Learn English to Communicate at Home, at Work, and in the Community

Our Noncredit English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are FREE and are for non-native speakers of English. Classes will give you the language skills you need for the home, work, and the community.

We offer:

  • Beginning, intermediate, and advanced general English classes in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Classes to help you learn English for jobs
  • Citizenship classes
  • Special classes in Conversation, Pronunciation, Computers skills for ESL students, and Introduction to Academic ESL

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    How to Apply for Noncredit ESL Classes

    Noncredit ESL Classes are offered at our centers throughout San Francisco. Choose the location that is most convenient for you!

    Campus/Center Phone Number
    Chinatown Campus 1-415-495-8633
    Civic Center Campus 1-415-561-1880
    Downtown Campus 1-415-267-6524
    Evans Campus 1-415-267-6524
    John Adams Center 1-415-561-1954
    Mission Campus 1-415-920-6012 
    Ocean Campus 1-415-239-3405
    Southeast Campus 1-415-267-6524

    Call the location 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.

    More Information About Noncredit ESL Placement Tests

    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.