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East Los Angeles College

ESL Club

Vision Statement:

The ESL Club was created by Professor Dahi and a few motivated ESL students in the summer of 2008 and the idea was to provide ESL students a safe environment to express themselves and interact with others while feeling comfortable and at home on campus. As a result, they can enrich their college experience and have a worldly view. The friends they make will eventually become as a second family to them, which will give them a sense of belonging. We also wanted to provide students with opportunities to meet new people from other clubs, exchange ideas and learn from each other. We believe that this club gives students access to many resources on campus as well as off campus via scheduled field trips or other outside activities.


ESL CLUB Certificate Ceremony (2012) ESL CLUB Certificate Ceremony (2012)


The club represents all current and former ESL students and helps them learn more about American pop culture and many other cultures. By being exposed to others’ ideas, cultures, traditions, values and morals, students will gain a wealth of knowledge that they might otherwise be missing out on. A last thing that this club provides is the opportunity to students to raise money for scholarships to help ESL students continue their educational goals at ELAC and beyond.


Join the ESL Club!

If you are an ESL or International student, then our club is for YOU!

ESL CLUB at Sea World – San Diego (2012)

  • Why should I join?

    You can meet new people, prac-tice your English, learn about your campus, be a more active student and have fun!

  • How can I join?

    You need to be a paid ASU student, and then you can join any club on campus. You can get the ASU sticker at the Fiscal Office at E1 building.

  • How can I be involved?

    You can come to our weekly Tuesday meetings from 12:00-1:30pm in E3-321 and learn about the club, instructors, classes, financial aid, on/off campus activities and more.

  • How can I volunteer?

    You can volunteer at fundraising events, help with posters, distribute flyers, etc.

  • Who can I contact for more information?

    Contact Professor Maria Betancourt (Club Advisor) at

    Contact Professor Jenell Rae (Club Co-advisor) at


E-mail us at: or visit our page at


Recommendation letters, certificates for volunteers and extra credit points in some ESL classes.
(Talk to your instructor.)