English as a Second Language and Citizenship

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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
bpongsri@sdccd.edu

Mid City Campus
3792 Fairmont Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105

Program Chair

Corinne Layton (Mid City Campus)
clayton@sdccd.edu

Assistant Program Chairs

Ann Marie Holzknecht (Cesar Chavez Campus)
adamrau@sdccd.edu

Jim Brice (CE Mesa and West City Campuses)
jbrice@sdccd.edu

Lydia Hammett (Mid City Campus)
lhammett@sdccd.edu

Steve Gwynne (Mid City Campus)
sgwynne@sdccd.edu

Magdalena Kwiatkowski (North City Miramar Campus)
mkwiatko@sdccd.edu

Carolyn McGavock (ECC)
cmcgavoc@sdccd.edu

For more information about ESL and Citizenship, go to:

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