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English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL Center

Welcome! Sharpen your ESL skills in a quiet and friendly environment.

In the ESL Center, you can fulfill the requirements of your ESL class or enroll in an independent, lab‑only course to improve your reading, vocabulary, listening and speaking, and/or writing skills.

You can:

  • Develop your vocabulary
  • Improve your reading rate
  • Deepen your comprehension of textbook material
  • Practice pronunciation
  • Practice conversation with ESL teachers and native and multilingual speakers
  • Improve note-taking and listening skills
  • Learn about grammar
  • Practice and improve your writing skills

The ESL Center is staffed by instructors and instructional aides, so you can get personalized attention. Materials are provided to assist your instruction.

Contact Us

Araceli Arias
North Hall Building 18, Room 101
(650) 574-6437


Day Time Modality
Mon 8:30 am - 6:30 pm In Person
Tue 8:30 am - 6:30 pm In Person
Wed 8:30 am - 6:30 pm In Person
Thu 8:30 am - 6:30 pm In Person
Fri 8:30 am - 2:00 pm In Person
Sat 9:30 am - 1:00 pm Virtual

Student Employment

ESL Center Student Assistant Job Description

Student assistants are often the first line of help for students when they have questions about ESL Center activities, the ESL Department, and/or the College. Click on the link above for a detailed description of the job and its qualifications.

How to Apply

Read the full job description linked above and then contact or visit the ESL Center to request an application.

Final Exams
December 10-16, 2023
Winter Recess
December 22 – January 1
Spring Classes Begin
January 16, 2024
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