The ESL Department at Laney provides the foundation skills in English for a large percentage of the community, addressing the needs of immigrants who arrive in the Bay Area, international students, and multilingual students who have received most of their education in the U.S. (Generation 1.5). The department supports the individual learning of each student to improve his/her ability to speak and understand both oral and written English; to develop reading, writing, and critical thinking skills; and to appreciate and be successful in an American cultural environment.
The accelerated ESL core curriculum, developed by the Peralta ESL Advisory Council (PEAC), allows students to succeed at a rate that works for their level of proficiency. Read more…
Welcome to the English as a Second Language Department!
Barbara Yasue, ESL Department Chairperson
Office: T-412, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 510-464-3370
ENGLISH FOR WORK!
Gain opportunities for success and access to over 20 vocational programs.
ENGLISH FOR SCHOOL!
Prepare to transfer to a 4-year university.
ENGLISH FOR FAMILY!
Help the important people in your life.
ENGLISH FOR FUN!
Interact with the world around you.
ENGLISH FOR LIFE!
Become an independent learner.