Vocational ESL courses at CCSF

CCSF offers VESL courses at seven campuses:
Mission, Downtown, Ocean, John Adams, Chinatown, Civic Center and Evans.

ESLV 3800 Communication Skills for the Workplace
ESLV 3807 Housekeeping ESL
ESLV 3808 Communication Skills for Culinary Workers
ESLV 3816 Communication Skills for Janitorial Workers
ESLV 3819 Social Communication for ESL Students
ESLV 3822 Communication Skills for Customer Service Employees
ESLV 3823 Communication Skills for Job Searching
ESLV 3824 Communication Skills for Food Service/Hospitality
ESLV 3827 Communication Skills for Hotel/Service Workers
ESLV 3829 Computer VESL - High Intermediate
ESLV 3830 Communication Skills for Health Workers
ESLV 3831 Communication Skills for Construction Workers
ESLV 3833 VESL for Child Development A
ESLV 3834 VESL for Child Development B
ESLV 3840 VESL for the Biotech Industry
ESLV 3011 Immigrant Workers' Rights


NOTE: to access course outlines, the user name and password can be found on the "instructors only" section of the ESL Department website. Information your students can view can be forund in the: Class Schedule and Course Descriptions


ESLV 3800 Communication Skills for the Workplace     (ESLV 3800 course outline)
Students develop verbal communication skills to handle customers, engage in small talk with co-workers, discuss work performance with supervisors, and conduct a job search.
ESL 7 and above                                   Downtown

ESLV 3816 Communication Skills for Janitorial Workers     (ESLV 3816 course outline)
Verbal communication skills for the job, and English terminology of equipment, supplies, common tasks, and safety in janitorial work.
ESL 4 and above                                  

ESLV 3819 Social Communication for ESL Students     (ESLV 3819 course outline)
Conversational strategies for appropriate interaction in American work and social settings; cross-cultural discussions about social customs and practice in telephone procedures.
ESL 5 and above                                   Mission, Civic Center

ESLV 3822 Communication Skills for Customer Service Employees     (ESLV 3822 course outline)
English language skills in preparation for work in customer service jobs. Content and communication skills focus on serving customers in retail, restaurant, financial, hotel and travel industries.
ESL 2 and above                                   Mission

ESLV 3824 Communication Skills for Food Service/Hospitality     (ESLV 3824 course outline)
Verbal communication skills for the job, and English terminology of cooking utensils, supplies, common tasks, and safety in food service occupations.
ESL 4 and above                                   Downtown

ESLV 3829 Computer VESL - High Intermediate     (ESLV 3829 course outline)
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.
ESL 6 and above                                   Downtown

VESL for Health Workers     (ESLV 3830 course outline)
Designed for health care workers and others interested in the health field. Focus on language skills necessary to function in a medical environment. Study of basic medical terms and pronunciation. Social and cultural skills necessary for successful verbal interaction in health care surroundings.
ESL 6 and above                                   John Adams, Chinatown

ESLV 3831 Communication Skills for Construction Workers     (ESLV 3831 course outline)
Students develop language skills appropriate for the construction field, including verbal communications skills, occupation-specific vocabulary, reading strategies, and test taking skills.. Students are encouraged to concurrently enroll in Introduction to Construction Trades.
ESL 3 and above                                   Evans

ESLV 3833 VESL for Child Development A     (ESLV 3833 course outline)
This course has an academic focus and is designed to provide language skill practice for students enrolled in child development classes. Students will develop strategies for reading simple materials on childcare philosophy, trends and practices and reading to children. Students also learn popular nursery rhymes, finger plays and games for pre-school-age children.
ESL 2 and above                                   Mission, Chinatown

ESLV 3834 VESL for Child Development B     (ESLV 3834 course outline)
This course is designed to assist individuals working in the childcare field develop language skills needed to function successfully in a child care environment. The course includes development of reading strategies for job-specific reading materials; language needed for communicating with parents, children, and co-workers; SCANS and workplace culture.
ESL 2 and above                                   Mission, Chinatown

ESLV 3010 Immigrant Workers' Rights     (ESLV 3010 course outline)
Students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills expanded and developed through contextual learning of American workers’ rights to promote the principles of citizenship and civics. Topics include discrimination, health and safety, and the history of immigrations and working tin the U.S. Emphasis on team projects, interactive assignments, and alternate assessment.
ESL 7 and above                                   Downtown