The English & ESL Department offers a variety of transfer-level courses in literature, composition, creative writing, and linguistics. The Credit ESL (English as a Second Language) Program offers low-intermediate through advanced classes for non-native speakers of English.
Our 2024 Writing Contest is officially underway. Send us your best poetry and fiction! You have two options to submit your work, either in-person at Jefferson Hall 301, or electronically via the following links using your LACCD email to log in:
The English & ESL Department offers the general education English courses you need to earn an associate degree as well as to transfer to a four-year bachelor's program. To learn more about English 101, 102, and 103, visit this page.
The Writing Support Center, located in AD 100, provides assistance to all writers on campus, in every subject, at any stage of the writing process. The ESL Lab in JH 318 serves students enrolled in ESL classes at LACC.
All freshman students are required to take one of the following composition courses: ENG 101, ENG 101z, ENG 101+104, or ESL 110. It is recommended that students take these courses in their first semester. To prepare for transfer to a UC or CSU, students must also take either ENG 102 or ENG 103 depending on their major and/or transfer school.
We offer a number of scholarship awards to students taking English or credit ESL coursework. As for employment opportunities, we encourage students with excellent core writing skills to consider applying to work at our Writing Support Center; the application can be found here.
An expertise in languages, critical thinking, reading, and writing is critical to all college paths. When you pursue and complete an English or Linguistics degree a number of career opportunities become available, from advertising director, to screenwriter, to corporate copywriter, to college professor! For more information about salary, growth, and careers, visit our English, Creative Writing, Linguistics (English / ESL) and Linguistics (Modern Languages) Pathways pages.
Students are encouraged to submit their creative writing to The Citadel, LACC's longstanding literary journal. Since 1962, The Citadel has published creative work by students and has fostered community growth and engagement. Students are also welcome to submit original creative work to the English & ESL Department's Annual Writing Contest. The English & ESL Department also facilitates a speaker series, The LACC Book Program, which brings notable writers and scholars to campus to interact with students and engage with topical issues.
The LACC English and ESL Department is committed to educating our diverse student population and preparing them for the multifaceted challenges of today’s world through methods of critical thinking, reading and writing.
English & ESL Department
Office Hours and Location
Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Fridays to Sundays: Closed
Our department is located on the 3rd floor of Jefferson Hall in room JH 301.