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English as a Second Language Center

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The ESL (English as a Second Language) Center is a place where you can go to improve your English skills by studying by yourself or in small groups. You work with instructors and tutors to improve the English skills you choose. You can practice grammar, speaking and listening, and reading and writing in English. Attendance times and days are flexible, which means you can attend and work in the ESL Center when you have time and while it is open. Remember- you don't need to be enrolled in any other ESL classes to work in the ESL Lab. If you enroll in an ESL Lab class, ESL Center faculty and staff will help you create a personalized study plan to improve your English skills.

During the semester, the ESL Center Help Room is open in Zoom:

Monday-Thursday from 8:00am – 7:00pm
Fridays from 8:00am - 12:30pm

If you have questions or need work checked, you join the ESL Center Help Room in Zoom from Canvas or from this webpage to talk to an instructor or tutor.

Contact ESL Center

Dean: Dr. Nicole Porter
Coordinator: Sanda Valcu
Phone: (916) 484-8919


Monday thru Thursday:
8:00am to 7:15pm
8:00am to 12:35pm