Community College of Philadelphia – English as a Second Language Program

Community College of Philadelphia

1700 Spring Garden Street

Philadelphia PA 19130

Improving your ability to speak, read and write English will help you with everyday tasks, as well as prepare you for academic opportunities. This program, for students whose first language is not English, will help enhance your language skills through listening and speaking courses. While working on your English skills and earning college credits, you can take credit courses based on your academic needs and English proficiency. Experienced instructors, tutors and academic advisors will help you achieve your goals.

This program will help you:

-Read and write for everyday purposes
-Listen to college lectures
-Take notes
-Understand grammar
-Improve reading skills
-Write papers for class
-Read college textbooks

Support Services
Our experienced ESL faculty, academic advisors, learning lab specialists and tutors will give you the classroom support and individualized attention to help you succeed. We will assist you with a number of tasks related to your studies, including:

-Orientation to the College and information about academic and transfer issues
-Choosing courses
-Planning a career

-Transferring to a four-year college or university

The College’s Listening Labs provide a place for students to further practice their English speaking skills and listening skills.

For more information about enrollment call 215-751-8010.

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