English for Work

Improve Your English Language Skills

Laney College offers a certificate that will help you learn the English you need to be successful in the workplace.

Vocational English for Speakers of Other Languages (VESOL)

  • Certificate of Achievement available for credit.
  • Certificate of Competency available for FREE, non-credit.
  • Complete in 4-5 months!

In this program, you will:

  • Practice communicating with co-workers and customers,
  • Learn how to search for jobs,
  • Use technology,
  • Develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.


  • English for Job Search (ESOL 286/586)
  • English for Technology (ESOL 285/534AB)

Select one course from one of the following:

  • Business English (ESOL 283/583)
  • English for Customer Service (ESOL 287/587)
  • English for Special Purposes (ESOL 290/590)

To get started, visit the Welcome Center to enroll!