English as a Second Language
Which path is right for you?
Which path is right for you?
Delgado offers two pathways for students who want to improve their English language skills. View this chart that details the two different programs.
Delgado’s English as a Second Language Program introduces students to American and New Orleans cultures and aims to improve students’ English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in preparation for study at an American college or university.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the English-as-a-Second-Language Program, students will:
- Demonstrate fluency in English writing, reading, listening, and speaking in a variety of academic and workforce settings.
- Apply knowledge of cultural values and history, both of the United States and New Orleans.
How to Enroll in the ESL Academic Program:
- Apply to the college online.
- Take the ESL Placement Test. Have your debit or credit card ready to pay the $15 testing fee.
Schedule an ESL registration appointment or come to the ESL Lab (Building 1, Room 211W) during one of the following Fall 2024 registration events.
- Walk-In Wednesday Registration: March 20, April 3, and April 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Convocation Week Registration: August 14, 15, and 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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The ESL Placement Test is offered at the City Park Campus in Building 2, Room 307N:
- Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- Every Thursday at 9 a.m.
Are you a continuing student who needs to talk to an advisor?
Please email us at email@example.com or schedule an appointment to meet with an ESL advisor by selecting ESL Registration Help.
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City Park Building 1, Room 11901E
International Student Advisor:
City Park Building 2, Room 307N
ESLN 001 Basic I
ESLN 002 Basic II
ESLN 011 Intermediate I
ESLN 012 Intermediate II
ESLN 003 Basic I
ESLN 004 Basic II
ESLN 013 Intermediate I
ESL 014 Intermediate II
ESLN 005 Basic I
ESLN 006 Basic II
ESLN 015 Intermediate I
ESLN 016 Intermediate II
ESLN 007 Basic I
ESLN 008 Basic II
ESLN 017 Intermediate I
ESLN 018 Intermediate II
ESLN 001: Basic Grammar I -3 credits
This course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of English. Students will be introduced to the basic rules of grammar. Emphasis is on authentic communication activities which integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.
ESLN 002: Basic Grammar II - 3 credits
This course is designed for students with a limited knowledge of English. Students will continue to be introduced to the basic rules of grammar. Emphasis is on oral and written production within the context of designated themes.
ESLN 011: Intermediate Grammar I - 3 credits
This course is designed for students with a low intermediate knowledge of English. In addition to the basic rules of grammar, this course will introduce more complex grammatical structures applicable to speech, writing, and reading.
ESLN 012: Intermediate Grammar II - 3 credits
It is designed for students with an intermediate knowledge of grammar. In addition to a review of all other structures previously taught, this course focuses on all the structures to be mastered at the advanced level in all the skill areas.
ESLN 003: Basic Reading I - 3 credits
This is a beginning level course for non-native students with little or no English language proficiency. Although the primary focus is on reading fluency, emphasis is also placed on increasing oral and written proficiency,
ESLN004: Basic Reading II - 3 credits
It is a high beginning level course for non-native speakers with a low basic level of English proficiency. Although the primary focus is on reading fluency, emphasis is also placed on the continued development of oral and written skills.
ESLN 013: Intermediate Reading I - 3 credits
It is a course for non-native students with a basic level in English. It is designed to expand the students’ ability to comprehend and use various types of texts for both personal and academic purposes.
ESLN 014: Intermediate Reading II - 3 credits
It is a high intermediate level course for non-native speakers having a low intermediate mastery. It is designed to further expand the students’ ability to comprehend and then use a wide range of texts in personal and academic situations.
ESLN 005: Basic Conversation I - 3 credits
This course is designed to give students with little knowledge of English practice in speaking and listening. Emphasis is placed on building vocabulary and listening skills and on practicing the basic structures of English.
ESLN 006: Basic Conversation II - 3 credits
This course is designed to give the students with some knowledge of English more practice in listening and speaking. The focus will be on developing the students’ survival skills and their roles at Delgado and the immediate community.
ESLN 015: Intermediate Conversation I - 3 credits
This course is designed for students at a low intermediate level of speaking and listening. Special emphasis is placed on improving survival skills and on building an understanding of US culture.
ESLN 016: Intermediate Conversation II - 3 credits
This course is designed for students at a high intermediate level of listening and speaking. Great emphasis is placed on academic skills and helping the students integrate in the US academic community.
ESLN 007: Basic Composition I - 3 credits
This course provides students with basic writing concepts in preparation for academic programs. It will also provide students with basic writing skills for non-academic writing: survival, personal, and job related.
ESLN 008: Basic Composition II - 3 credits
This course is designed for students with limited writing skills. The focus will be on the writing process, integrated with listening, speaking and reading skills.
ESLN 017: Intermediate Composition I - 3 credits
This course is designed for students with a mastery of basic composition skills. Emphasis is placed on increasing the student’s ability to write with greater organizational and grammatical complexity.
ESLN 018: Intermediate Composition II - 3 credits
This is a composition course for students who have demonstrated proficiency at the low intermediate level. Emphasis is placed on increasing the students’ abilities to express themselves in a more focused way, with greater organizational, informational, and grammatical complexity.
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Students must secure their classes by either paying in full or enrolling in the payment plan and making the required initial payment at the time of registration.
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