This study investigates distance education students' level of satisfaction and evaluations about distance English courses. To this end, a Likert-type questionnaire was applied to 72 students attending a distance education program. In addition, semi-structured interview was employed so as to verify the data gathered from the questionnaire. The results of the study revealed that a great majority of the students were satisfied with the distance education English course stating that the content, format, reading and grammar sections of the course were sufficient, but synchronous courses, listening, speaking, and writing sections were not satisfactory and sufficient both in quality and quantity. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.