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English as a Second Language (ESL) at IVC

Two English as a Second Language students

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Department offers English language classes to nonnative speakers of English to help them succeed in college, at their jobs, and in the community. Students can take classes at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels during the day or at night.

Students from all ages, cultures and educational backgrounds enroll in our classes in order to improve their English to accomplish their own unique English goal. Some students take ESL classes to improve their English to succeed in other college courses, some take classes to find or keep a job, and some take classes to improve their communication with their family, neighbors, co-workers and community. The ESL Department is here to help students with all of their needs.

Our two English language programs are tailored to meet students’ educational goals.
Explore the differences between AESL and ESL »