The The ESL Department has many courses for non-native English 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 Multi-skills courses which work on all language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) at beginning, intermediate and We offer Multi-skills courses which work on all advanced levels. Additionally, our Language Lab is an invaluable complement to enriching the ESL curriculum for greater learning, as well as answering frequently asked questions regarding any prerequisite clearances and corequisite concerns; please visit the webpage for more information!
We also offer courses that focus on writing as well as many different elective courses, including Conversation, Pronunciation, Grammar, Listening and Note-taking, 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 multi-skills 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, then your class will be completely free (except for a Health fee, required by the college, as well as materials that the course may require). Students who wish to enroll in ESL courses must complete testing at Saddleback College; other college test results are not accepted. Please refer to the file below for information regarding ESL assessment scheduling and testing information.
ESL Assessment Schedule & Testing Information
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. Others may also be published authors, have acquired a Ph.D. in the field, or frequently present at conferences; all have the desire to help you learn English and have the resources and passion to do so!
ESL Career Flyer
With experienced teachers, exciting and informative classes, and skills to help you expand your work and personal opportunities, ESL provides a supportive place for you to grow linguistically and culturally, learning from others as much as they will learn from you. Please contact Stevie Daniels, whose email is given below, for more information. ESL Career Flyer
ESL Department Chair
ESL Lab Services Coordinator
Office: BGS 102
Phone: (949) 582 - 4498