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Overview

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program at Cañada College prepares students from around the world to reach their academic, vocational and personal goals.

Our ESL students have access to all college programs and services, including placement testing, counseling, registration assistance, and academic instruction.

Pathways for ESL students

New Opportunities for ESL Students! 

  • Take Computer Business Office Technology (CBOT) courses to improve your computer skills.
  • Study Early Childhood Education (ECE) while improving your English skills.
  • Take the Math Placement Test and begin taking Math Courses.
  • Learn Library research skills while writing essays.
  • Enroll into Word Jam and Math Jam offered January and August.

 

NEW STUDENTS - Five Quick Steps to Success

  1. Complete the Cañada College Application. For questions about the application, please contact Diana Espinoza-Osuna, ESL Department Retention Specialist at (650) 306-3388.   When the application is accepted, you will receive a student identification number (G-number).
  2. Take the placement test.  You will need your G-number.  Click here for information about the placement test.
  3. Meet with a counselor to discuss your test results and get help with your academic planning. To make an appointment, please call the Counseling Center at (650) 306-3452
  4. Register for classes: Click here for the current class schedule.
  5. Begin attending classes! Check the semester schedule and mark your calendar for the first day of class. Make time to meet your professor and fellow classmates and buy your books at the college bookstore.

RETURNING/CONTINUING STUDENTS

If you took ESL classes at Cañada College before Fall 2010,  click here to see ESL course comparisons. 

  1. Complete the Cañada College Application. For questions about the application, please contact Diana Espinoza-Osuna, ESL Department Retention Specialist at (650) 306-3388. When the application is accepted, you will receive a student identification number (G-number).
  2. Take the placement test.  You will need your G-number. More information about the placement test.
  3. Meet with a counselor to discuss your test results and get help with your academic planning. To make an appointment, please call the Counseling Center at (650) 306-3452
  4. Register for classes. The current class schedule is available at: https://websmart.smccd.edu/webschedule/default.php
  5. Begin attending classes! Check the semester schedule and mark your calendar for the first day of class. Make time to meet your professor and fellow classmates and buy your books at the college bookstore.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students completing this program will be able to:

  • Produce and interpret oral and written English at an advanced level in order to successfully enter academic or career pathways.
  • Use academic and study skills to succeed at the transfer level.
  • Use technology and information competency skills to succeed at the transfer level.
  • Develop a Student Educational Plan by identifying and assessing educational opportunities at Cañada College.

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