The Noncredit ESL Program offers a variety of free classes:
1) General Noncredit ESL
- Improves English language skills for immigrants living and working in the United States.
Prepares students for further academic work.
- Nine levels of instruction ranging from Literacy, and Beginning (Level 1) to high intermediate
- Most classes are 2 hours a day, 10 hours a week and focus on all four skills: listening,
speaking, reading and writing.
- One-hour a day, five-hour a week classes which focus on a specific skill and intensive
non-credit ESL courses are also available.
- Limited homework. No grades.
- Students may enroll in more than one class.
- Classes are offered mornings, afternoons, Monday through Friday, and evenings, Monday through
Thursday at seven campuses at many locations in San Francisco.
2) Vocational ESL
- Improve English for getting a job, improving on-the-job skills or preparing for a specific
- Types of classes offered include: computers for ESL, ESL office occupations, and communication
on the job.
- Classes are offered morning, afternoon and evening, Monday through Friday at selected campuses.
3) Citizenship Classes
- Preparation for the citizenship exam.
- Citizenship classes are offered morning, afternoon and evening, Monday through Saturday at
How to enroll in noncredit classes:
| 1) || Location - || Choose a campus that is convenient
Noncredit classes are offered at:
|Alemany Campus || 561-1020|
|John Adams Campus || 561-1835|
|Chinatown/North Beach Campus || 561-1017|
|Downtown Campus || 267-6543|
|Mission Campus || 550-4430|
|Southeast Campus || 550-4344|
| 2) || Placement Test - || Call the campus you are
interested in, or go in person to get an appointment for a placement test. Placement tests are
offered at various times throughout the semester. |
| 3) || Counseling and Registration - || After the
placement test, you will have an appointment with a counselor to discuss the classes you want and
the times you can study. The counselor will register you into a class (or classes) and tell you
exactly when and where to go. |
For more information about the noncredit program call the campus you are interested in,
or the ESL Department office at 239-3003.