English as Second Language (ESL) Institute

Classes in the ESL Institute offer adult, non-native speakers of English the opportunity to improve their basic English language skills in order to actively increase their participation in the larger society, continue their education into academic programs or to prepare for citizenship.

Eligibility

Adults at least 18 years of age are eligible for the program.

Before enrolling for classes, prospective students must take the ESL Institute Placement Test.

Program Details

The ESL Institute provides four levels of ESL instruction:

  • ESL Intro (Low Beginner)
  • ESL 1 (Beginner)
  • ESL 2 (Intermediate)
  • ESL 3 (High Intermediate)

These levels follow the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) competencies model, which integrates the four language acquisition skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing.

FAQs

ESL Institute Placement Testing

If you are a new student and interested in the ESL Institute, you must take the ESL Institute placement test before enrolling in a course. Testing for spring 2023 is November 9 - 16. Please sign up using the link below.

Cost

There is an $80 fee for each course ($100 for American Idioms).

Contact

DACE Office

Phone: 215-751-8531

Email: