ESLL (English for Second Language Learners)
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The ESLL Department at Foothill College offers a variety of courses at six levels for non-native
speakers of English, both resident and international students (international students have F-1 visas).
Our highest-level composition course meets the California State University General Education Requirements
for Communication in the English Language. Click on ESLL Classes and Levels
to see a list of our classes, levels and descriptions. Click on course schedule
to see the days and times of the classes.
Our faculty hold Master's Degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language and have had extensive teaching experience both in the United States and abroad. Click on ESLL Faculty
to see a list of instructors and their biographies.
The student body is diverse. There is no dominant language group, so students will be in classes with others from a number of different countries.
Students have access to a number of student services, including the library
. U.S. citizens and eligible
non-citizens may receive financial aid. For information about eligibility and application procedures, click
on Financial Aid
and Economic Opportunity Program.
The Foothill College campus, which is regarded as one of the most beautiful community colleges in the United States, has a serene environment for studying. It is located in Silicon Valley near Stanford University, 40 miles south of San Francisco.
Three Steps to Enroll in Classes:
- Complete an application.
- Take a placement test.
- Register for classes.
Winter Quarter: January 9 - March 30, 2012
Priority Registration - November 22 - January 8.
New & Former Students: December 5 - January. 8
The first day of Winter classes begins January 9, 2012.
Spring Quarter: April 9 - June 29, 2012
Priority Registration: March 7 - April 8
New & Former Students: March 15 - April 8
The first day of Spring classes begins April 9, 2012.
Orientation sessions are held at various times throughout the academic year. Please check back here for future dates and times.
Three Ways to Complete an Application:
- Call Alexandra Duran at (650) 949-6973 for help, or
- Enroll in person at the Admissions and Records office. Ask for a paper application, or
- Enroll online. Click on Enroll in Classes for instructions.
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