English as a Second Language

Are you a non-native English speaker looking to improve your English skills?

Then this program is for you! Our ESL program can help you learn English to support your social, academic, and professional goals. With courses in grammar, listening & speaking, and reading & writing at five proficiency levels, you can build your skills in a supportive environment. Earn a certificate of completion or competency with our free and repeatable noncredit courses. Or complete a certificate of accomplishment while earning college credit! 

This program is in the interest area:

Career Opportunities

The ESL program will prepare you for:

  • continuing your college education in the program of your choice
  • learning a trade
  • finding employment

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.