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English Language and Writing Classes

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Learn to Speak, Read and Write in English 

Brookhaven College has a variety of English classes available to students. Whether you are looking to learn basic English speaking, reading or writing skills, or you want to take a course in world literature (or anything in between), we have something for you. 

Students who qualify can improve their basic English skills by taking WorkReadyU's free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Students can then enhance their English reading, writing and speaking skills by enrolling in Continuing Education (CE) ESL classes, which are offered at all seven colleges.

For students looking to take Core classes or earn credit toward an associate degree or certificate, each of the DCCCD colleges offers a variety of affordable English classes, including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), composition, creative writing and literature. These courses will prepare you for the future, whether you choose to enter a profession or continue your education at a four-year college or university.

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Are poor English skills keeping you from reaching your goals? WorkReadyU can help you improve your English skills so you can attend college, get a good job or advance your career. Our free ESL classes are available to students who are at least 16 years old and are unable to read, write and/or speak English. 

See if you qualify for free ESL classes, regardless of residency or visa status.

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English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes will help improve your speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar skills in English. 

Whether you want to learn the basics, develop your workplace communication skills or work on accent reduction, our friendly staff are here to help you succeed with these Continuing  Education classes. 

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English for Speakers of Other Languages

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are designed to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in English. 

Our ESOL classes can also  help you prepare for college/university entrance exams like the TOEFL while earning college credit toward a certificate or degree or preparing to transfer to a four-year school. 

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English Composition and Literature

English composition courses are part of DCCCD's Core Curriculum and will help improve your critical thinking and writing skills, while earning an associate degree or preparing to transfer.

DCCCD also offers a variety of literature courses, which are especially helpful to students pursuing degrees in communications, arts, humanities and social sciences. 

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