ESL - English As A Second Language
The ESL Program at San Jose City College serves students who identify themselves as learners of English as a second language. Our program helps students of all ages and backgrounds achieve their education, employment, and lifelong-learning goals by providing them with instruction in English as a second language.
Learn About Us
Click Here for the List of Summer 2021 Courses
If you plan to take only noncredit ESL classes, complete the Noncredit Application Form. If you are coming from a local Adult Education program, you can contact your Transition Specialist for your Adult Education program or email Transition Specialist at San Jose City College, Ana.Camacho@sjcc.edu or ESL.Info@sjcc.edu to get assistance on how to apply to the appropriate level noncredit courses. Noncredit classes are free!
Courses are each offered twice a week, Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday, in day or night sessions. Each credit course has a number of set 'units', ranging from 3 to 6 units. Each unit represents the number of hours in class time each week throughout a 16-week semester.
For example, a 4-unit course meets for 2 hours twice a week. One to two sections of ESL 91 are offered as hybrid online classes each semester, and most ESL courses are web-enhanced by instructors who use Canvas. Two sections of lecture courses are usually offered offsite at the Milpitas Extension campus, which has free parking.
ESL Program Student Learning Outcomes
Use English for a variety of educational, social, and occupational purposes.
Recognize multiple perspectives and values inherent in our culturally diverse society.Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to expand learning.Demonstrate the ability to use information technology.
ESL Lab Information
The ESL Lab is in the Library/LRC Building in L-120.
Information for Instructor:ESL instructors may reserve the ESL Lab (L-120) in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) and Chromebook laptops (there are 32) for their course "embedded labs" via the following links:
Lab documentation, including schedules, forms, handouts, instructions, and MyEnglishLab account information can be found on the ESL Lab SharePoint site.
Dean, Language Arts
General Education, Room 206
Patricia Do CarmoPatricia.DoCarmo@sjcc.edu