English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Welcome English
Language Learners!

Improve your English skills:

  • To get a better job
  • To communicate with teachers, friends and neighbors
  • To find out about American culture, traditions and customs
  • To prepare for an academic degree
  • To prepare for an occupational certificate
  • To build confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Whatever your reason may be, Phoenix College faculty and staff are here to support you with your goal.

Additional Info: 

Phoenix College ESL Program

If you are reading this, you’ve made an excellent choice by considering Phoenix College as your school to learn English as a Second Language.  The ESL program at Phoenix College offers students one of the most diverse language learning programs in Arizona.  Our ESL students come from more than 100 different countries speaking 50 different languages, so you won’t be alone. 

Most Classes

The ESL Program at Phoenix College offers the most variety of classes of any of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District from basic English to Freshman Composition and Research.  The Core ESL Class offerings include four levels of

  • Grammar
  • Listening and Speaking,
  • Writing with Oral Practice
  • Reading

Classes are offered in the mornings and evenings four days a week.   Financial aid and payment plans are available to students who qualify.  Classes start as low as $86.

Skills and Knowledge

ESL students gain skills and ability with classes in:

  • Grammar, spelling and vocabulary
  • Listening and speaking
  • Reading and phonics
  • Writing of sentences, paragraphs and essays
  • Pronunciation
  • Freshman composition and research
  • Internet and computer ESL resources
Transfer Options: 

For more information about our program, call an ESL advisor today at (602) 285-7375.