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 and their companion electives courses:
- Intermediate Academic ESL
- High Intermediate Academic ESL
- ESL Introduction to College Reading and Writing
- ESL College Reading and Writing
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.
Learn More About the ESL Programs and Certificates
|Accelerated Academic Pathway||Credit Listening/Speaking||Credit Electives|
ESLA 3180 (ESLA 3165, ESLA 3175)
*ESL 49 ESL Communication (CSU as elective)
|ESL 75 Editing & Grammar Review|
*ESL 184 (UC/CSU as elective)
*ESL 69 ESL Communication (CSU as elective)
|*ESL 66 Listening & Reading (CSU as elective)|
|Advanced||*ESL 186 (UC/CSU as elective)||*ESL 79 Advanced Speaking & Pronunciation (CCSF GE Area A, CSU GE Area A1 Oral Communication or elective)||*ESL 85 Editing & Grammar Review|
|High Advanced||*ESL 188 (CCSF GE Area E, UC/CSU as elective, CSU GE Area C2 Humanities or elective)||
*ESL 67 Practical Writing (CCSF GE Area A, CSU as elective)
*ESL 95 Editing & Grammar Review
* = degree applicable
We also offer degree applicable and CSU-transferable elective courses pertaining to Guided Pathways ESL Milestone Certificates of Achievement in Business, Child Development and Math.