English as a Second Language (ESL)

Community Based English as a Second Language (ESL) at FCC

These courses are designed for students who:

  • have had very little or no instruction in English,
  • need basic English skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) to promote greater independence and fuller participation in life in the United States.
  • need to improve English skills for workplace communication.

Community Based ESL classes are held at a variety of locations in the community.

Students must attend an orientation and take an English proficiency test to determine which class is best for them. A schedule of upcoming orientation sessions is provided below.

For more information call 240.629.7960 or E-mail: adulted@frederick.edu.

Click here for Community Based ESL Orientation Dates.

These courses are designed for students who:

  • have had some instruction in English,
  • wish to focus on academic English skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing,
  • want to prepare for the rigors of college-level credit courses,
  • need to improve public speaking and business communication skills, or
  • need to improve writing in professional situations.

Students must pay tuition and fees.  Courses are held on campus.

Students must take the ESL Placement Test.

 For more information, call  301.846.2558 or E-mail: tclark@frederick.edu.




All participants are registered students of Frederick Community College.  Students may enroll in more than one program.  Students may move between programs as their English skills improve.