English as a Second Language (ESL)
The Downtown Campus offers a full range of English as a Second Language courses, including computer training, clerical training, pronunciation, speaking, writing, and general ESL courses for non-native speakers.
ESL TO BRIDGE TO COMPUTERS
Introduction to computer skills for intermediate level ESL students. Overview of computer components and terminology. Introduction to applications such as word processing, Internet, e-mail, spreadsheets, presentation and other software. English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are developed through a variety of computer projects and interactive classroom work.
Preparation for the U.S. Citizenship test given by the Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services. Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills applied to answering test questions on personal information, U.S. history, government and the Constitution.
ESL FOCUS AND GENERAL
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 (Level 8).
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.
Communicative language required for general clerical work. Terminology related to office procedures, forms, filing, and telephone training is emphasized. Language for job search and job retention is included.
Communicative language skills, computer vocabulary and terminology used in the automated office environment. Additional focus will be on knowledge and procedures for responding to computer messages and problem-solving.
Health Care Communication III
Designed for all health care professionals with upper intermediate English language proficiency. Develop integrated language skills for phone and e-mail communication in health care settings, strategies for communicating with special-needs patients, resolving conflict with co-workers, understanding legal and ethical issues in health care, and researching racial and cultural health disparities.