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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.

  All classes are FREE this semester!

New classes start in January

Check back for more information about registering soon.

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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
Steven Zetlan
ESOL Department Chair
Email: szetlan@peralta.edu