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English as a Second Language (ESL)

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The ESL department teaches essential English skills for successful learning and living and provides a welcoming, safe, supportive, and engaging learning environment. All ESL teachers are credentialed instructors.

  • Students learn English and improve communication skills in order to achieve personal, educational, and career goals
  • Students study in a welcoming, supportive and engaging learning environment

ESL Classes at Loma Vista Adult Center

English as a Second Language Beginning—Advanced Improve your English Skills. All ESL classes have weekly access to a computer lab and are taught by highly-qualified and trained instructors.
ESL for Early Childhood Education Prepare for a career and/or high education in Early Childhood Education!  This class is offered in partnership with Diablo Valley College. Student must be at ESL Intermediate High level or higher. Call (925) 685-7340, extension 6754 for information. 
Citizenship Preparation A class for students learning how to apply for American citizenship. Competency in English at the Intermediate level required.
Distance Learning—English at Home/Citizenship Preparation Check out a DVD or video and receive a free workbook. Watch and complete the lessons at home and then meet with a teacher to review your work and answer your questions.
ESL Basic Skills Learn job skills, basic math, and English. Open to students at the Intermediate level. Students work together with an English teacher and a math teacher.

 

ESL/Family Literacy

Improve your English skills so you can help your children succeed in school! Classes are ongoing until May or June. Students may enter when space is available. Call (925) 685-7340, extension 6754 for more information.

 

Family Literacy Center at
Cambridge Elementary School

1135 Lacey Lane, Concord (925) 674-9062

8:15-11:15 am
12:15-2:30 pm

6:30-8:30 pm

M-Th
M-Th
T-Th
Preschool*
Preschool*
Childcare**
Family Literacy Center at
Meadow Homes Elementary

1171 Detroit Ave., Concord (925) 603-1421

8:15-11:15 am
12:15-2:30 pm

6:30-8:30 pm

M-Th
M-Th
T-Th
Preschool*
Preschool*
Childcare**
Loma Vista Adult Center
1266 San Carlos Ave.
Concord (925) 685-7340
8:45-11:45 am M-Th Preschool*


*Preschool:Children 3-5 years on a cooperative basis.
 **Childcare:Children aged 3 years to 3rd grade on a cooperative basis.
 

ESL/Family Literacy—Bay Point

Riverview Middle School
205 Pacific Ave., Bay Point
Morning, Afternoon**,
Evening*** classes
Days/Times TBA 


**Childcare:Children ages 3 to 5 years on a cooperative basis
**Childcare:Children ages 3 to 3rd grade on a cooperative basis

Distance Learning—English at Home/Citizenship Preparation

Family Literacy Center at
Cambridge Elementary School

1135 Lacey Lane, Concord (925) 674-9062
Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 pm
Bay Point Library
205 Pacific Ave., Bay Point

(located at Riverview Middle School)
Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm

 

Frequently Asked Questions

• What schools have ESL classes?

Mt. Diablo Adult Education ESL classes are at the Loma Vista Adult Center campus.  We also have Family Literacy classes at some schools in Concord and Bay Point.  We do not have ESL classes at our Pleasant Hill campus. Please call (925) 685-7340, ext. 6750, for more information about these classes.

 

• How much do ESL classes cost? 

There is no charge for ESL classes. 

 

• Who is eligible to take your classes?

Any non-native English speaker aged 18 and over may take classes. We do not require any documentation (no visa, green card, etc.)

 

• How do I register for English classes at Loma Vista Adult Center?

You must make an appointment to come in to test and register for class. All appointments are made online. Click here to register and make your appointment.

 

• What if I don’t have access to a computer or the internet?

Our Registration and Placement office is open on certain days and times to assist you. Please call (925) 685-7340, ext. 6750, for more information.

 

• What is the purpose of the test?

We want to make sure that students are placed in the appropriate level class, so we test all new students to determine their level of literacy and English proficiency.

 

• How do I register for classes at ESL Family Literacy Centers?

Registration is done on-site.

 

• Is child care available at Loma Vista?

No.  We do, however, have Preschool and/or babysitting available for children of our adult students at some of our Family Literacy satellite locations in Concord and Bay Point. For more information, please call (925) 685-7340, Ext. 6750.

 

Do you give grades?

No.

 

• I am an AuPair.  Can I take ESL classes?  Will you complete and sign my agency forms?

Yes, you may take ESL classes as long as you are aged 18 or over.

No, we will not sign agency forms. We will, however, provide any student who requests one a letter detailing your classes and hours of attendance.

 

• I want to become an American citizen.  Will your classes help me?

Yes.  We have 12-week Citizenship Preparation classes. You will learn about American history and civics. You will have an opportunity to practice your English in preparation for your interview. Your English must be at the Intermediate Low 2 level or higher to enroll in this class.  Please call (925) 685-7340, ext. 6750, for more information about this class.

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ESL Registration and Placement Office

  • Loma Vista Adult Center, Room MU-17
  • Open Tuesdays, September 13–October 25
  • 9:00am-12:00 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Calendar

Loma Vista Adult Center

Fall Classes

  • September 15–October 25, 2016

Class Schedule 

  • Monday–Thurs. 9:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
  • Monday–Thurs. 12:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday–Thurs: 6:30–9:15 p.m.

ESL Course Evaluations