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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ESL Spotlight

Maria Ayala
ESL Student

"Deciding to go back to school to learn English and obtain my GED has been one of the most important decisions I ever made. My credit ESL instructors guided and helped me to adjust to my new life as a student. They understood me as a student and as a person. Being a full-time worker, a full-time student, and a mother of three was not easy, but my instructors encouraged me to keep going. They spent time with me revising my writing and giving me feedback to improve my English, even after class time. They made me feel welcome and proud of being a student later in life. Now, I am a Hancock graduate with three AAs and am currently attending Cal Poly. I'm here because my instructors encouraged me to never give up. My ESL instructors believed in me even before I started believing in myself. It has been a long and not so easy road but I now know that I can reach all my goals."

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