Noncredit ESL

English as a Second Language Program


English as a Second Language (ESL) courses address language skills development in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as communication skills for real-life situations. Classes include Spanish Literacy and beginning to advanced levels. The ESL program consists of three semester sessions per year. These classes are offered at no charge.


Monday - Thursday,  8:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Building S
Community Education
1-805-922-6966, ext. 3299

Inglés como segundo idioma


El programa de clases de inglés como segundo idioma (ESL) consiste de tres sesiones por año. En estos cursos se desarrollan habilidades del lenguaje en diferentes áreas como: pronunciación, lectura, escritura, y comunicación basada en situaciones de la vida diaria. Las clases incluyen Alfabetización en Español, y niveles de principiante a avanzado. Estas clases se ofrecen gratuitamente.


Lunes a jueves 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; viernes 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Edificio S
Educación Comunitaria
1-805-922-6966, ext. 3299


Andria Keiser

Assistant Professor / Faculty Coordinator

Rosa Olmedo     
Coordinator / Outreach          

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Rie Walden

Rie Walden
UCSB Transfer Student

I moved to the United States in 2012. My English was very limited, so I decided to enroll in noncredit ESL courses in the summer of that same year. By fall of 2013 after hard work and dedication, I was ready to transition to credit ESL. The sooner I started credit ESL the better, but as a new California resident the tuition was more expensive since I had to pay out of state tuition, so I decided to wait for a year to attend credit class at AHC. AHC has great student support programs that I utilized; for example, AIM, EOPS, CAN/TRIO, and the Tutorial Center. I recommend everyone to take advantage of these services and to ask for help from your instructors when needed.

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