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English as a Second Language

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English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL classes offer daily instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Based upon individual student goals and designed to meet students' language-learning needs, our highly qualified instructors will help you prepare for academic, career-technical and personal growth opportunities. Our classes teach to all levels from beginning through advanced, and cover reading and writing skills, grammar, context and fluency.

ALL classes are FREE!

Spring 2024

Daytime Class

Dates: January 16 - May 30, 2024

Day: Monday - Thursday

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Room: 305

Prerequisites: ESL students will be pre-tested at registration and must post-test prior to exiting the program or at the end of classes. CASAS score is used to place students in the appropriate level ESL class (low, intermediate, high). See sidebar for information on registration and testing.

Evening Class

Dates: January 16 - May 30, 2024

Day: Monday - Thursday

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Room: 305

Prerequisites: ESL students will be pre-tested at registration and must post-test prior to exiting the program or at the end of classes. CASAS score is used to place students in the appropriate level ESL class (low, intermediate, high). See sidebar for information on registration and testing.

ESL / Distance Learning Alternative

Can't come to a regularly scheduled class? Have a computer at home? Our distance learning program provides students with weekly assignments, teacher feedback and online access to curriculum from wherever they are. Students meet weekly with the teacher via Zoom to monitor progress and receive support. Morning or evening meetings available.

Class is FREE!

Dates: January 16 - May 30, 2024

Day: Monday - Thursday

Time: Arranged with instructor

Room: 205 & Online

Prerequisites: New students will be pre-tested at the registration and must attend an on-campus orientation to learn how to access the online materials. A post-test prior to exiting the program or at the end of class is required. CASAS score is used to place students in the appropriate level ESL class (low, intermediate, high). See sidebar for information on registration and testing.

Integrated Education and Training (IET)

Learn a new career while improving your English. Integrated Education and Training (IET) is a new program, combining our English as a Secondary Language (ESL) classes with our Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. Complete a trade certification with ESL support.  Students who meet the prerequisite score of 210+ on the CASAS test are eligible.

ESL - IET: General Office Clerk

Learn Microsoft Windows 10, Word, Excel, email, 10-key, and increased typing speed to prepare for a career in local offices. You will receive help with vocabulary, test preparation, and writing.

Dates: TBD

Day: TBD

Time: TBD

Room: 305

Fee: $200

Prerequisites: 210+ CASAS test score prior to enrollment. Typing speed of 20 words per minute (WPM). See sidebar for information on registration and testing.

ESL - IET: Machine Technology

Receive hands-on training in our Machine Technology shop. You will learn how to use lathes, mills, hand tools, and surface grinders, as well as blueprint-reading and shop math. Students will also receive help with speaking, reading, and math skills in English. Financial aid is available upon request.

Dates: January 16 - May 30, 2024

Day: Tuesday & Thursday

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Room: 305

Fee: $480 (safety equipment and textbook not included). Financial aid available upon request.

Prerequisites: 210+ CASAS test score prior to enrollment. See sidebar for information on registration and testing.

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Registration

Register for Spring 2024 ESL & Citizenship classes by completing the form below:

Registration form

Pre-Testing

Dates: January 9 - 12, 2024

Contact

For questions, please contact the ESL department during office hours: 805.579.6200 ext. 1735

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm; 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm