Ocean Campus - Marianne Etlinger, ESL Coordinator

Batmale Hall

City College of San Francisco

Ocean Campus
50 Frida Kahlo Way
San Francisco, CA 94112

ESL Office
Batmale Hall, Room 516

Marianne Etlinger

ESL Coordinator
Marianne Etlinger

 

Batmale Hall, Room 366
Phone number: 415-239-3405
Fax number: 415-239-3668
E-mail: metlinger@ccsf.edu

Ocean Campus is the main location for college credit ESL classes at City College, with approximately 220 sections of courses offered each semester, taught by about 80 instructors with about 4,000 students enrolled. Classes are offered from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays.

Besides the full range of academic writing and reading course levels, popular elective courses include ESL 49 (intensive pronunciation); ESL 66 (advanced academic listening and reading); ESL 69 (accent improvement - a nine-week course for advanced students to reduce their accent); ESL 75 (intermediate editing and grammar review); ESL 85 (advanced editing and grammar review); ESL 79 (advanced speaking/pronunciation - public speaking and communication skills).

Free tuition is available for City College students who have established California residency and live in San Francisco. Students apply for Free City by completing the one-page Free City Application which is included as a screen within the online registration process. After registering, we encourage you to complete either a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act Application. FreeCity is now offered all year around.


After getting certificates and college degrees from City College, many Credit ESL students continue with their studies by transferring to universities such as San Francisco State and UC Berkeley.

The Ocean Campus offers many kinds of support for students taking credit classes: complete counseling services, university-size library and Learning Assistance Center, Student Health Center, Scholarship and Financial Aid offices, Transfer Center, and Career/Placement Center. Foreign students have their own counselors. Of course, students can also choose from hundreds of courses and sections in other subjects at the Ocean Campus while taking ESL classes.

For more information, contact:

Marianne Etlinger, ESL Coordinator
Batmale Hall 516, Box 302
50 Frida Kahlo Way
San Francisco, CA 94112

Phone: 415-239-3405
e-mail: metlinger@ccsf.edu

Or contact the ESL Department desk on the sixth floor of Batmale Hall, Room 616 at the Ocean Campus.
Phone: 415-239-3003

International students (F-1 visa) should also contact the Office of International Programs at 415-239-3895
http://www.ccsf.edu/international

 

 

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