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 2014 ESL Schedule

Free ESL Placement Meeting!

Monday, January 26, 2015, 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 January 30, 2015!
  • Registration Deadline, February 6, 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!

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/ Feb 16 - May 13 (no class on 3/16 & 3/18)10 am-12 pm
C02/ Feb. 16-May 13 (no class on 3/16 & 3/18) 7-9 pm

ESL Course 1B / $350 (includes text) 
LESLA 0004 C01 & C02 
For advanced beginners, all English skills studied. 
Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ Feb 16 - May 13 (no class on 3/16 & 3/18) 10 am-12 pm
C02/ Feb. 16-May 13 (no class on 3/16 & 3/18) 7-9 pm

Lower Bucks Campus

Beginner ESL

ESL Course 1A / $350 (includes text)
LESLA 0003 C50
For students with limited English, all English skills studied
Tuesday and Thursdays
C50/Feb 17- May 14, (no class on 3/17 & 3/19) 10am-12 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/ Feb 16 - May 13 (no class on 3/16 & 3/18)  10 am-12 pm
C02/ Feb. 16-May 13 (no class on 3/16 & 3/18) 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/ Feb 16 - May 13 (no class on 3/16 & 3/18) 10 am-12 pm
C02/ Feb. 16-May 13 (no class on 3/16 & 3/18) 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/ Feb 16 - May 13 (no class on 3/16 & 3/18) 10 am-12 pm
C02/ Feb. 16-May 13 (no class on 3/16 & 3/18) 7-9 pm

Lower Bucks Campus

Intermediate ESL

Intermediate ESL 2A / $350 (includes text)
LESLA 0201 C50
For students with limited English, all English skills studied
Tuesday and Thursdays
C50/Feb 17- May 14, (no class on 3/17 & 3/19) 7-9 pm

Newtown Campus

Advanced ESL

Advanced ESL 3A /$350 (includes text)
LESLA 0312 C01 & C02
All English Skills studied
Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ Feb 16 - May 13 (no class on 3/16 & 3/18) 10 am-12 pm
C02/ Feb. 16-May 13 (no class on 3/16 & 3/18) 7-9 pm

Advanced ESL 3B/$350 (includes text)
LESLA 0313 C01 & C02
All English Skills studied
Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ Feb 16 - May 13 (no class on 3/16 & 3/18) 10 am-12 pm
C02/ Feb. 16-May 13 (no class on 3/16 & 3/18) 7-9 pm

Specific Skill Courses

Conversation and Culture/$235 (includes text) 
LESLA 0202 C01 
For high beginning to intermediate speaker
Thursdays
C01/Feb. 19 – May 14 (no classes on 3/19), 7-9 pm
C02/Feb. 19 - May 14 (no classes on 3/19),  10 am - 12 pm

All Levels Writing/$235 (includes text)
LESLA 0500 C01 
Writing skills will be taught at each student’s own level
Tuesdays
C01/ Feb 17 – May 12 (no classes on 3/17), 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 27 for 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/Feb 17 – May 14 (no classes on 3/17 and 3/19) 7-9 pm