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ESL Course Offerings

Credit ESL

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) 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

Non-Credit ESL

Non-credit English as a Second Language (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-term and long-term classes
  • No High School Diploma required
  • Increase job opportunities, focus on pronunciation, and develop social skills in a new culture
Course TitleCourse #OfferedCreditsPrerequisites
Semester 1
English as a Second Language: Writing IESL 103F/S3Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and approp place score
English as a Second Language: Reading IESL 113F/S3Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and approp place score
English as a Second Language: Listening/Speaking IESL 133F/S3Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and approp place score
English as a Second Language: Note-Taking IESL 143F/S3Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and approp place score
  Total12 
Semester 2
English as a Second Language: Writing IIESL 104F/S3Non-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 IIESL 114F/S3Non-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 IIESL 134F/S3Non-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 IIESL 144F/S3Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and ESL 143 passed with a grade of "C" or higher or approp place score
  Total12 
Semester 3
English as a Second Language: Writing IIIESL 105F/S3Non-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 IIIESL 115F/S3Non-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 IIIESL 135F/S3Non-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 IIIESL 145F/S3Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and ESL 144 passed with a grade of "C" or higher or approp place score
  Total12 
Semester 4
English as a Second Language: Advanced Reading/WritingESL 155F/S3Non-native speaker of English, High School Diploma or GED and ESL 105 and ESL 115 or approp place score
  Total3 
Total Credits Required:  39