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English as a Second Language (ESL)

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


Loma Vista Adult Center
ESL Registration and Placement Office
Open Tuesdays starting August 15, 2017
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.



Starting Monday, August 7,make an appointment online to register for a class

Appointment days and times will be available on Monday, August 7.

Appointments are from August 16 to August 31 in the Morning and in the Evening.

Select one day and one time for your appointment.

The Registration office is ROOM MU17 at Loma Vista Adult Center.

For more information, please call (925) 685-7340 extension 6750.

We look forward to seeing you this Fall!


If you would like to study English this summer,
please visit our Distance Learning program.

Distance Learning, Room D4
English at Home/Citizenship Preparation
Summer Term: June 20-July 20, 2017

Watch a video and complete a lesson at home and then meet with a teacher
to review your work and answer your questions. $10 deposit collected at registration.


Loma Vista Adult Center


Summer Term for Distance Learning: June 20-July 20, 2017


Office Closed:

  • July 3 & 4
  • September 4

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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.


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• 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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