Learn English at LACC

Learn English at LACC

Los Angeles City College offers two ESL (English as a Second Language) programs: Credit ESL and Non-Credit ESL. Please read the descriptions below to find the right fit for you.


 

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Credit ESL

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Credit ESL classes prepare students for academic studies and career advancement. Credit ESL can help you:

  • Develop academic skills needed for success in American college classrooms
  • Complete a two-year A.A. or A.S. degree at Los Angeles City College
  • Transfer to a four-year university or enter a graduate program
  • Earn college credit which can be transferred to CSU and UC schools
  • Obtain a certificate in a professional or technical field 
  • Prepare for the GED, the TOEFL, and other tests 
  • Feel confident in your ability to effectively communicate in written and spoken English

Students enrolling in the Credit ESL Program may qualify for the following benefits:

  • Tuition and fee waivers
  • Grants and scholarships
  • Book waivers and loans
  • Work study programs
  • Childcare services

Credit ESL at LACC

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    Noncredit ESL

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    Noncredit ESL classes help students improve their general English skills. Noncredit ESL can help you:

    • Improve overall English skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking)
    • Develop the language needed for daily life (citizenship, medical care, parent-teacher conferences, employment, etc.)
    • Understand American culture, customs, and public services
    • Build skills to prepare for Credit ESL classes, GED classes, and Citizenship classes

    Students enrolling in the Noncredit ESL Program receive the following benefits:

    • Noncredit ESL classes give grades (P/SP/NP) that can be used to earn vocational certificates for employment and careers
    • Noncredit ESL courses are repeatable, open entry and open exit
    • No residency requirement
    • Free

    Noncredit ESL at LACC

     

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