Academic English as a Second Language (ESL)

Language, Culture, Opportunity . . . Improve your English at Ventura College!

Spring 2015 Schedule of Classes. All short-term, late-start classes!
(January 26 - May 14, 2015)

Ventura College Main Campus Schedule
Ventura College Santa Paula Site Schedule

About the English as a Second Language (ESL) program: 

The English as a Second Language program at Ventura College helps students develop proficiency in writing, grammar, reading, vocabulary and oral communication.  Students improve language skills for work, life in the community, and for success in coursework for college degrees and occupational certificates. In a short time students will feel confident in their English language skills to pursue their academic and career goals.

english_studentsNew! English for Multilingual Students (EngM) program: 

English for Multilingual Students are vocational and college preparatory courses designed for students who speak other languages besides English. Multilingual students may not consider themselves ESL yet they have challenges with English grammar, writing and reading comprehension. The courses are also for advanced ESL students who plan to further their education, such as obtain a certificate, Associates Degree or transfer to a university. For more information visit the English for Multilingual Students webpage.

Why this Program?

english_studentsThe Ventura College ESL and EngM programs help students build vocabulary and strengthen the ability to read, write and speak English, making it easier to understand textbooks and instructors in other courses. Students also improve the communication skills necessary to succeed in the workplace.  Excellent teachers and counselors assist students every step of the way. Students will enjoy meeting people from around the world and making lifelong friends. A modern library and computer laboratories are available, and tutoring is offered at no cost.  
Courses are conveniently offered during the day at Ventura College's main campus in Ventura and during the evening at the Ventura College Site in Santa Paula.

Assessment and Information Sessions

At Ventura College Main Campus
4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura
Held at the Ventura College English Learning Center, building ELC. Off of Loma Vista Road. Nearest parking lot is the "North Lot." Click here for a map.  
  • Wednesday, January 21, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Monday, January 26, 1:30-3:30pmventura_college
  • Tuesday, January 27, 10:15am-12:15pm
  • Wednesday, January 28, 1:30-3:30pm
  • Thursday, January 29, 10:15am-12:15pm
At Ventura College Santa Paula Site
957 Faulkner Road, 106, Santa Paula
  • Tuesday, January 27, 6:00-7:00pm
  • Thursday, January 29, 6:00-7:00pm

"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages opens every door along the way "- Frank Smith
Classes in Ventura | 805-289-6484
Classes in Santa Paula | 805-525-7136