ESL - Signing up for Classes

Getting Started: How Do I Sign Up for ESL Classes?

  1. Apply  Click on New Student -or- Returning Student  (Skip this step if you took classes at Saddleback or IVC last semester.)
  2. Determine your ESL level
  3. Register and pay for classes
  4. Come to the 1st Day of Class

For more help with registration, go to Admissions and Records in SSC 102 during business hours or call (949) 582-4555.

For help choosing classesTalk to an ESL Counselor

WHAT IS MY ESL LEVEL?

Saddleback College ESL Self-Placement Guidelines

 

 

 Chose the box that best describes your abilities in English today:

Level and Recommended MultiSkills Classes

You can also register for:

1

  • I can write some sentences in English with help.
  • I can read some sentences in English, but I don’t know all the words.
  • I can understand a little if people speak English very slowly.
  • I can’t always say what I want to say in English.

Low Beginning

ESL 320: Beginning MultiSkills 1

ESL 322: Beginning Conversation

ESL 323: Beginning Pronunciation

 

2

  • I can write a paragraph in English with help.
  • I can read a short paragraph in English and understand most of the words.
  • I can understand conversations in English, but sometimes I can’t understand everything.

High Beginning

ESL 321: Beginning MultiSkills 2

ESL 322: Beginning Conversation

ESL 323: Beginning Pronunciation

ESL 325: Beginning Reading and Writing

3

  • I can write several paragraphs in formal English with some help. 
  • I can read short articles in English with dictionary help.
  • I can speak English, but often can’t say what I want to say in English, especially about serious topics.

Low Intermediate

ESL 330: Intermediate MultiSkills 1

ESL 332: Intermediate Conversation

ESL 333: Intermediate Pronunciation

ESL 335: Intermediate Writing 1

4

● I can write 1-2 pages in formal English with some help. 

● I can read short college-level texts in English with dictionary help.

● I can communicate in English but sometimes can’t say what I want to say in English.

High Intermediate

ESL 331: Intermediate MultiSkills 2

ESL 332: Intermediate Conversation

ESL 333: Intermediate Pronunciation

ESL 335: Intermediate Writing 1

ESL 336: Intermediate Writing 2

5

● I can write 1-2 pages in formal English with a little help. 

● I can read college-level texts in English with some dictionary help.

● I can communicate well in English but occasionally can’t express myself in English.

Low Advanced

ESL 340: Advanced MultiSkills 1

ESL 342: Advanced Conversation

ESL 343: Advanced Pronunciation

ESL 344: Idioms and Expressions

ESL 345: Advanced Writing 1

ESL 346: Advanced Writing for Work

ESL 347: Advanced Grammar Review

6

● I can write 2-3 pages in formal English with little or no help.

● I can read college-level texts in English with little or no dictionary help.

● I can communicate in English almost as well as in my native language.

High Advanced

ESL 80 (credit) or ESL 380 (non-credit): Advanced Academic Writing 1

 

ESL 90 (credit) or ESL 390 (non-credit): Advanced Academic Writing 2

 

ESL 354: Advanced Vocabulary

ESL 355: American Literature for ESL

ESL 356: Academic Success Strategies

ESL 357: Grammar Review for College

ESL 358: Listening and Note-Taking

ESL 359: American Language and Culture through Film

TALK TO AN ESL COUNSELOR


ESL Counselors can help you choose the best classes for you. Call (949)582-4572 or email: 

REGISTER

Register and Pay for Classes

Log onto your MySite account.

  • Click on "My Classes" (on the top) and a new menu will open beneath it.
  • Click on "Add/Drop Classes".
  • Follow these steps:
    1. Choose the semester you are registering for. 
      • Click "Add/Drop Classes."
    2. Check to make sure your personal information is correct. Click "Next".
      • If the "Update Records" screen comes up again, answer all the questions that have a red asterisk *Look at the top of the page to see what questions you still have to answer.
    3. You will see a screen that looks like this:

  1. To Add a class:
    • Enter the Ticket Number for the class and click Add Class.
      • The ticket number if on the Schedule of Classes.
    • You will see the class listed under the Your Classes. You can add more classes if you want.
    • When all the classes you want to add are under Your Classes, click Next.
  2. The cost of your classes:
    • Health Fee: $22 - All Saddleback students pay a Health Fee for the Student Health Center.
    • ASG Stamp: $10 - optional. The ASG Stamp gives you discounts on and off campus. Select Yes or No.
    • Student Representation Fee: $2 - optional. Select Yes or No.
    • Click Next.
  3. Pay for the class and any fees.
    • Pay by credit or debit card.
    • Choose Pay Later if you don't want to pay now.
    • Click Complete Registration. You will receive a confirmation that you are registered for the class!
    • If you do not want to pay by credit or debit card, look at the Student Payment Office website for other options.
  4. Check to make sure you are registered correctly.
    • Click on "Current Classes" on the left. You will see a list of the classes you are registered for.
  5. Log off MySite after you finish.

ATTEND

Come to the First Day of Class!

  • Check your Saddleback email for announcements from your instructor.
  • Arrive early on the first day to find parking and your classroom!
  • Bring your class schedule, a pencil or pen, and paper to class on the first day.  
  • We are looking forward to seeing you!