American English as a Second Language (AESL)

Bucks County Community College provides students with credit and non-credit American English as a Second Language (AESL) courses in grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

Credit AESL Courses

Credit AESL courses are designed for intermediate through advanced level language learners, including F-1 visa holders, who are entering the College Academic Programs of Study or preparing to pursue advanced degrees at four-year institutions.

  • Tuition and fees are determined by residency status. The cost of textbooks and other materials is additional. Eligible students enrolled in credit AESL courses may qualify for financial aid.
  • To learn more about Credit AESL courses and find out about your next steps, view information about credit AESL courses, or call the AESL Coordinator at 215-968-8018 or

Non-Credit AESL Courses

Non-credit ESL courses are designed for beginning through advanced English language learners who are not pursuing a degree at this time.

  • Non-credit ESL courses are a lower cost alternative to credit courses and the tuition includes all books and fees.  Most 24-hour courses cost $230; most 48-hour courses cost $350. Non-credit courses do not qualify for financial aid through our college.
  • To learn more, visit the Non-Credit ESL page, or email

For Businesses

For businesses:  If you are a business looking for information about bringing non-credit AESL courses to your workplace, call the Center for Workforce Development at 215-968-8017.

More Information

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