English as a Second Language Department
The Department of English as a Second Language (ESL) Studies at Delgado Community College offers English courses to speakers of other languages. These courses are for students who plan to continue their studies in a college or university . Also, they are for those who simply want to develop their skills for social or professional reasons.
Classes are taught by qualified ESL professionals with extensive experience.
All full-time teachers have advanced degrees and certifications in the field.
There are six different levels( from beginning to advanced) in four skill areas:
A student may want to enroll in all four courses or just one or two. A placement test will determine in which of the six levels the student should be placed.
Advanced students have the privilege of supplementing their studies with selected college credit courses.
Our program offers courses year- round:
All students have access to:
* Please note that all classes are only
ESL Course List
Basic Composition I
Basic Composition II
Intermediate Composition I
Intermediate Composition II
Advanced Composition I
Advanced Composition II
Basic Conversation I
Basic Conversation II
Intermediate Conversation I
Intermediate Conversation II
Advanced Conversation I
Advanced Conversation II
Basic Grammar I
Basic Grammar II
Intermediate Grammar I
Intermediate Grammar II
Advanced Grammar I
Advanced Grammar II
Basic Reading I
Basic Reading II
Intermediate Reading I
Intermediate Reading II
Advanced Reading I (co-requisite with Advanced Composition I)
Advanced Reading II (co-requisite with Advanced Composition II)
Upon successfully finishing the English as a Second Language courses, the students receive a certificate of completion that signifies they are prepared to enroll in a college degree program or to enter the work world with adequate communication skills.
Betty Speyrer is the ESL Department Chair. She can be reached at (504) 671-6341 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all matters pertaining the admissions process, please contact Ms. Ana Wilson at email@example.com or (504) 671- 5093/5090
Doris Cavey firstname.lastname@example.org
Yadira Diaz email@example.com
Marlene Friis firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Newman email@example.com
Linda Scott firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Siegrist email@example.com
Betty Speyrer firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelley Tyler email@example.com
Darroch Watson firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for admission to the college, please contact Ms. Ana Wilson, International Student Adviser, at email@example.com or call her at (504) 671- 5090/5093.
ESL PLACEMENT TEST DATES AND TIMES: Summer and Fall 2014
Please call Ms. Damaris Largaespada, test administrator, at (504) 671-5084/5080 to inquiry about extra test dates. Evening test times will be added. Please call Ms. Largaespada or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
All tests are administered in Building 2- Room 302.
April 2 10:00AM
April 23 10:00 AM
May 14 10:00 AM
May 28 10:00 AM
June 2 10:00 AM
June 3 10:00AM
June 4 10:00AM
June 5 10:00AM
June 18 10:00AM
June 25 10:00AM
July 1 10:00AM
July 3 10:00AM
*IMPORTANT: Many other test dates may be available,
so please check with Ms. Largaespada in Building 2 -Room 302 or call her at 504 671-5084.
July 9 10;00AM
July 14 10:00AM
July 17 10:00AM
July 22 10:00AM
July 28 10:00AM
July 31 10:00AM
August 6 10:00AM
August 13 10:00AM
August 14 10:00AM
August 15 10:00AM
August 18 10:00AM
August 19 10:00AM
SUMMER/FALL 2014 REGISTRATION DATES AND TIMES
ESL registration for new and continuing students will take place in Building 1 - Second Floor, 209W-211W area.
New Students will be called by teachers after they take the ESL PLACEMENT TEST. At this time, they will be able to register, or they may chooose to come to the general registration dates.
MARCH, APRIL, MAY 14: By appointment with the ESL advisors:
* Please pay attention to the first letter of your last name, and contact your advisor by e-mail.
First letter of Last Name ADVISOR e-mail
A H Z Shelly Tyler email@example.com
B E F Yadira Diaz firstname.lastname@example.org
C N V G Doris Cavey email@example.com
P Q R Linda Scott firstname.lastname@example.org
J K S Darroch Watson email@example.com
D O X Bill Newman firstname.lastname@example.org
L M U Cindy Siegrist email@example.com
I T Y Marlene Friis firstname.lastname@example.org
**REGISTRATION FOR ESL STUDENTS ALWAYS TAKES PLACE IN BUILDING 1- 211W
For any special considerations, please e-mail Betty Speyrer at email@example.com