English as a Second Language Program


Welcome to the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program in Adult Education at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC). Our ESL Program 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
    • Next Orientation Dates: TBD in early/mid-August 2024
    • Times: 10:00 am or 6:00pm
    • 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 of the first 15 hours or they will be disenrolled from the class.

Students must attend a minimum of 48 hours of class during the semester.

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

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.  They work hard to help you manage your learning experience.

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