English as a Second Language - Non-credit

You've reached the Non-credit ESL page. Non-credit ESL courses are designed for beginning through advanced English language learners who are not pursuing a degree at this time.  For those pursuing a degree, or for businesses looking to bring ESL courses into the workplace, see our general AESL page.

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 Placement Night assessment.

View the Fall 2016 ESL Schedule

Test Preparation Classes

Free ESL Placement Meeting! - Monday, Aug 29

Monday, August 29, 2016
6:30-8:30 pm, in the Charles Rollins Center on our Newtown Campus (near the cafeteria).  No registration needed—just come! 
Which level should you take? Please come to a placement meeting to take a short test and meet with an instructor who will help you choose the best classes for your level. You can register and pay for classes at the meeting. We hope to see you there! For a map and directions, go to:

http://www.bucks.edu/about/campus

• Register early! Get $20 off each class if you register by September 2, 2016!

• Registration Deadline, September 7, 2016

• Registrations will not be accepted after the third class

• To register, call 215-968-8409 (Option #1)

• For ESL information, call 215-497-8729 or send an email to: donna.kirn@bucks.edu

• For more English practice, sign up for 2 or more classes!

FALL 2016 ESL Classes

Newtown Campus

Beginner ESL

ESL Course 1A / $355 (includes text)

LESLA 0003 C01 & C02
For students with limited English, all English skills studied
Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ September 12-December 7 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23) 10 am-12 pm
C02/ September 12-December 7 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23) 7-9 pm

ESL Course 1B / $355 (includes text)                    
LESLA 0004 C01 & C02
For advanced beginners, all English skills studied.
Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ September 12-December 7 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23) 10 am-12 pm
C02/ September 12-December 7 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23) 7-9 pm

Intermediate ESL

Intermediate ESL 2A / $355 (includes text)

LESLA 0201 C01 & C02
For students with low-intermediate English, all English skills studied
Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ September 12-December 7 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23) 10 am-12 pm
C02/ September 12-December 7 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23) 7-9 pm 

Intermediate ESL 2B / $355 (includes text)                  
LESLA 0203 C01 & C02
For high intermediate students to prepare for advanced level
Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ September 12-December 7 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23) 10 am-12 pm
C02/ September 12-December 7 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23) 7-9 pm

Intermediate ESL 2C / $355 (includes text)
LESLA 0213 C01 & C02                
For students with intermediate English, all English skills studied
Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ September 12-December 7 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23) 10 am-12 pm
C02/ September 12-December 7 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23) 7-9 pm

Advanced ESL

Advanced ESL 3A / $355 (includes text)
LESLA 0312 C01 & C02    
All English skills studied
Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ September 12-December 7 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23) 10 am-12 pm
C02/ September 12-December 7 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23) 7-9 pm 

Advanced ESL 3B / $355 (includes text)                
All English skills studied
LESLA 0313 C01 & C02
Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ September 12-December 7 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23) 10 am-12 pm
C02/ September 12-December 7 (no classes 10/31 & 11/23) 7-9 pm

Specific Skill Courses

Conversation / $275 (includes text) ADDITIONAL NIGHT 
For intermediate to advanced speakers
LESLA 0241 C01 & C02
Tuesdays & Thursdays (8 weeks)
C01/ September 13-November 3 , 10 am -12 pm
C02/ September 13-November 3 , 7-9 pm

Writing for the Real World / $235  NEW
Intermediate to Advanced students
LESLA 0507 C01                          
Tuesdays
September 13-November 29, 7-9 pm 

Writing for Beginners 1A & 1B / $275 (includes text)  NEW 
LESLA 0508 C01
Mondays and Wednesdays (8 weeks)
September 12-November 2, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Writing for Intermediate 2A & 2B / $275 (includes text) NEW
LESLA 0509 C01
Mondays and Wednesdays (8 weeks)
September 12-November 2, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Test Preparation

IBT TOEFL Test Preparation

Newtown Campus / $385 (includes text)/ ATEST 2502 C01
Advanced English skills and practice tests for the TOEFL test.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
September 22-December 15 (no classes on 11/26) 7-9 pm