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English for Second Language Learners

ESLL For-Credit Program

Foothill College offers five levels of academic English for non-native speakers, including for-credit and non-credit classes.

Our three levels of for-credit courses (3-5) are for students who wish to complete a two-year degree or vocational certificate at Foothill College or to transfer to a four-year college or university.

How to Register

  • See our ESLL core course sequence below for ESLL for-credit courses, levels and descriptions.
  • View our the ESLL class schedule to see the days and times for the current quarter.
  • Enrollment in these courses requires registration fees. See steps to register for classes.

ESLL Core Course Sequence

See course catalog for descriptions with links to currently scheduled classes.

LEVEL COURSE ID & DESCRIPTION
5

ESLL 125 Composition & Reading
and
ESLL 249 Advanced Reading 

Sequence Requirement: Level 5 core courses may be taken concurrently. Download the ESLL FAQs (PDF) if you have already completed ESLL 125.

NOTE: After successfully completing ESLL 125 and ESLL 249, you are eligible to register for ENGL 1A.

4

ESLL 236 Advanced Grammar
and
ESLL 237 Basic Composition Skills

Sequence Requirement: Level 4 core courses may be taken concurrently. Both classes must be completed and successfully passed before moving to the next level

3

ESLL 226 High-Intermediate Grammar
and
ESLL 227 High-Intermediate Reading Skills

Sequence Requirement: Level 3 core courses may be taken concurrently. Both classes must be completed and successfully passed before moving to the next level.

 

ESLL Support Courses

Sequence Requirement

These courses are designed to support students taking ESLL 237, 25, 26 or English 1A or English 1B. Support courses are not required to be taken in sequence.

See course catalog for descriptions with links to currently scheduled classes.

LEVEL COURSE ID & DESCRIPTION
5 ESLL 248 Advanced Grammar Review
4 ESLL 235 Listening/Speaking for Academic Purposes
3 ESLL 228 Developing Language Skills for International Students

 

ESLL Non-Credit Courses

Our two levels of non-credit courses (1-2) are for students who want to improve their basic speaking, listening and grammar skills.

See our noncredit courses if you do not think you are ready for credit level courses.


Schedule Assessment Tests

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Questions?
We're Here to Help!

David McCormick,  ESLL

 650.949.7556


mccormickdavid@fhda.edu


 Office 6010

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