The Credit ESL Program focuses on providing advanced skill development and College Academic Preparation to students whose first language is other than English. Our program provides students with the tools and techniques they need to reach their goals, whether they be academic preparation, workplace improvement, or personal enrichment. Our composition courses, ESL149 and ESL150, are CSU/UC transferable and prepare students for the writing demands of the workplace and college settings.
Credit ESL is designed for students who:
- Want to improve their English for success in college classes, work, or in the community.
- Are considering earning a degree or certificate, or are taking other credit classes.
- Need higher-level English skills.
- Enjoy the flexibility of attending classes one or two days per week.
- Desire specialized ESL courses like pronunciation, composition, grammar, vocabulary development, and more.
Currently, we offer six credit courses in English for non-native speakers. Our two writing classes, ESL 149 and 150, develop composing skills necessary for advancement to English 100. In addition, we offer a Listening & Speaking Skills course (ESL 20), a Reading & Vocabulary Development course (ESL 30), and two English Grammar courses (ESL 40 and ESL 80). We also offer multiple sections of English 100 that are specially designed to meet the needs of ESL/multilingual students. Please visit the Course Catalog for further information. Classes are offered morning, afternoons, and evenings.
Our faculty's mission is your success! We work to provide you with the tools and techniques you will need to reach your goals whether they be academic preparation, workplace improvement, or personal enrichment.
Although all our classes are open to students (except ESL 150 which requires completion of ESL 149 or placement test score), students new to our program are advised to complete a matriculation process when they apply to attend or first enroll in classes. This process includes taking the ESL Assessment which directs students to the appropriate level of classes.
- Mary Gross
Office: Oceanside, Room 4608