English as a Second Language (ESL)

Individuals with limited English knowledge may face many challenges, but the ESL program at Palo Alto College offers the opportunity to learn English and get ahead in your career.

Our eight-week ESL classes allow students to progress to the skill level they want to achieve. All incoming students will be assessed on their current knowledge of the English language and be placed in one of five levels—from basic to level 4.

Each level includes four skills-focused areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Along with integrated grammar and vocabulary skills, the standards-based focus empowers students to build upon sequential background knowledge aligned with unique activities, self-assessments, reviews and tests for each unit being covered.

Important Dates

  Summer Session 2022
(June 7 -July 28, 2022)
Application Deadline May 27, 2022
Registration deadline May 30, 2022
Classes begin June 6, 2022
Classes end July 28, 2022
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Contact Information: 

Ozuna Library and Learning Center (OZU 136)



The  office will be closed until Monday, June 6.  We will respond to emails and voicemails at that time.  Those wanting to enroll in GED or ESL classes will be registered for August classes.  Thank you.

Hours of Operation

8 a.m.–noon
and 12:30–5:30 p.m.