English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are designed for students who want to improve their written and spoken English skills.

The ESOL department provides:

Need Help Applying or Registering?

The English as Second Language (ESL) Connect is here to help. Contact us with any questions.

Location: Building 1, Room 1-218

Phone: (650) 738-7089

Email: skyeslconnect@smccd.edu

ESOL Course Sequence

Please Note: ESOL level placement is determined by an assessment completed after the Skyline College admissions process.

LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 4 LEVEL 5
Required Courses at Each Level:

Level 1 is not offered
at Skyline College.

Our Level 1 equivalent
courses are offered through 
South San Francisco Adult School
and Jefferson Adult School

ESOL 820
Grammar,
Reading & Writing

Strongly
recommended:
ESOL 852 
Listening/Speaking

ESOL 830
Grammar,
Reading & Writing

Strongly
recommended:
ESOL 853
Listening/Speaking 

ESOL 840
Grammar,
Reading & Writing

Strongly
recommended:
ESOL 854 
Listening/Speaking

ESOL 400
Composition
& College Reading

Strongly
Recommended:

ESOL 875
Grammar & Editing

Additional Courses Outside of the ESOL Sequence:

ESOL 655 (visit the Learning Center to learn about this course)
ESOL 801 & 802 - Basic Conversational English and Intermediate Conversational English. 
ESOL 872*, 873*, and 874* - Leveled supplemental grammar classes for Levels 2, 3, and 4. *These grammar classes can build skills to succeed in other classes.
ESOL 805, 806 & 807 (Please visit ESL Connect to learn more about these courses in ESL for Healthcare professionals.)