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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Despite the many challenges facing individuals with limited English, the ESL program at Palo Alto College offers the opportunity to progress to the skill level they want to attain.

The program is comprised of three levels: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced level classes to accommodate student proficiency with emphasis and development of functional language skills. These courses focus on listening, reading and writing skills. These courses include an elective class for speaking and conversation.

All students requesting to register for an intermediate or advanced course and have not completed the pre-­‐requisite course, must take the ESL assessment before registering for a class. We administer the assessment every Tuesday from 9am-­‐11am

English as a Second Language (ESL for beginners)

The program is comprised of six levels to accommodate student proficiency and increase communicative competence.  The focus of these courses is listening, speaking, reading, conversation, writing and grammar.   Students will be immersed in authentic and standard English at a level that is meaningful and comprehensible while being actively involved in the language learning process. Many of the students that start off with the Literacy program progress to the ESL for the workforce or the Academic ESL. 

English as a Second Language for the Workplace (ESLW) 

This course will help students acquire knowledge and understanding in the English language while focusing on workplace communication which includes business writing and business speaking.  The module is designed to provide college and career pathway opportunities for students seeking education beyond successful completion of ESLW.

English as a Second Language-Academic (ESLA) 

This course will focus on improving English fluency in reading, writing and speaking needed for academic level classes. 

Clases de Inglés

 Este curso es para personas que tienen conocimientos limitados o ningún conocimiento en ingles y que tengan 17 años o mayores. El curso incluye asesorías en gramática básica, escritura, lectura, conversación y fonética. El curso incluye los niveles Pre-básico, Principiantes, Intermedios e Intermedio-Avanzado. El nivel de estudio se basará en una previa evaluación. 

 

Course/CRN  Dates Day/Times Payment Deadline
ESL - Listening 1/30704 5/26 - 6/18 MTW/9 a.m.-12 p.m. 5/19/2014
ESL - Listening 2/30705
ESL - Reading 1/30706
ESL - Reading 2/30707
 
5/26 - 6/18
5/26 - 6/18
5/26 - 6/18
 
MTW/6-9 p.m.
MTW/9 a.m.-12 p.m.
MTW/6-9 p.m.
 
5/19/2014
5/19/2014
5/19/2014
 

    

 

 

 

Fall 2014 day and night courses being offered 8/25-9/22, 10/13-11/5, and 11/24-12/17. Please call (210) 486-3416 for more information. 

Contact Information

Adult Learning Academy 

Contact: Dolores Zapata, Program Manager

dzapata@alamo.edu 

 Phone:
210-486-3410

Fax:
210-486-9169