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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. Richland 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 Richland 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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Enrolling in ESL Classes

Please contact the Richland College Continuing Education Office to register for ESL Classes. Our friendly, bilingual staff will support you through the process.

You do not need a Social Security number to register or take ESL classes at Richland. Students just need to be at least 18 years old and have a photo ID (for example, a passport, driver's license or country of origin ID).

ESL students can begin with our Essential Skills Beginning A classes or take a brief English placement test to determine the right class to start taking. Don't worry, we're here to help! All you need to do is call or visit our office in Thunderduck Hall. 

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