Noncredit English Language Learner (ELL) courses, formerly called ESL or English as a Second Language (ESL), consist of multi-level English instruction for anyone 18 years or older. The courses move learners from a beginner level to a solid intermediate level of proficiency. The classes cover the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as improving pronunciation and building vocabulary. The primary goal of the course is to teach communicative competence, that is, the ability to communicate in English according to the situation, purpose, and roles of the participants. The CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System) is used to appraise the students' English reading and listening skills and to place them in the appropriate learning level.
Fall Session #1 (Monday, August 30, 2021 – Thursday, October 21, 2021)
A registration link for Fall Session #1 will appear on this website on
Monday, August 2, 2021.
Once the link is available, click on the link, select a location/date/time for your registration appointment, and then fill out a little bit of information about yourself. This reserves a registration appointment for you for Fall Session #1. Registration appointments will take place during the week of August 16.
At your registration appointment, you will take a short reading test to find your class level. After you finish with your test, you will talk with a DMACC staff member about your schedule and register for a class.
Face-to-face (in-person) classes will be available in Fall Session #1!
CLICK HERE TO MAKE A REGISTRATION APPOINTMENT
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact:
If you register for a class, you must come to class. If you don't come to class, you will be dropped from the class.
View the attendance policy.