English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The ESOL curriculum is designed to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, grammar and writing in English as preparation for college-level study.

To get started with ESOL classes, you'll need to take an English placement test, then follow-up with an academic advisor. View rubrics for ESOL courses.


My interest is to be a pharmacist.

I want to apply [for a] Master's Degree in secondary education.

I want to have a bachelor's degree in business. That's what I want to do.

I have the opportunity, now, to start college classes.

I'm studying finance and women's and gender studies.

And after I graduate, I will go back to Cambodia, teaching in the university, and help my people.

I would like to learn about art management, museum management, and curator - to become a curator in the USA.

I'm planning to go to the university and study business management.

Once I finish my studies in tourism, to go there and try to work on the tourism in my country.

My goal is to at least get a master's degree in finance and banking. My goal is to study [medicine],

I'm going to be like a Doctor of Surgery.

Whether you're looking to improve your English or just learn the basics, our English as a Second Language classes have something for everyone.

That is the reason I really enjoy all the ESL program because I really wanted to speak English and [Dallas College] taught me how to speak English.

I can improve my English knowledge through writing, reading, grammar and speaking.

What I like, when I was doing my research, is the fact that they have small classes, many classes are small, So I learned a lot.

Smaller class sizes are specifically designed to help our ESOL students quickly begin learning English.

"The smart phone has become..."

The advisor helped me with the schedule - what class should I take - that helped me - to meet my needs. Like if I work all the morning, so I can take an evening class or even on the weekend, they have a class on weekends.

All my classmates are from different countries, from Asia, from Africa.

Korea, Japan, Venezuela, Brazil.

And I met a lot of people from the Middle East and from Iraq.

I have a friend from Japan, and all around the world.

I think I'm going to be the only one wearing a scarf on the campus But, when I came, I saw all the Arabic people here, and they speak English. I felt comfortable and safe.

It is like a multicultural class, but at the same time, you have to learn to communicate in one language.

I love the atmosphere in the class. We have teamwork which is a really great thing. You can build a relationship with other students, and you just have fun with them, they become your friends, so you get to know everybody.

Everyone is really friendly. It's a really friendly and welcoming environment. You feel like you belong here. They don't make you feel like you are from somewhere else. It's a really inclusive and welcoming environment.

I love the diversity. Diversity is my thing. All people are different and beautiful. I love it!

I speak Spanish, so I tried to speak with Asian people with a native speaker from here - America. And that's why it helped me a lot because my fluency got better.

Your success starts in the classroom with dedicated faculty who are trained to work with multi-cultural students.

The quality of classes are really good because the teachers, they really care about your process and if you're learning.

To share all the knowledge they had, they gave me the time to answer any questions that I had.

They will make their time available for you whenever you seek help, when you have a question, whenever you are confused with the material, they will try to help you in order to succeed in college.

I think is the best choice if you want to study English in USA.

I am a different person, right now because of this. So just come with an open mind, ready to learn.

And that is why I am happy right now, because I am a bilingual person. And I can say, "I speak English," "I learned English." It is not a hard goal. If you focus on that, you can accomplish it!

Taking ESOL classes at Dallas College is an affordable way to get started on a path to a brighter future. Whether you’re taking classes to transfer to a four-year college or university, or for personal enrichment, our curriculum will give you the foundational skills you need.