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ESL Course Offerings

Non-Credit ESL

Non-credit ESL courses are also available, some of which are offered free of charge. For more information on these classes please visit the QCC Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education.

  • Short- and long-term classes.
  • No high school diploma required.
  • Increase your job opportunities, focus on pronunciation, and develop social skills in a new culture.

Credit ESL

Quinsigamond Community College offers college level classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) for non-native speakers of English. These are credit-bearing courses and may be used as elective credit for some degree programs. Students wishing to enroll in ESL classes must have a high school diploma or GED and appropriate placement scores. Students taking these courses are charged the same tuition and fees as all other credit courses. For more information about credit ESL courses, please contact esl [at] qcc.mass.edu.

  • 15 week semesters.
  • Flexible scheduling (day and evening classes).
  • Small, comfortable classes.
  • Financial aid and payment plans are available.
  • Receive college credit.
  • Begin a career.
  • Develop college language skills.
  • Access FREE tutoring six days a week.
  • Experience college life.
  • Change your life!
Course Title Course # Offered Credits Prerequisites
Semester 1
English as a Second Language: Writing I ESL 103 F/S 3 Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and approp place score
English as a Second Language: Reading I ESL 113 F/S 3 Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and approp place score
English as a Second Language: Listening/Speaking I ESL 133 F/S 3 Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and approp place score
English as a Second Language: Note-Taking I ESL 143 F/S 3 Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and approp place score
    Total 12  
Semester 2
English as a Second Language: Writing II ESL 104 F/S 3 Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and ESL 103 passed with a grade of "C" or higher or approp place score
English as a Second Language: Reading II ESL 114 F/S 3 Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and ESL 113 passed with a grade of "C" or higher or approp place score
English as a Second Language: Listening/Speaking II ESL 134 F/S 3 Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and ESL 133 passed with a grade of "C" or higher or approp place score
English as a Second Language: Note-Taking II ESL 144 F/S 3 Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and ESL 143 passed with a grade of "C" or higher or approp place score
    Total 12  
Semester 3
English as a Second Language: Writing III ESL 105 F/S 3 Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and ESL 104 passed with a grade of "C" or higher or approp place score
English as a Second Language: Reading III ESL 115 F/S 3 Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and ESL 114 passed with a grade of "C" or higher or approp place score
English as a Second Language: Listening/Speaking III ESL 135 F/S 3 Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and ESL 134 passed with a grade of "C" or higher or approp place score
English as a Second Language: Note-Taking III ESL 145 F/S 3 Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and ESL 144 passed with a grade of "C" or higher or approp place score
    Total 12  
Semester 4
English as a Second Language: Advanced Reading/Writing ESL 155 F/S 3 Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and ESL 105 and ESL 115 or approp place score
    Total 3  
Total Credits Required:     39