Program Description (ESL)
English as a Second Language classes are offered at 6 campuses and many other locations in the community. There are morning, afternoon, and evening classes at 7 different levels, from beginning to advanced. We also offer Citizenship classes, Vocational ESL classes, English for Career classes, and Transition to College classes.
For a list of current classes, click ESL Classes.
English as a Second Language: SLOs
- ESL students effectively listen to and speak with people of diverse backgrounds to fulfill communication tasks as workers, family members, community members, and/or lifelong learners.
- ESL students demonstrate appropriate reading and critical thinking skills to process information related to their roles as workers, family members, community members, and/or lifelong learners.
- ESL students demonstrate effective writing skills to fulfill writing tasks as workers, family members, community members, and/or lifelong learners.
Program Dean & Mid City Resident Site Dean
Barbara Pongsrikul, Ed.D
Mid City Campus
3792 Fairmont Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
Corinne Layton (Mid City Campus)
Assistant Program Chairs
Ann Marie Holzknecht (Cesar Chavez Campus)
Jim Brice (CE Mesa and West City Campuses)
Lydia Hammett (Mid City Campus)
Steve Gwynne (Mid City Campus)
Magdalena Kwiatkowski (North City Miramar Campus)
Carolyn McGavock (ECC)
For more information about ESL and Citizenship, go to: