English as a Second Language Program: English for School, Work and Community!


Welcome to Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) English as a Second Language (ESL) Program!  We are glad you’re here! The ESL Program provides opportunities to non-native English speakers to develop skills improve success at home, at work, and in the community.

The ESL Program Offers:

  • 6 levels of English from Beginner to Advanced
  • 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 Sweeney Elementary School.

Office Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Closed Friday

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

There are two ways to register for classes.

  • On SFCC Campus & Sweeney Elementary School
    • Attend an orientation at the SFCC campus.
    • Pay $25 registration fee (waived for Fall 2023)
    • Take the placement test
  • Online
    • Attend an orientation or contact Jeff Hornstein at jeff.hornstein@sfcc.edu or (505) 428-1838
    • Someone will call you to schedule an orientation appointment
    • Pay $25 registration fee (waived for fall 2023)
    • Take the placement test

Students must commit to regular attendance to be admitted to the program.

Class schedules and Locations

Fall Term: August 28 – November 17, 2023

Our Program


To provide non-native English speakers with opportunities to develop English language skills and cultural competency necessary to improving their success at home, at work, and in the community.

We offer general English instruction as well as English Language skills practice for Career and Academic Pathways.

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

We are a non-profit organization. Consider making a donation to support learning activities, scholarships, and resources.

Contact Us

  • Phone: (505) 428-1838
  • Email: jeff.hornstein@sfcc.edu
  • Office Location:  SFCC Main Campus, East Wing, Adult Education Department

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.

We also have program leadership that wants to help each student succeed in achieving their English Learning Goals.

Jeff Hornstein

ESL Program Specialist

Dafyd Rawlings

ESL Program Manager

Olga Rees

ESL Program Coordinator