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 two types of courses: credit and noncredit

The credit ESL courses are designed for English langague learners who already have some ability to speak, read and understand the English language to increase their English writing skills to the basic level necessary for success in mainstream English courses. 

The noncredit ESL courses are designed for individuals who are learning English for the first time or who have had little exposure to the English language.  These courses are designed to develop students' skills in listening, reading, speaking, and basic writing in the English language. 

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