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St. Philip's College
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English as a Second Language (ESL) Opportunities 

The 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 

We provide noncredit education for the public. No formal entrance requirements are needed.

Northwest Vista College ESL Home (Continuing Education) 

Learn 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 

ESL 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  

Rather 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).  

CELL@SAC 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:

The credit 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 universities. 

                 (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).