English & Communication Department
Our mission provides instruction in communication, language, English as a second language acquisition, literacy, and critical thinking.
- For our developmental English courses, we provide opportunities to "prepare students who wish to pursue an academic degree and to help those who wish to develop basic skills for use on the job or in their personal lives" (DACC Catalog).
- For our developmental language courses, we provide English-language and second-language learners sensitive, student-centered instruction in linguistics, semantics, phonetics, and cultural knowledge.
- For our developmental reading courses, we provide study, reading, and critical thinking skills across the disciplines in a variety of strategies and contexts.
Our mission best serves and meets the diverse academic and workplace needs of this community of lifelong learners.