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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. 

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 1/26- 3/4 MTW/9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1/19/2015
ESL - Listening 2
ESL - Reading 1
ESL - Reading 2
ESL - Writing 1
1/26 - 3/4
1/26 - 3/4
1/26 - 3/4
1/26 - 3/4
MTW/6-9 p.m.
MTW/9 a.m.-12 p.m.
MTW/6-9 p.m.
MTW/6-9 p.m.





Fall 2014 day and night courses being offered 10/13-11/5. Please call (210) 486-3416 for more information.

Contact Information

Adult Learning Academy 

Contact: Dolores Zapata, Program Manager