ESL classes are designed for adults who want to improve English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. All classes are open entry/open exit. Instructors use a variety of instructional methods to accommodate all learning styles. Classes are designed to help students obtain a job, become more involved in children’s education, learn to communicate family health needs, become involved in community activities, and learn citizenship skills.
This class prepares foreign-born students for the citizenship test to become naturalized U.S. citizens. A brief summary of U.S. History and an explanation of the U.S. system of government are presented. Actual citizenship interview and testing is done by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Citizenship classes are only offered third and fourth quarter.
We offer both morning and evening classes.
To register for ESL you will need to:
- Pre-register in the Academic Office for a placement test.
- Fill out a registration form. If you no show for your scheduled test, you will not be able to register until the next term.
- You must be 18 years of age
- Bring a government issued I.D. or a passport.
The reading placement test will determine your class level. No one may enter after testing begins and no children are allowed in the testing room. You will be post-tested at the end of each quarter to determine advancement to the next class level. Fifteen credits of lower level English can be transferred toward your high school English credits in the high school diploma program.
The English as a Second Language classes are accredited by WASC only; these classes do not qualify for Title IV financial assistance.