English as a Second Language

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 Days Mode Teacher
Harbor Occupational Center
ESL Level 1-6 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM M-F In-Person GALVEZ
Level 1A 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM M-F Online AURELIO
Level 1B 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM M-F Online GALVEZ
Level 2B 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM M-TH Online AURELIO
Level 3 to 6 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM M-TH In-Person DOW
Level 3 to 6 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM M-TH Online OCHOA
Literacy - 1 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM M-TH In-Person COIMAN
ESL/CITIZENSHIP - All Levels 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM M-TH Hybrid GALVEZ
San Pedro Adult Learning Center
Literacy - 1 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM M-F In-Person SANCHEZ
Level 3 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM M-F Online OCHOA
Level 4 - 6 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM M-F Online DOW
ESL STEP Class/All Levels 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM M-F Hybrid PAGDILAO
Literacy -1 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM M-F In-Person PAGDILAO
Level 2 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM M-F In-Person KORZENIOWSKI
Level 3 - 6 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM M-F Online SANCHEZ
Mini - Courses 12:45 PM - 02:45 PM M-F Online KORZENIOWSKI
ESL STEP Class - All Levels 3:15 PM - 6:15 PM M-TH Hybrid STAFF
Literacy - 1 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM M-TH In-Person SANCHEZ
Level 2 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM M-TH In-Person GARSKE
Level 2 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM M-TH Online PAGDILAO
Level 4 -6 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM M-TH Online KORZENIOWSKI
BRANCH LOCATIONS Family Success Initiative Classes
All Levels 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM M-F In-Person GARSKE
All Levels 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM M-F In-Person COIMAN
All Levels 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM M-F In-Person GARSKE
All Levels 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM M-F Online REINAGA

ESL students can...

receive a high school diploma.

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Citizenship

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