English as a Second Language (ESL)

The ESL Department at Camden County College provides English language training to both United States residents who are non-native speakers of English and students from all over the world. The ESL Department has highly qualified and trained faculty and staff, outcome-oriented curricula, and state-of-the-art instructional learning resources and facilities

Many of the ESL students at Camden County College are non-native speakers of English that live locally in Camden County and the surrounding Philadelphia area. Also, there are many “international students” who study at Camden County College on student (F-1) visas. In addition, some students in the ESL Department have other visa statuses.

Come and speak to one of our ESL advisors, who would be happy to assist you.

How to Register for ESL Courses

All new students, including international students applying from outside the United States, are required to seek ESL academic advisement and to take a proficiency placement test before registering for any ESL courses.

Any questions please contact:
Martine Howard, Languages and Communications Chairperson
Madison Hall 302B, Blackwood Campus
(856) 227-7200 ext. 4744


International Student Services Office
Ms. Lani Nguyen
Taft Hall 312, Blackwood Campus
(856) 227-7200, ext 4568

ESL Advising Hours

Blackwood Campus

Ms. Lani Nguyen, ESL International Student Services
Taft Hall, 312
(Contact with questions about F-1/International Student visas or other visa questions)
Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Camden Campus

Collen Doyle, ESL Advisor
CTC 205D
Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Financial Assistance

Students interested in enrolling in the ESL program and need financial assistance should consider completing the free application for federal student aid FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. For more information about financial aid please visit our financial aid page. We also have Spanish language videos to give you an over view of the financial aid process.

Additional Information

Please note: At this time, the ESL Department does not offer any ESL Certification courses for teachers looking to become certified in teaching English as a second language.