English as a Second Language and Civics Education

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program was recognized as one of four (out of 50+) college programs in California as the highest performing agencies in California. It is the largest program at the Noncredit Division with 55% of the student population.

The program includes over 40 instructors and 38 Noncredit ESL sections of instruction in basic literacy skills, life skills, and work skills student outcomes in the English language and culture. The program includes 5 levels from Beginning ESL to Advanced.

Individuals whose primary language is not English prepare with courses in conversation, advanced listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing, and grammar, which are offered at pre-intermediate through advanced levels.

The Noncredit ESL Program can help students transition to Credit ESL with our Bridge to Credit Program.


*For more information regarding ESL, please call 626-585-3026


ESL Robots Project



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Revised January 5, 2015

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