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The objective of the Academic ESL Program is to create a seamless pathway to adequately prepare our non-credit ESL students for transitioning into postsecondary education, the workforce, or any other vocational career they choose. 

Learn  •  Apply  •  Progress  

  • ESL 704- Academic Beginning A 

First course of the academic ESL track program developing academic skills through reading short multi-sentence paragraphs supported by visual clues, writing simple sentences on one topic, grammar, listening, and speaking skills with short informational passages. Open entry/Open exit.

  • ESL 705- Academic Beginning B 

Second course of the academic ESL track program developing academic skills through reading multi-paragraph authentic and adapted texts, writing short loosely organized paragraphs from a prompt, grammar, listening, and speaking skills with short informational and narrative passages. Open entry/Open exit.

  • ESL 706- Academic Intermediate A

Third course of the academic ESL track program developing academic skills through reading one-page multi-paragraph authentic or adapted texts, writing well-developed paragraphs, grammar, listening, and speaking skills with short informational and narrative passages. Five high school elective credits may be granted if student passes the course successfully. Open entry/Open exit.

  • ESL 707- Academic Intermediate B 

Fourth course of the academic ESL track program developing academic skills through reading two-page authentic texts, writing expository essays, grammar, speaking, and listening skills with short lectures or speeches on familiar and academic topics. Five high school elective credits may be granted if student passes the course successfully. Open entry/Open exit.

  • ESL 490- Advanced Writing and Grammar Review

Provides an advanced grammar review and strengthens writing skills needed in academic settings.  This class is recommended for students who need a review before taking the SAC credit TELD test.

  • ESL 720- Transition to College 

Prepares students for transition to Santa Ana College by developing language skills, critical reasoning and thinking, academic study skills and student success strategies. Completion of Intermediate 3 is recommended. Five high school elective credits may be granted for successful completion of the class. Open entry/Open exit.

Come and be part of this adventure! 

Register today at: 

Santa Ana College Adult Education Center

1530 West 17th, Room B-8 
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 564-6173


  

New students should go to B-8 to make an appointment for an ESL Placement Test.  Tests are usually at 4:00 pm on Wednesdays at Santa Ana College (SAC) in B-30, but they may also be taken at Centennial Education Center (CEC) on other days.  For more information, visit B-8 on the SAC campus from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday.

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