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English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The ESL program at San Bernardino Valley College is designed for individuals whose first language is not English and who have not yet acquired the English skills necessary to succeed in an English speaking workplace or in college level classes.  The program consists of five courses that focus on preparing students to speak, read and write English at a level that will lead to successful occupational and academic experiences. 

The ESL courses are intended to bring the students' level of English up to the basic level necessary for success in mainstream English courses.  Students must be able to speak and understand some English before enrolling in credit based ESL courses.  

For more information about the ESL program, call 909-387-1617.