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NSCC offers ESL programs leading to a college degree or certificate, and noncredit classes for career and personal growth.

ESL Programs

Improve English language skills for academic studies, work, or better social communication.

ESL for academic programs (credit)

NSCC’s English as a Second Language academic courses offer non-native speakers of English the communication skills needed to earn an associate degree or academic certificate.

How to apply and enroll >

ESL for non-academic learning (noncredit)

Students can also improve English language skills for career and personal growth with basic noncredit ESL classes without having to apply to the College. These classes are offered through the Division of Corporate and Professional Education.

How to register for a noncredit class >

How much do ESL classes cost?

ESL courses may not cost you anything, and if they do there are a variety of ways you can pay for them. Learn more about the cost of ESL and how to pay



Contact us at 978-762-4067 or via email at if you have further questions.

ESL program graduates

Tirsson Ozoria Ventura of Lynn, Tairis Ceballos of Salem, Delfa Fabian of Lynn, and Ylonka Mendez of Lynn have all graduated North Shore Community College's ESL program and are working on their associates degrees.  (Photo Credit: | Spenser Hasak)