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ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

I want to take ESOL classes at Laney College

Why study English at Laney College? 

We have classes at all different levels, from Basic English to Advanced, and they are all offered for either credit or non-credit (free).

We have a lot of different classes: 
English for the University
Prepare to transfer to a 4-year university

English for Work
Learn to talk and communicate with customers, supervisors and employers.  Also learn how to get a new job.

English for Family, Fun and Life
Help important people in your life, discover the world around you and become an independent learner.

We have classes morning, afternoon, evening or 100% on your own time: 

We now have classes online and in the classroom.

It’s not too late to add Spring Classes–by January 30: No permission necessary!–by February 6: add with instructor’s permission
New Class starting February 14: Grammar 1 MW 10-12:15 online

 

 

Reading and Writing 1 - ESOL 251A / 251B / 511 (NOCR)
21763 / 21791 / 23375 M 6:00PM - 8:50PM
21764 / 21792 / 23376 T 9:00AM - 11:50AM
21765 / 21793 / 23377 T 1:30PM - 4:20PM
21800 / 21801 / 23378 M 9:00AM - 10:50AM
Reading and Writing 2 - ESOL 252A / 252B / 512 (NOCR)
21749 / 21777 / 23379 T 6:00PM - 7:50PM
21750 / 21778 / 23380 W 1:30-4:20 PM
21751 / 21779 / 23381 T 9:30-10:45 AM
21981 / 23707 / 23382 T 1:30-3:20 PM
Reading and Writing 3 - ESOL 253 / 513 (NOCR)
22070 / 23383 W 6:00PM - 7:50PM
22071 / 23384 M 1:30PM - 3:20PM
Advanced Reading and Writing - ESOL 52 / 552 (NOCR)
21768 / 23387 100% YOUR TIME
21770 / 23388 M 9:00AM - 10:50AM
Listening and Speaking 1 - ESOL 261A / 261B / 561 (NOCR)
21758 / 21786 / 23496 M 8:00AM - 9:50AM
21759 / 21787 / 23497 W 6:00PM - 7:50PM
21798 / 21799 / 23498 T 10:00AM - 11:50AM
Listening and Speaking 2 - ESOL 262A / 262B / 562 (NOCR)
21752 / 21780 / 23499 MW 10:00AM - 11:50AM
21754 / 21782 / 23501 T 8:00AM - 9:50AM
21755 / 21783 / 23502 T 1:30PM - 3:20PM
Listening and Speaking 3 - ESOL 263A / 263B / 563 (NOCR)
21756 / 21784 / 23503 M 10:00AM - 11:50 AM
21757 / 21785 / 23504 T 10:00AM - 11:50AM
Advanced Listening and Speaking - ESOL 50A / 550 (NOCR)
21741 / 23386 W 12-2:30 PM
Grammar 1 - ESOL 271A / 271B / 571 (NOCR)
21760 / 21788 / 23505 MW 10:00AM - 11:50AM
21761 / 21789 / 23506 T 1:30PM - 3:20PM
21762 / 212790 / 23507 T 6:00PM - 7:50PM
23806 / 23807 / 23508 T 10:00 - 11:50AM
Grammar 2 - ESOL 272A / 272B / 572 (NOCR)
21744 / 21771 / 23509 M 10:00AM - 11:50AM
21745 / 21772 / 23510 T 1:30PM - 3:20PM
21746 / 21773 / 23511 T 6:00PM - 7:50PM
21747 / 21774 / 23512 M 1:30PM - 3:20PM
Grammar 3 - ESOL 273A / 273B / 573 (NOCR)
21766 / 21775 / 23513 M 10:00AM-11:50AM
21794 / 21795 / 23514 Th 6:00PM - 7:50PM
23365 / 23366 / 23515 T 1:30PM - 3:20PM
Grammar 4 - ESOL 274A / 274B / 574 (NOCR)
21748 / 21776 / 23516 W 10:00AM - 11:50AM
21796 / 21797 / 23517 T 1:30PM-3:20 PM
Basic English - Level I - ESOL 541A (NOCR)
22928 TF 10AM-12:15PM, Th 10-11:50AM (1/24-3/18)
22933 TF 10AM-12:15PM, Th 10-11:50AM (3/21-5/20)
Basic English - Level II - ESOL 541B (NOCR)
23851 MTh 9:00AM-11:20AM, W9-10:50 (1/24-3/18)
22929 MTh 9:00AM-11:20AM, W9-10:50 (3/21-5/20)
23995 TTh 6-8:50PM (1/24-5/20)
Basic English - Level III - ESOL 541C (NOCR)
22935 MWF 9:00AM - 10:50AM (1/24-3/18)
Basic English - Level IV - ESOL 541D (NOCR)
22936 MWF 9:00AM - 10:50AM (3/21-5/20)
College Ready Skills - ESOL 295A / 295B / 595A (NOCR) / 595B (NOCR)
22074, 22075 / 22274,22275 Fr 12:00PM - 2PM (1/24-3/18)
23018,23019 / 23020,23021 Fr 12:00PM - 2PM (1/24-3/18) (NOCR)
22301,22302 / 22276, 22277 Fr 12:00PM - 2PM (3/21-5/20)
23035,23036 / 23037,23038 Fr 12:00PM - 2PM (3/21-5/20) (NOCR)
College Ready Skills - ESOL 295C / 295D / 595C (NOCR) / 595D (NOCR)
22299,22300 /23367, 23368 Fr 12:00PM - 2:00PM (1/23-3/18)
23037,23038 / 23371,23372 Fr 12:00PM - 2:00PM (1/23-3/18) (NOCR)
22276, 22277 / 23369, 23370 Fr 12:00PM - 2:00PM (3/21-5/20)
23046,23047 / 23373, 23374 Fr 12:00PM - 2:00PM (3/21-5/20) (NOCR)
English for Technology 1 - ESOL 534A (NOCR)
 22934 MWFr 9:00AM-10:50AM (1/04-1/21) F( 1/28-3/11)
Business English - ESOL 283 / 583
22240 / 23518 Th 10:00AM - 11:15AM
English for Job Search - ESOL 286 / 586 (NOCR)
21743 / 23519 100% YOUR TIME
ESOL for Customer Service - ESOL 287 / 587 (NOCR)
21742 / 23520 W 10:00AM - 11:15AM
22073 / 23521 Th 6:00PM - 6:50PM
Intermediate Reading & Writing Workshop - ESOL 257C / 557C (NOCR)
22186, 22187 Fr 10-11:30 (1/24-3/18)
23389,23390  Fr 10-11:30 (1/24-3/18) (NOCR)
Intermediate Reading & Writing Workshop - ESOL 257D / 557D (NOCR)
22190, 22191 Fr 10-11:30 (3/21-5/20)
23391,23392  Fr 10-11:30 (3/21-5/20) (NOCR)
Advanced Reading and Writing Workshop - ESOL 259A / 559A (NOCR)
23357, 23358  Fr 10-11:30 (1/24-3/18)
23393, 23394  Fr 10-11:30 (1/24-3/18) (NOCR)
Advanced Reading and Writing Workshop - ESOL 259B / 559B (NOCR)
23359, 23360  Fr 10-11:30 (3/21-5/20)
23395,23396   Fr 10-11:30 (3/21-5/20) (NOCR)
Advanced Reading and Writing Workshop - ESOL 259C / 559C (NOCR)
23361, 23362 Fr 10:00AM - 11:30AM (1/24-3/18)
23398, 23399   Fr 10-11:30 (1/24-3/18) (NOCR)
Advanced Reading and Writing Workshop - ESOL 259D / 559D (NOCR)
23363, 23364  Fr 10-11:30 (3/21-5/20)
23399,23400  Fr 10-11:30 (3/21-5/20) (NOCR)

Who can study English at Laney College? 

Anyone can.  We have students from all around the world. Some have recently arrived, some international students stay for a short time, and some students have lived here for a long time. They are from ages 16 to 96!

How do I get started? 

Find out more about our courses here.
Do you want to take free, Basic English classes? Apply for Basic English classes.
Do you want to take college-level classes? Apply to the college here.

If you are ready to take credit classes, you can find your level in our

Guided Self-Placement

Need help with your application and getting a student ID? 
Email the Laney ESOL Coach: laneyesol@peralta.edu.

For all other questions about the Laney ESOL department, contact
David Mitchell
ESOL Department Chair
Email: djmitchell@peralta.edu