listed below. 

Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
TOEFL Prep Course TR, 1/17-4/13 8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple $373
Writing for Foreign Students Learning English R, 1/19-3/30 6-8 p.m. Marple $225
Elementary Grammar for Foreign Students MW, 1/23-4/17 8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple $350
English as a Second Language TR, 1/17-4/24 8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple $259
Pronunciation for ESL Students W, 2/15-4/26 8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple $282
English as a Second Language TR, 2/14-5/2 7-9 p.m. Upper Darby $259
Online Advanced ESL     Online $259
English as a Second Language MW, 2/27-5/15 6-8 p.m. Exton $259
Conversational English W, 4/5-6/7 6-8 p.m. Exton $225

English as a Second Language
Provides beginning, intermediate and advanced instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing English. Students are grouped according to their current ability after assessment process at the first class. All levels may not be available at every location. Book with CD included. NOTE: Students will all be tested on the first night of class. The results will place students in qualifying levels: beginners, intermediate, or advanced. Classes will begin the week after testing. No class 2/20 or the week of 3/13-3/18.

CSP 5021 / Length: 40 hours
Cost: $259

CRN 1786
Mandatory Placement Test 1/17
Tues & Thurs
Jan. 24-April 4
8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple
CRN 1269
Mandatory Placement Test 2/14
Tues & Thurs
Feb. 21-May 2
7-9 p.m. Upper Darby
CRN 1535
Mandatory Placement Test 2/27
Mon & Wed
March 6-May 15
6-8 p.m. Exton

Online Advanced ESL
This course is designed for individuals with a high intermediate/advanced level knowledge of written and spoken English. Language teaching is based on actual life situations that students will encounter and gives them the skills they will need to communicate. Grammar, vocabulary reading and writing lessons grow out of the situation and are practiced in realistic situations. The reading lessons revolve around interesting and informative articles, and include vocabulary building activities. The writing lessons teach students about various writing genres, such as personal narratives and opinion pieces. Students are guided through the writing process and are taught skills that will help them write more fluently and accurately. Learn More >>

CSP 5026 / Length: 40 hours
Cost $259

CRN 3571 Feb. 27-May 5   Online

Conversational English
Helps high-level ESL speakers advance their communication skills even further in order to function in an English-speaking environment. Students participate in oral presentations, role playing, debates, reading activities and group discussions. Not for beginning speakers.

CSP 5241 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: $225

CRN 2655 Wednesdays
April 5-June 7
6-8 p.m. Exton

Pronunciation for ESL Students
Assists high-intermediate to advanced students from a variety of language backgrounds, who are capable of following class instruction and motivated to practice in and out of class, to improve their pronunciation of Standard American English. Utilizes tapes and text to study vowels and consonants, phrases and sentences, and includes listening, practice, and completion of homework assignments. 

CSP 5258 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: $282

CRN 1556 Wednesday
Feb. 15-April 26
8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple

Writing for Foreign Students Learning English
Helps those who speak English as a second language to think and write in English. Grammar is taught along with basic writing skills. A speaking knowledge of English is required. No class the week of 3/13-3/18.

CSP 5232 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: $225

CRN 3456 Thursday
Jan. 19-March 30
6-8 p.m. Marple

TOEFL Prep Course
Skill-building practice in listening, grammar, reading and writing for students registering for the TOEFL exam. Also provides test-taking strategies. This is a test-preparation course for students who are already fluent in English. Does not include instruction in ESL.

CAR 3311 / Length: 48 hours
Cost: $373

CRN 331 Tues & Thurs
Jan. 17-April 13
8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple

Elementary Grammar for Foreign Students
Learn and practice your grammar skills in this high beginning multi-skills course incorporating listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities focused on everyday life. Book included. Upon successful completion of this course, you may be eligible for three academic credits.

CSP 5268 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: $350

CRN 2016 Mon & Wed
Jan. 23-April 17
8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple