Laney College

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.

Summer Classes: June 13 to July 21 Mon-Thurs 9-11:50 am. See details below.   Fall Classes start August 22.  Fall Schedule is on pages 116-136.
Want more information?  We have ESOL Information Fairs coming up in August. Meet teachers, find out about classes, and get help signing up. Check back in August for more details.

ESOL 261 / 561 (noncredit) - Listening/Speaking 1 MTWTh 9:00-11:50 am

On Campus

ESOL 271 / 571 (noncredit) -

Grammar 1

MTWTh 9:00-11:50 am

Online: hours may be reduced

ESOL 272 / 572 (noncredit) -

Grammar 2

MTWTh 9:00-11:50 am

Online: hours may be reduced

ESOL 534A (noncredit) - English for Technology MWF 9:00-10:50am Late Summer: 8/2/22 to 8/19/22 + Fridays 9-10:50 during the Fall semester 8/2622 to 10/07/22
ESOL 541A (noncredit) - Bridge to Credit I (Basic English) MTW 9:00-11:30, Th 9:00-10:50 On Campus + online independent work


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:

For all other questions about the Laney ESOL department, contact
David Mitchell
ESOL Department Chair