English as a Second Language Program


The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program in Adult Education at Santa Fe Community College provides opportunities for non-native English speakers to develop English language skills for improved functioning at home, at work, and in the community.

The ESL Program Offers:

  • 6 levels of English from Beginner to Advanced
  • Classes Monday through Thursday, mornings (9:00-11:30) and evenings (6:00-8:30)
  • Reading & Writing, Speaking & Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation
  • English for work, school, and functioning in the community
  • Classes online, at SFCC Main Campus, and at a public school site

Office Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm

How to Enroll in Our Classes:

  • Must be over 16 years of age and not a student in a K-12 school
  • Must be a resident of New Mexico

To register for classes:

  • Attend ONE registration session. (required)
    • Location: SFCC Main Campus, Room 537 near the library
    • Next Registration Dates: Monday, August 12, Tuesday, August 13, and Wednesday, August 14
    • Times: 9:00 am or 6:00pm
    • NO LATE ARRIVALS – arriving early is recommended
    • Take the placement test
    • Talk to an advisor
    • Get registered for a class

Students must arrive on time to class and stay for the duration of the class.

Students must attend at least 12 hours in the first three weeks of class or they will be disenrolled.

Students must attend a minimum of 56 hours [80%] of class during the semester. Certificates are only granted to students achieving 56 hours or more of attendance.

3 consecutive absences without contacting the instructor will result in being disenrolled from the class.

Our Mission

This is a Non-Credit Adult Education program and does not issue I-20 documents for international students.

Our Team

SFCC’s ESL Program has highly-qualified and experienced instructors teaching each class.

ESL Program leadership wants to help each student succeed in achieving their English Learning Goals.

Olga Rees

ESL Program Coordinator

Dafyd Rawlings

ESL Program Manager

Jeff Hornstein

ESL Program Specialist

Zoë Taylor-Hayden, MA.Ed-TESOL

ESL Program Specialist