English as a Second Language (ESL) Department

Chin Lam redman email icon
Chair, ESL Department
Office: BGS 302
Phone: (949) 582-4811
Email Address: clam@saddleback.edu
Stevie Daniels redman email icon
Coordinator, ESL Lab Services
Office: BGS 102
Phone: (949) 582-4498
Email Address: sdaniels@saddleback.edu

The ESL Department has many English as A Second Language courses for non-native speakers. Our classes are for those who plan to take college classes and also for those who want to improve their English ability.

We offer classes at the beginning, intermediate, advanced, and college level.  Our unique curriculum allows you to create a program that meets your needs. We offer Multiskills courses which work on all language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) at beginning, intermediate and We offer Multiskills courses which work on all advanced levels.

We also offer courses that focus on writing as well as many different elective courses. These include conversation, pronunciation, grammar, listening and notetaking, American Literature, and Writing for Work.  You can always find a class or classes to meet your needs.  With careful scheduling, you can even build an intensive English program at any level by taking a combination of multiskills courses, writing courses, and electives.

Our ESL classes are different than almost every college in the state because we give you the option to take each of our classes either for credit or for 0-units (non-credit). If you take a class for non-credit your class will be completely free (except for a Health fee required by the college and books required for the class).

Our faculty consists of instructors who have acquired at least a Masters degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or a related field.  Some have a Ph.D.; others are published authors, or frequent conference presenters.  All have the desire to help you learn English and are skilled to do so.

Follow the links on the left of the page to find out more about our program and how you can join us! We look forward to seeing you in our classes!

 

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Which placement test is the right one for me?

ESL Assessment Schedule and testing information.