Learn ESL – FREE – at De Anza!

If English isn't your first language, De Anza's English as a Second Language (ESL) program can help you achieve your goals!

De Anza is offering TUITION-FREE noncredit courses for students who are learning English as a second language and want to improve their ability to understand, speak, read and write in English.

  • These classes can help you communicate better at home, at work and in the community.
  • Noncredit courses do not count toward a college degree or academic certificate, but they can be a first step to entering and succeeding in college!
  • A noncredit course can also satisfy requirements for taking a lower-level course so you can advance to a higher level of ESL.
  • You can earn a noncredit Certificate of Competency in these areas:
  • See below for a complete list of noncredit ESL classes at De Anza. Check the class schedule to see which courses are offered in a particular quarter.


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Why Study ESL at De Anza?

  • Experienced instructors with advanced degrees
  • Extensive support – tutoring, group practice and language software
  • Pathway to credit courses and certificate, degree or transfer

Earn a Noncredit Certificate

English as a Second Language: Noncredit

In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.

Choose From These Noncredit Courses

Translated Course Descriptions: ESL 400, 434 and 444

  • Descripción de los cursos en Español

  • 中文课程说明

  • Mô tả khóa học bằng tiếng Việt

  • Paglalarawan ng kurso sa Tagalog

  •  توضیحات دوره به زبان فارسی

  • 日本語でのコースの説明

  • Описание курсов на русском языке

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