English as a Second Language (ESL) Opportunities
Alamo Colleges provide many opportunities for non-native speakers of English to
learn or improve English in order to obtain jobs, communicate more skillfully
with co-workers, gain more confidence in everyday situations or prepare for
college-level classes. The classes are
affordable and effective. Continuing education ESL classes are available from
beginning through advanced courses. Students may also enroll in a credit academic ESL program to qualify for college-level courses.
Northeast Lakeview College Workforce Development
and Community Education
provide noncredit education for the public. No formal entrance requirements are
Northwest Vista College ESL Home (Continuing Education)
English as a Second Language (ESL) at Northwest Vista College, where we create
opportunities for success by providing quality learning and enrichment
experiences to meet the various needs of students of limited English
proficiency. The program offers English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum
that includes Grammar, Conversation, Reading and Writing.
Palo Alto College Continuing Education
courses are for non-native speakers of English who have limited or no English
language skills and who are 17 years or older. Our classes have a
student-centered approach with small class size. Course includes communication
skills for the workplace with emphasis on basic grammar, writing, vocabulary,
reading, speaking and listening skills.
St. Philip’s College English as a Second Language
than blending students of various skill levels in one class, we place students
in our classes as a result of their ESL ACCUPLACER placement exam scores. This
results in classes that are better-targeted to their respective students. Our
patient but challenging instructors then work with students in the classroom
setting to help them reach their language goals.
The Center for English
Language Learning@San Antonio College (CELL@SAC) (***Look for the new CELL@SAC web site: January 2014).
offers: (1) a credit academic ESL program, which consists of ESL classes for academics (ESLA) and
English for Academic Purposes (ENGA) courses; and (2) non-credit continuing education (CE) English
as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
(1) The credit academic English as a
Second Language program (ESLA and ENGA) at San Antonio College:
academic ESLA and ENGA program offers intensive, comprehensive and challenging
courses for (1) students from around the
world with F-1 student visas and
(2) non-native speakers of English who are
residents and want to prepare for college-level classes. The ESLA courses
include listening and speaking, writing, grammar and reading and vocabulary. Advanced ESLA students take the college
placement exam (TSI), finish ESLA
and then enroll in the ENGA courses. After they complete ENGA, they qualify for college-level
classes at the Alamo Colleges and often apply to four-year colleges and
(2) Continuing Education ESL Classes at San Antonio College
The non-credit continuing education English as
a Second Language (ESL) classes at San Antonio
College provide intensive, beginning through advanced ESL classes in 8-week courses.
The courses include speaking and listening,
writing, grammar and reading and vocabulary. ESL students who want to transition to the
credit ESLA or ENGA courses must
complete the Alamo College application (Apply Texas).