Welcome ESL Students!
If you are an English language learner, who is interested in improving your skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English, our non-credit ESL courses are a great option for you.
It is easy to get started as our program provides:
Open enrollment -You can start anytime .
Help with registration – If you haven’t enrolled at the college or registered for a class yet, your instructor can enroll and/or register you – email “I want to register” to firstname.lastname@example.org
A welcoming environment for non-residents- Legal residency is not a requirement to take ESL non-credit courses.
- Affordable courses- There is no tuition cost for non-credit courses. You will pay only $32.00 in college fees (some of which can be waived). The fees can be collected by your instructor and in some cases, the fees may even be covered by a 3 rd party such as ATCAA.
- Helpful Instructors- The ESL classes here at Columbia are multi-level and multi-skills – all levels (A, B, C, D, E) - and cover all language skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing. Your instructor will help determine which ESL section you should enroll in (see descriptions below).
How to find available courses
You can find a current schedule of ESL classes here.
To find an ESL course use the College’s class search tool: https://myapps.yosemite.edu/ccClassSearch/
Select “ENGL: CC English” and then click the submit button
The class search results will provide a list of all English courses available at Columbia College.
Scroll to end of this list to view the available ESL courses (listed as CENGL-705, A-E).