English as a Second Language Center
The ESL (English as a Second Language) Center is designed for ESL students who would like to improve their English skills.
Attendance times and days are flexible (you can attend and work in the ESL Center when you have time and while it is open). Enrollment in another ESL course at the same time is not required.
At all levels, students can choose from reading, vocabulary improvement, grammar help, speaking and listening practice, cultural information... there are many things to choose from!
You will be able to work independently on a variety of skill areas that you choose and get help from our instructors and tutors. Study materials are available for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The ESL Center also offers computer-based modules, small group conversation practice, and multimedia courses if you want to practice all of your English language skills together.
If you are an international student seeking information on attending American River College, please visit the International Students website.
The ESL lab is flexible for you. How to register
ESL 34, ESL 44, ESL 54 and ESL 94.
You may register for up to 1.5 units at each course level. This means that over different semesters you may take up to 6 units at the ESL Center.
You can register between .5 unit and 1.5 units for each course level.
Each .5 unit should take between 18 - 27 hours of work in the ESL Center.
It doesn't matter which course you register for. You can come to the ESL Center before your other classes, after your other classes, in between your other classes, before or after work, when you have some free time.... You can come to the ESL Center at any time.
Register in ESL 34: If you have passed any ESL 20 (W20, R20 or L20) or higher course, or you were placed higher than level 20 on your assessment test.
Register in ESL 44: If you have passed any ESL 30 (W30, R30 or L30) or higher course, or you were placed higher than level 30 on your assessment test.
Register in ESL 54: If you have passed any ESL 40 (W40, R40 or L40) or higher course, or you were placed higher than level 40 on your assessment test.
Register in ESL 94: If you have passed any ESL 50 (W50, R50, L30 or G50) or higher course, or you were placed higher than level 50 on your assessment test.
No. You can register up to week 10, but you will need to come to the ESL Center to register. We strongly recommend registering (and attending) the ESL Center courses during the beginning of the semester. (Don't wait!)
Contact ESL Center
Monday thru Thursday:
8:00am to 7:15pm
8:00am to 12:35pm
Learning Resource Center