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English as a Second Language

ESL Skills Courses at IVC

ESL skills courses help non-native speakers of English refine specific English conversation, pronunciation, reading, vocabulary, or grammar skills. Students who want focused instruction on one of these skills should enroll in the skill course of their choice.

Advanced Level

ESL 382, 392 = Advanced Conversation
ESL 383, 393 = Advanced Pronunciation
ESL 384, 394 = Advanced Vocabulary
ESL 385, 395 = Advanced Reading
ESL 388, 398 = Advanced Grammar

Intermediate Level

ESL 362, 372 = Intermediate Conversation
ESL 363, 373 = Intermediate Pronunciation
ESL 364, 374 = Idioms

Beginning Level

ESL 342, 352 = Beginning Conversation
ESL 343, 353 = Beginning Pronunciation

  • These 3-unit courses meet twice a week for 1.5 hours or one day a week for 3 hours. Financial aid is available for students  who qualify.
  • Each skills course has a fall and spring section with a different number. For example, intermediate conversation is ESL 364 in fall and ESL 374 in spring. The curriculum is different for each class, so students can take both ESL 364 and ESL 374 if they want.  This gives students an additional skills course at their English level (beginning, intermediate, and advanced).
  • Often times students take an ESL core class (ESL 340, 341, 360, 361, 370, 301, 201) or an AESL class (AESL 501, 502, 503, 504, 505) AND a skills course to focus on a specific skill.


Rebecca Beck
Co-Chair and Instructor, ESL
O: LA 218

Jeff Wilson
Co-Chair and Instructor, ESL
O: LA 218

Brent Warner
Instructor, ESL
O: A 234

T: 949-451-5510
AESL Center, Room B382