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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
I do not have a student ID

Apply for credit classes
or
Apply for noncredit classes
Noncredit classes are free and beginning level.

Why study English at Laney College? 

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 at all different levels:

From beginning, non-credit classes to credit, advanced classes to prepare you for university or for professional life.

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

Because of the virus, all of our classes in Summer and Fall 2020 are online. However,  a lot of our teachers will meet you and teach you with Zoom and videos on schedule, so you will almost feel like you’re in the classroom at Laney. There are also classes that are 100% on your own time.  

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 noncredit and credit courses here.
Do you want to take free, noncredit classes? Apply for noncredit classes here.
Do you want to take credit classes? Apply to the college here.

If you are ready to take credit classes, you can

  1. Find out more about our program
  2. Learn more about what you will read, write, and study in different levels of classes
  3. Choose a level of classes that is right for you
  4. Sign up for classes!

Confused or Need help? 

Contact the ESOL department Chairperson:
Barbara Yasue
Office: T-412,  email: byasue@peralta.edu,  phone: 510-464-3370