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ESL (English as a Second Language)

Learn More about Bucks' ESL Program

 

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FOR FALL 2022, ALL DAY CLASSES ARE IN PERSON  & ALL EVENING CLASSES ARE ONLINE!  NOW YOU CAN LEARN ENGLISH FROM ANYWHERE!

ABOUT OUR ESL PROGRAM    

  • Offer adult, non-native English speakers the opportunity to improve their English skills
  • Designed for:
    • community members
    • parents
    • future college students
    • working adults
  • Offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced English classes (Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening
  • Offer special skills classes: Writing, Conversation, and Pronunciation & Accent Reduction
  • Day & Evening classes 
  • Students are grouped by their English level after taking a placement assessment
  • Small class size
  • Warm, friendly environment
  • Courses offered fall, spring & summer
  • Certificate (or digital badge) awarded upon successful completion of each level.

 All students in our ESL classes are able to use the Academic Success Center. Students can sign up for FREE tutoring sessions through the Academic Success Center. 

CONED ESL 2C 9 1

 

Fall 2022

  • Classes begin Wednesday, September 7, 2022
  • All day classes are in person on our Newtown Campus
  • All evening classes are online
  • All classes are live sessions with an instructor 
  • Textbooks are NOT included
  • All skills classes (1A-3B)
    • $365
    • 52 hours total
    • 13 weeks long
  • Writing & Conversation classes
    • $249 
    • 32 hours total
    • 8 weeks long
  • Pronunciation & Accent Reduction
    • $179
    • 17 hours total
    • 10 weeks long

CONED Conversational ESL 13 1

 

Get started! 

Step 1: Placement Test (100% online)

  •  Take the online non-credit ESL placement test
  •  Email denise.alexander@bucks.edu  to schedule an interview

 

Step 2: Register

 

  • To register call 215-968-8409 or complete the Con Ed Registration Form and email the form to coned@bucks.edu
  • Register early! Get $20 off each class you register for by

    Friday, August 26, 2022

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  • Seats are limited! Students are registered on a “first come, first serve” basis.
  • Registrations will not be accepted after the first class
  • For more English practice, sign up for 2 or more classes!

 

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Please complete and email this form to coned@bucks.edu

 

Step 3: Order book   

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 PLEASE NOTE: Classes do not include the textbook. Please email us at ESL@bucks.edu for the link and directions to order the textbook for your class.

 

Classes Begin September 7, 2022

 

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All day classes will be

in person

on our Newtown Campus.

 

 

Here are the classes that we will have on campus: 

 

 

BEGINNING ESL 1A

LESLA 0011 C01

Tuition:

$

365.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Newtown Campus

10am – 12pm

For students with limited English, all English skills studied. Textbook is NOT INCLUDED

Course will be in person on the Newtown campus.

BEGINNING ESL 1B

LESLA 0012 C01

Tuition:

$

365.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Newtown Campus

10am – 12pm

For advanced beginners, all English skills studied. Textbook is NOT INCLUDED

Course will be in person on the Newtown campus.

INTERMEDIATE ESL 2A

LESLA 0244 C01

Tuition:

$

365.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Newtown Campus

10am – 12pm

For students with low intermediate English, all English skills studied. Textbook is NOT INCLUDED.

Course will be in person on the Newtown campus.

INTERMEDIATE ESL 2B

LESLA 0245 C01

Tuition:

$

365.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Newtown Campus

10am – 12pm

For students with intermediate English, all English skills studied. Textbook is NOT INCLUDED.

Course will be in person on the Newtown campus.

INTERMEDIATE ESL 2C

LESLA 0246 C01

Tuition:

$

365.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Newtown Campus

10am – 12pm

For high intermediate students to prepare for advanced level. Textbook is NOT INCLUDED.

Course will be in person on the Newtown campus.

ADVANCED ESL 3A

LESLA 0320 C01

Tuition:

$

365.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Newtown Campus

10am – 12pm

For advanced students, all English skills studied. Textbook is NOT INCLUDED.

Course will be in person on the Newtown campus.

ADVANCED ESL 3B

LESLA 0321 C01

Tuition:

$

364.80

Instructor:

Staff

Where & When:

Newtown Campus

10am-12pm

For advanced students, all English skills studied. Textbook is NOT INCLUDED.

Course will be in person on the Newtown campus.

CONVERSATION LEVEL 1

LESLA 0057 C01

Tuition:

$

249.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Newtown Campus

10am-12pm

PREREQUISITE: MUST HAVE COMPLETED 1A (Or have a high beginner English proficiency level) 

For beginning and low intermediate students to work on conversation and pronunciation skills.

Course will be in person on the Newtown campus.

 

CONVERSATION LEVEL 2

LESLA 0058 C01

Tuition:

$

249.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Newtown Campus

10am – 12pm

PREREQUISITE: MUST HAVE COMPLETED 2A (Or have an intermediate English proficiency level)

For intermediate and advanced students to work on conversation and pronunciation skills.
Course will be in person on the Newtown campus.

WRITING FOR ALL LEVELS

LESLA 0520 C01

Tuition:

$

249.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Newtown Campus

12:45pm – 2:45pm

PREREQUISITE: MUST HAVE COMPLETED 1B (Or have an intermediate English proficiency level) 

For intermediate and advanced students to work on writing skills and grammatical structure. Textbook is NOT INCLUDED.

Course will be in person on the Newtown campus.

PRONUNCIATION & ACCENT REDUCTION

LESLA 0252 C01

Tuition:

$

179.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Newtown Campus

10am – 11:45am

PREREQUISITE: MUST HAVE COMPLETED 1B (Or have an intermediate English proficiency level) 

Strategies for correct pronunciation of English words and sounds. For low intermediate through advanced students. 

Course will be in person on the Newtown campus.

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All evening classes will be online. They will be live classes with an instructor. 

 

 

Here are the classes that will be available online: 

BEGINNING ESL 1A (Online)

LESLA 0011 C02

Tuition:

$

365.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Online

7pm – 9pm

Course will be live online with an instructor. For students with limited English, all English skills studied. Textbook is NOT INCLUDED

BEGINNING ESL 1B (Online)

LESLA 0012 C02

Tuition:

$

365.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Online

7pm – 9pm

Classes are online with an instructor. For advanced beginners, all English skills studied. Textbook is NOT INCLUDED.

INTERMEDIATE ESL 2A (Online)

LESLA 0244 C02

Tuition:

$

365.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Online

7pm – 9pm

Classes are online with an instructor. For students with low intermediate English, all English skills studied. Textbook is NOT INCLUDED.

INTERMEDIATE ESL 2B (Online)

LESLA 0245 C02

Tuition:

$

365.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Online

7pm – 9pm

Classes are online with an instructor. For students with intermediate English, all English skills studied. Textbook is NOT INCLUDED.

INTERMEDIATE ESL 2C (Online)

LESLA 0246 C02

Tuition:

$

365.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Online

7pm – 9pm

Classes are online with an instructor. For high intermediate students to prepare for advanced level. Textbook is NOT INCLUDED.

ADVANCED ESL 3A (Online)

LESLA 0320 C02

Tuition:

$

365.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Online

7pm – 9pm

Classes are online with an instructor. For advanced students, all English skills studied. Textbook is NOT INCLUDED.

ADVANCED ESL 3B (Online)

LESLA 0321 C02

Tuition:

$

365.00

Instructor:

Staff

Where & When:

Online

7pm – 9pm

All classes are online with an instructor. For advanced students, all English skills studied. Textbook is NOT INCLUDED.

CONVERSATION LEVEL 1 (Online)

LESLA 0057 C02

Tuition:

$

249.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Online

7pm – 9pm

PREREQUISITE: MUST HAVE COMPLETED 1A (Or have a high beginner English proficiency level) 

All classes are online with an instructor. For beginning and low intermediate students to work on conversation and pronunciation skills
 

CONVERSATION LEVEL 2 (Online)

LESLA 0058 C02

Tuition:

$

249.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Online

7pm – 9pm

PREREQUISITE: MUST HAVE COMPLETED 2A (Or have an intermediate English proficiency level)

All classes are online with an instructor. For intermediate and advanced students to work on conversation and pronunciation skills.

WRITING FOR ALL LEVELS (Online)

LESLA 0520 C02

Tuition:

$

249.00

Instructor:

STAFF

Where & When:

Online

7pm – 9pm

PREREQUISITE: MUST HAVE COMPLETED 1B (Or have an intermediate English proficiency level) 

For intermediate and advanced students to work on writing skills and grammatical structure. This class is taught live online with an instructor.  Textbook is NOT INCLUDED.

Associate Degree & Credit Classes

Students interested in advancing their education or pursuing a degree can begin with non-credit classes to improve their English. Bucks County Community College also offers credit AESL classes for those students interested in obtaining an associate degree. For information on our credit classes, call 215-968-8018 or email aeslcoordinator@bucks.edu. 

 

 

REFUND POLICY:  Student withdrawal from enrollment and non-credit ESL course refund procedure: In the event, a course is canceled by the College (usually because of low enrollment), every attempt will be made to enroll you in another course or a full refund of your tuition will be issued.  There is a $25 non-refundable withdrawal charge if you cancel your enrollment in a course. Your request must be received by phone or in person five (5) working days prior to the course starting date in order to receive a refund.  Course refunds WILL NOT BE MADE AFTER THE START OF A CLASS.

 

If you have any questions or you would like more information about our non-credit ESL Classes, please contact Denise Alexander at 215-968-8413 or email at denise.alexander@bucks.edu