English as a Second Language Program

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

To help you on your English learning journey, we offer:

  • 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 Desert Sage Academy.

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Important Information for New Students

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

How to Become a Student

There are two ways to register for classes.

  • On SFCC Campus & Desert Sage Academy
    • Attend an orientation at the SFCC campus.
    • Pay $25 registration fee (Waived for Fall 2021)
    • Take the placement test
  • Online
    • Click on the link to complete the interest form.
    • Someone will call you to schedule an orientation appointment
    • Pay $25 registration fee (Waived for Fall 2021)
    • Take the placement test

Class schedules and Locations

Please note: Class times may change.

Our Program

Mission

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) 428-1329
  • Email: april.smith1@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.


Dafyd Rawlings
ESL Program Manager
505.428.1444
dafyd.rawlings@sfcc.edu


April Smith
ESL Program Coordinator
505.428.1329
april.smith1@sfcc.edu


Jeff Hornstein
ESL Program Liaison
505.428.1838
jeff.hornstein@sfcc.edu