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

  Spring Flex II Session 2023
(March 20 – May 11, 2023)
Summer Session 2023
(June 05 – July 27, 2023)
Application Deadline March 03, 2023 May 19, 2023
Registration deadline March 07, 2023 May 23, 2023
Classes begin March 20, 2023 June 5, 2023
Classes end May 11, 2023 July 27, 2023
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Contact Information: 

Ozuna Library and Learning Center (OZU 136)



Hours of Operation

8 a.m.– 12 p.m.
and 1–5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.