Course Information

Is your English proficiency below the requirement for admission? You might be eligible for the Intensive Summer ESL Course! 

International students coming from overseas who want to attend De Anza but have not scored high enough on one of the acceptable English proficiency tests* can be admitted in the next fall quarter after successfully completing a summer ESL (English as a Second Language) preparatory course: ESL 244.

*Scores needed to be eligible for the Summer ESL Course:

TOEFL iBT- 52-60

IELTS- 5.0-5.9

iTEP- 3.0-3.9

Duolingo- 45-49 DET

Course Restrictions

  • Course only open to new international students coming from overseas (students transferring from another U.S. college or language school should apply for regular fall admission)
  • Students applying for the Summer ESL Course must also complete the International Student Application form and intend on enrolling full time at De Anza after successfully completing ESL 244.

Course Advantages

  • Be admitted to De Anza after successfully completing ESL 244 WITHOUT re-taking the TOEFL, IELTS, etc.
  • Receive 10 units of credit
  • Get an early start on your studies and be better prepared for your academic courses at De Anza
  • Become familiar with the campus and adjust to the culture of De Anza and the surrounding area

How to Apply

Download the Brochure/Application and submit it along with


The cost of $2,500 USD includes:

  • $500 USD non-refundable administrative fees
  • $2,000 tuition & mandatory health insurance fees***
**Does not include textbooks, food, housing, or personal expenses
***Only refundable with written proof that your F-1 visa application was denied
Additional costs:
$75 USD non-refundable application fee
$75 USD express mail fee (if applicable)

Apply for summer ESL

2019 Dates

Deadline to Apply

April 30th

Mandatory Welcome Day

June 26th

Course Dates

July 1-August 22 (8 weeks)

Monday-Thursday only (no class on Fridays)

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