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English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program offers a variety of options to learn and improve English language skills in-person and online. Classes range from beginning level (the alphabet, letter sounds, and simple words) to advanced (professional and academic vocabulary, grammar, conversations, and writing) level.  The ESL program also has mini-courses in pronunciation, conversation, vocabulary and idioms, and computers to provide students short-term options to develop specific skill areas.  We offer citizenship courses to prepare students for the U.S. Citizenship exam.  Most classes operate on a trimester schedule, and enrollment is open based on class capacity.

Students will learn to:

  • Communicate in English.
  • Search for and improve employment opportunities.
  • Help children with homework and school activities.
  • Prepare for academic and career training programs.
  • Obtain a high school diploma.
  • Prepare for the U.S. Citizenship exam.
  • Use email and internet technology.
  • Improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
 

CLASSES

ESL CLASSES: Focuses on reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and technology.

ESL CLASSES FOR PARENTS: Focuses on reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, technology, parenting, children’s education

FOUR-WEEK COURSES:

  • Pronunciation (Open to all levels)
  • Conversation (Level 2B and up recommended)
  • Vocabulary and Idioms (Level 2B and up recommended)
 

CITIZENSHIP CLASSES: Prepares students for the U.S. Citizenship test and interview preparation (open to all levels).

COURSE OFFERINGS

  • Beginning Low A/B
  • Beginning High A/B
  • Intermediate Low A/B
  • Intermediate High A/B
  • Advanced Low
  • Citizenship
  • Conversation (mini-course)
  • Pronunciation (mini-course)
  • Vocabulary & Idioms (mini-course)

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Course

Time

Room

Days

Instructor

HARBOR OCCUPATIONAL CENTER    
ESL BEG LOW A/B 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM H2 M-TH ADAME CRUZ
ESL BEG HIGH A/B 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM P1 T-TH REINAGA
ESL BEG LOW-BEG HIGH 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM P2 M-TH OCHOA
STEP (ESL) 08:00 AM - 12:15 PM H2 Sat VALLEY
ESL BEG LOW A/B 08:00 AM - 12:15 PM M206 Sat KATSUI
ESL BEG HIGH-ADV LOW 08:00 AM - 12:15 PM M-304 Sat BACKSTROM
ESL/CITIZENSHIP 08:00 AM - 11:45 PM P1 Sat REINAGA
VESL/BUSINESS/CUSTOMER SERVICE
COMPUTER OPERATOR 1
08:00 AM - 12:15 PM M-310 Sat MAYORAL/RIVERA
SAN PEDRO ADULT LEARNING CENTER    
ESL BEG LIT A/B, BEG LOW A 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM 9 T-F SANCHEZ
ESL BEG LOW A/B 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2 M-TH VALLEY
ESL BEG LOW-INT LOW 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 1 M-TH GARSKE
ESL BEG LIT A/B, BEG LOW A 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM 9 M-TH SANCHEZ
ESL BEG LOW A/B 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM 1 M-TH CORTEZ
ESL BEG LOW B, BEG HIGH A/B 06:00 PM - 08:00PM 5 M-TH SUHRE
ESL INTER LOW A-ADV LOW 06:00 PM - 08:00PM 11 M-TH KORZENIOWSKI
ESL INTER HIGH A-ADV LOW 06:00 PM - 08:00PM 6 M-TH GARSKE
STEP (ESL) 06:00 PM - 08:00PM 2 M-TH VALLEY
BANNING ADULT LEARNING CENTER    
STEP (ESL) 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM B2 M/T LE
ESL BEG LOW A/B 06:00 PM - 08:00PM B9 M-TH RIVERA
ESL BEG LOW A/B 06:00 PM - 08:00PM B6 M-TH MALTOS
ESL BEG LOW A/B 06:00 PM - 08:00PM B17 M-TH ROJAS
ESL BEG LOW A/B 06:00 PM - 08:00PM B5 M-TH AVILES
ESL BEG HIGH A/B 06:00 PM - 08:00PM B8 M-TH PARK
ESL BEG HIGH A/B ESL INTER LOW A 06:00 PM - 08:00PM B15 M-TH KWINN
BRANCH LOCATIONS    
ESL BEG LOW-INT LOW 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM MARINE - 2 T-F KORZENIOWSKI
ESL INT LOW-ADV LOW 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM MARINE - 2 M-TH OL KORZENIOWSKI
ESL BEG LOW-ADV LOW 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM HARBOR CITY EL T-F GARSKE
ESL BEG LOW-ADV LOW 08:15 AM - 10:15 AM CATSKILLS T-F OCHOA
ESL BEG LOW-ADV LOW 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM HARRY BRIDGES M-TH SANCHEZ
ESL BEG LOW-ADV LOW 11:00PM - 01:00 PM MEYLER   YANG
ESL BEG LOW-ADV LOW 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM DOMINGUEZ M-TH
OCHOA
 
*OL=Online
*IP=In-Person

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Citizenship

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