Learn English for Your Career or for a Certificate or Degree
The Credit ESL Program is designed for students who wish to pursue a vocational certificate or a two-year degree at City College or transfer to a four-year college or university.
The program includes four levels of instruction:
- ESL 182 Intermediate Academic ESL (6 units)
- ESL 184 High Intermediate Academic ESL (6 units)
- ESL 186 ESL Introduction to College Reading and Writing (6 units)
- ESL 188 ESL College Reading and Writing (6 units)
We also offer degree applicable and CSU transferable elective courses pertaining to ESL Academic Certificates of Accomplishment.
|Accelerated Academic Pathway||Credit Listening/Speaking||Credit Electives|
|ESLA 3180 (Noncredit)||ESL 122 Listening & Speaking|
*ESL 49 ESL Communication (CSU as elective)
ESL 132 Listening & Speaking
|ESL 75 Editing & Grammar Review|
*ESL 184 (UC/CSU as elective)
*ESL 69 ESL Communication (CSU as elective)
ESL 142 Listening & Speaking
|*ESL 66 Listening & Reading (CSU as elective)|
|Advanced||*ESL 186 (UC/CSU as elective)||*ESL 79 Advanced Speaking & Pronunciation (CCSF GE Area A, CSU as elective)||ESL 85 Editing & Grammar Review|
|High Advanced||*ESL 188 (CCSF GE Area E, UC/CUS as elective, CSU as Humanities)||
*ESL 67 Practical Writing (CCSF GE Area A, CSU as elective)
ESL 95 Editing & Grammar Review
* = degree applicable
Certificates of Accomplishment
The ESL Department offers two certificates in Advanced ESL: Advanced Academic English as a Second Language and Advanced English as a Second Language Oral Communication Skills.