English as a Second Language - Non-credit

You're 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.

View the Non-Credit Fall 2015 ESL Schedule

Free ESL Placement Meeting!

Monday, August 31, 2015, 6:30-8:30 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 4, 2015!
• Registration Deadline, September 8, 2015
• 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
• Classes are 12 weeks long.
• For more English practice, sign up for 2 or more classes!

Fall 2015

ESL Classes

Newtown Campus

Beginner ESL

ESL Course 1A / $350 (includes text)
LESLA 0003 C01 & C02
For students with limited English, all English skills studied

Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ September 21-December 14 (no class 11/25), 10 am-12 pm
C02/ September 21-December 14 (no class 11/25), 7-9 pm

ESL Course 1B / $350 (includes text)                    
LESLA 0004 C01 & C02
For advanced beginners, all English skills studied.

Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ September 21-December 14 (no class 11/25), 10 am-12 pm
C02/ September 21-December 14 (no class 11/25), 7-9 pm

Intermediate ESL

Intermediate ESL 2A / $350 (includes text)
LESLA 0201 C01 & C02
For students with low intermediate English, all English skills studied

Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ September 21-December 14 (no class 11/25), 10 am-12 pm
C02/ September 21-December 14 (no class 11/25), 7-9 pm

Intermediate ESL 2B / $350 (includes text)                  
LESLA 0203   C01 & C02                 
For students with intermediate English, all English skills studied

Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ September 21-December 14 (no class 11/25), 10 am-12 pm
C02/ September 21-December 14 (no class 11/25), 7-9 pm

Intermediate ESL 2C / $350 (includes text)
LESLA 0213 C01 & C02
For high intermediate students to prepare for advanced level

Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ September 21-December 14 (no class 11/25), 10 am-12 pm
C02/ September 21-December 14 (no class 11/25), 7-9 pm

Advanced ESL

Advanced ESL 3A / $350 (includes text)
LESLA 0312 C01 & C02    
All English skills studied

Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ September 21-December 14 (no class 11/25), 10 am-12 pm
C02/ September 21-December 14 (no class 11/25), 7-9 pm

Advanced ESL 3B / $350 (includes text)                
LESLA 0313 C01 & C02
All English skills studied

Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ September 21-December 14 (no class 11/25), 10 am-12 pm
C02/ September 21-December 14 (no class 11/25), 7-9 pm

Specific Skill Courses

Conversation and Pronunciation/$235  (includes text) 
LESLA 0202 C01 & C02
For intermediate to advanced speakers

Thursdays
C01/ September 24-December 17 (no class on 11/26), 10 am-12 pm
C02/ September 24-December 17 (no class on 11/26), 7-9 pm

All Levels Writing/$350 (includes text)

LESLA 0502 C01
Intermediate to advanced students
Tuesdays & Thursdays (includes lecture and lab)
C01/ September 22-December 15 (no classes on 11/26) 7-9 pm

Easy English 3

Build on the language skills you mastered in Easy English 2, as you learn to talk about real-life situations including looking for a job, making a budget, buying a home, and taking care of your health.
Online/ $99/ EESLA 0207/ See page 234for dates

Test Preparation

IBT TOEFL Test Preparation
Newtown Campus/ $385 (includes text)/ ATEST 2502 C01
Advanced English skills and practice tests for the TOEFL test.

Tuesday and Thursdays
C01/September 22 - December 15 (no claseses on 11/26), 7-9 pm