English as a Second Language
General Education Building, Room 210
ESL Department Chair
Shelley Ruby
General Education Building, Room 208-A
ESL faculty in the tutoring lab will now hold their lab hours by Zoom. If you need help with an assignment in any of your ESL classes, open Canvas, go to ESL-810N, and select the link to accept the Zoom invitation for the day and time that you want help. The tutor for that time will be available to help you any time during that hour.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Field

If you want to succeed in any environment, you’ll need to be fluent in the local language. In the United States, speaking fluent English is vital if you want to continue your education, advance your career, or even help your children with their homework.

And, the stronger your English skills are, the more confident and engaged you’ll be as a member of your community.

The Outlook

English fluency can have an enormous impact on your earning potential. One recent study found that immigrants proficient in English earned 74% more than those who were not.

Our Program

If you want to build your English-language skills and your confidence, CCC is a safe, supportive place to do it.

Our ESL department can help you through the application, assessment, and registration processes. Then, we’ll help you find classes where you can succeed, no matter how much or little English you already know. We even offer our own orientation, designed specifically to help ESL students succeed in college.

We offer classes in the daytime and at night, so that you can choose times fit with your schedule.

And, when you do want to practice on your own, our library offers digital tools that help you become more computer literate while improving your grammar and pronunciation.

The entire ESL curriculum is research-based, interactive and rigorous.

And, as you master English, you can earn three different levels of certificate.

Our advanced courses are also transferable to the University of California, Berkeley and California State Universities, which can be very helpful if you plan to continue your education.

We even offer free citizenship information and application workshops, which are open to students and other members of the community.

So, why not check out the program, see if we can help you pay for school, or even apply now?