English Department - ELAC Students represent for English as a Second Language

Are you a multi-lingual student? Do you send text messages and communicate in a language other than English? Does your academic plan include transfer to a university? The ESL program at East L.A. College offers credit courses, designed for English Language Learners. Our aim is to help international students and residents of Los Angeles from diverse language and cultural backgrounds achieve their academic and career goals by giving them a solid foundation in academic English skills with the opportunity of gaining UC and CSU transferable units. We offer six-unit classes (3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, and 8), which focus on writing, grammar, and reading; three-unit classes (3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 7B) for reading and vocabulary skills; and three-unit classes (3C, 4C, 5C, 6C), with an emphasis on conversation and listening comprehension. Enroll in the ESL program at ELAC to build your English fluency for academic purposes and career potential for life in the United States.


Please click below for a closer look at our ESL course sequence:

ELAC Credit E.S.L. Program Flowchart

 Click here to find out how to take the online placement test for ESL!

E.S.L. Writing Classes Summer 2022

 We offer free tutoring for ESL! Click here to visit our language lab