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English as a Second Language (ESL)


West’s ESL program provides quality instruction to non-native speakers of English at the intermediate to advanced levels. The goal of the program is to provide students with the academic skills needed to be successful in transfer-level English courses, courses across the curriculum, and in the workplace.  Course offerings are available in person and online, allowing students who are unable to attend campus classes to continue their ESL education. Coursework focuses on developing critical thinking skills and essay/research paper writing skills.  

Many ESL courses are transferable as electives, just as French 1 and Spanish 1 are elective transfer courses. Some ESL courses can be used as a Foreign Language credit.

Improving your English language, reading, writing, and grammer skills can help you enjoy a better quality of life in the United States and other English-speaking countries. Improved English comprehension can lead to success in general education and CTE (Career Technological Education) courses, such as Allied Health and Aviation. Better communication skills can lead to job opportunities.


Classes Are Listed Below


4A College ESL IV: Writing/Grammar 


5A College ESL V: Writing/Grammar (UC & CSU transferrable course)


6A College ESL VI: Writing/Grammar  (UC & CSU transferrable course)

6B College ESL VI: Reading/Vocabulary 


7B College ESL VII: Reading/Vocabulary  (CSU transferrable course)


8 Advanced ESL Composition  (UC & CSU transferrable course)