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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Improve your reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking abilities in English.

Whether you are looking to improve your English or learn the basics, our English as a Second Language (ESL) classes have something for everyone.

Learning English can help you succeed in your career and daily life. North Lake College offers a variety of basic English classes for adults. ESL classes are tailored to meet both your schedule and your educational goals.

ESL Classes

ESL classes at North Lake College help students improve spoken English skills. They also help develop and improve skills in reading and writing in English. These courses explore American culture, customs, attitudes and common English phrases.

ESL classes can help you improve your abilities in:

  • Listening and speaking
  • Reading and writing
  • Grammar

Learn on Your Schedule

ESL classes are offered at a variety of times and locations for your convenience, including:

  • Fast-track classes
  • Night classes
  • Weekend classes
  • Flex term classes

Improve Your Workplace English Skills

Learning English as a Second Language through Dallas Community Colleges can also help with accent reduction, while building your workplace communication and daily conversation skills. Some of the fastest-growing bilingual job opportunities in Dallas include work in the following industries:

  • Education
  • Customer service
  • Health care

Talk to an advisor to learn more about how ESL classes can help prepare you for the job market!

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  • Take a free, short, written exam to determine placement in the program
  • Register and pay before classes begin
  • Purchase textbook and workbook (for most classes)
  • Attend at least 70% of class time to receive a certificate

Two convenient locations:

  • Central Campus, 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd., Las Colinas
  • South Campus, 1081 W. Shady Grove Road, South Irving

How to join:

  • For ESL at Central Campus, visit the Welcome Desk at A400.
  • For ESL at our South Campus in southern Irving, go straight to the Admissions office at the campus you choose.

ESL courses provide instruction for beginners through intermediate:

  • Qualified instructors, who are all native English speakers
  • Classes vary in length from four to eight weeks
  • Classes begin each month and are available mornings, evenings and on the weekends
  • Certificate of completion will be awarded for each course
  • Financial aid is available for those who qualify​​​

Intensive English Program

For international students looking to study in the United States and learn college-level English language skills quickly, our Intensive English Program will help with class placement and immigration services.

Find ESL Courses

Click here for course listings. Then click the semester under CE schedule.

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