What is English as a Second Language?
The English as a Second Language Department or ESL is a specially designed program for students whose first language is not English. The program offers college level credit classes that develop English skills with second language acquisition strategies in listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. The department’s ESL classes prepare students for their personal, vocational, and academic goals, including transfer to a four-year university.
Why take ESL classes at Fullerton College?
ESL classes at Fullerton College allowed me to improve my English skills so much better. I was in a language school before transferring here, but they do not offer the writing class or academic conversation class in the school. ESL classes here gave me so many opportunities to learn English effectively and efficiently.
ESL 190 Student
I think ESL classes are good resources for foreign students because it helps them understand the beauty of English, and the students gain experiences on doing research for class essays. Moreover, students have an opportunity to read some interesting articles.
ESL 186 Student
There are a lot of classmates who come from different countries in class, and we talk to each other and learn together. In this class, not only did I learn English, but I also made friends.
ESL 83 Student
I loved everything about the ESL classes at Fullerton College. I learned a lot from my professor, and I also feel the Writing Center helps a lot.
ESL 186 Student