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 Room Days Instructor
HARBOR OCCUPATIONAL CENTER
ESL INT LOW A/B 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM OL-M307 M-F OCHOA
ESL BEG LOW-BEG HIGH 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM OL-P1 T-TH REINAGA
ESL/CITIZENSHIP 08:00 AM - 12:15 PM IPL-P1 Sat REINAGA
BANNING ADULT LEARNING CENTER
ESL BEG LOW A/B 06:00 PM - 08:45 PM IPL-B5 M-TH MAYORAL
ESL BEG HIGH A-INT LOW A 06:00 PM - 08:45 PM IPL-B6 M-TH OCHOA
ESL INT LOW A-ADV LOW 06:00 PM - 08:45 PM OL-B14 M-TH KORZENIOWSKI
SAN PEDRO ADULT LEARNING CENTER
ESL BEG LIT A/B, BEG LOW A/B 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM IPL-9 M-F SANCHEZ
ESL BEG HIGH-ADV LOW 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM IPL-2 M-F GARSKE
ESL DLN 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM OL-11 M-F GALVEZ
ESL BEG LIT A/B, BEG LOW A/B 06:00 PM - 08:45 PM IPL-9 M-TH SANCHEZ
ESL BEG LOW A/B 06:00 PM - 08:45 PM OL-4 M-TH ADAME
ESL BEG LOW B-BEG HIGH A 06:00 PM - 08:45 PM IPL-5 M-TH SUHRE
ESL BEG HIGH B-ESL ADV LOW 06:00 PM - 08:45 PM IPL-2 M-TH GARSKE
SATELLITES
ESL BEG LOW-ADV LOW 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM IPL-MARINE 2 M-F KORZENIOWSKI
ESL INT HIGH-ADV LOW 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM OL-MARINE 2 M-F KORZENIOWSKI
ESL BEG LOW-ADV LOW 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM IPL-GDLT M-F GARSKE
ESL BEG LOW-ADV LOW 08:15 AM - 12:15 PM IPL-CATSKILLS M-F GALVEZ
ESL BEG LOW-ADV LOW 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM IPL-Harry Bridges M-F SANCHEZ
*OL=Online *IP=In-Person

ESL students can...

receive a high school diploma.

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Citizenship

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MS. SANCHEZ'S ESL CLASS