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

Fall 2014 Free Placement Meeting!

Monday, August 25, 2014, 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 August 29, 2014!
  • Registration Deadline, September 5, 2014.
  • To register, call 215-968-8409 (Option #1)
  • For ESL information, call 215-968-8729 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!

We hope to see you soon! For a map and directions, please click here.

TESTIMONIAL:

“Hello, I am a family doctor in Warminster and would just like to thank your ESL department for the great job they do.  I have a young patient with multiple medical problems taking your classes who has made remarkable progress this year.  She can now come to the office without her husband or a translator and has been able to take a more active role in her health care, more confident and able to express her needs better - healthier as well as happier! You probably never get to hear of the success stories from your work so I would like to pass one along!”  ~ Dr. H.

Fall 2014 Semester

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/ Sept, 15 – Dec. 8 (no class on 11/26) 10 am-12 pm
C02/ Sept, 15 – Dec. 8 (no class on 11/26) 7-9 pm

ESL Course 1B / $350 (includes text) 
LESLA 0004 C01 & C02 
For advanced beginners, all English skills studied. 
Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/ Sept. 15 – Dec. 8 (no class on 11/26) 10am-12 pm
C02/ Sept. 15 – Dec. 8 (no class on 11/26) 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/ Sept. 15 – Dec. 8 (no class on 11/26) 10 am-12 pm
C02/ Sept. 15 – Dec. 8 (no class on 11/26) 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/ Sept. 15 – Dec. 8 (no class on 11/26) 10 am-12 pm
C02/ Sept. 15 – Dec. 8 (no class on 11/26) 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/ Sept. 15 – Dec. 8 (no class on 11/26) 10 am-12 pm
C02/ Sept. 15 – Dec. 8 (no class on 11/26) 7-9 pm

Advanced ESL

Advanced ESL 3A /$350 (includes text)
LESLA 0312 C01 & C02
All English Skills studied
Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/Sept. 15 - Dec. 8 (no class on 11/26) 10 am - 12 pm
C02/Sept. 15 - Dec. 8 (no class on 11/26) 7 - 9 pm

Advanced ESL 3B/$350 (includes text)
LESLA 0313 C01 & C02
All English Skills studied
Mondays and Wednesdays
C01/Sept. 15 - Dec. 8 (no class on 11/26) 10 am - 12 pm
C02/Sept. 15 - Dec. 8 (no class on 11/26) 7 - 9 pm

Specific Skill Courses

Conversation and Culture/$235 (includes text) 
LESLA 0202 C01 
For high beginning to intermediate speaker
Thursdays
C01/Sept. 18 – Dec. 11 (no classes on 11/27) 7-9 pm

Adv. Pronunciation/ $235 (includes text)
LESLA 0307 C01 
Pronunciation/accent reduction, speaking
Thursdays
C01/Sept. 18 – Dec. 11 (no classes on 11/27) 7-9 pm

All Levels Writing/$235 (includes text)
LESLA 0500 C01 
Writing skills will be taught at each student’s own level
Tuesdays
C01/ Sept. 16 – Dec. 2, 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.
C01/Sept. 16 - Dec. 2, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-9 pm