ESLL Classes

ESLL Core Sequence
Class ID Level Description
ESLL 26 6 ADVANCED COMPOSITION & READING
ESLL 25 5 COMPOSITION & READING
ESLL 236 4 ADVANCED GRAMMAR
ESLL 237 4 BASIC COMPOSITION SKILLS
ESLL 226 3 HIGH-INTERMEDIATE GRAMMAR
ESLL 227 3 HIGH-INTERMEDIATE READING SKILLS

ESLL Elective Courses
Class ID Level Description
ESLL 246 5 APPLIED GRAMMAR & EDITING SKILLS
ESLL 247 5 ADVANCED VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT FOR READING & WRITING
ESLL 248 5 ADVANCED GRAMMAR REVIEW
ESLL 235 4 LISTENING/SPEAKING FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES
ESLL 228 3 DEVELOPING LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

ESLL Non Credit
Class ID Level Description
NCEL 421 2 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I
NCEL 422 2 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE II
NCEL 423 2 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE III
NCEL 411 1 ADVANCED-BEGINNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I
NCEL 412 1 ADVANCED-BEGINNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE II
NCEL 413 1 ADVANCED-BEGINNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE III

Click on the Class ID to view a description of the course.

Enrollment in these classes are by placement. Click on Placement Test for information about the placement test.
Foothill College offers six levels of academic English for non-native speakers. We also have a noncredit class for students who finish ESL classes in adult education programs. For a description of a course, click on the title of the course.

Level 1 is for students who already speak English with conversational ability. Students who have never studied English or do not speak English with conversational ability should enroll in ESL courses offered by the Adult Education departments of their local high school districts. Here are four:
  1. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education
  2. Sunnyvale-Cupertino Adult and Community Education
  3. Santa Clara Adult Education
  4. Palo Alto Adult School

Click on the name of the school to go to its web site.

ESLL 26 meets the CSU General Education Requirement for Communication in the English Language.