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ESOL students

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

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 Language Institute (ELI) is here to help. Contact us with any questions.

Location: Building 1, Room 1-218

Phone: (650) 738-7089

Email: skyeli@smccd.edu

ESOL Course Sequence

Please Note: ESOL level placement is determined by a placement test taken during 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 (visit the ELI to learn more about these courses in ESL for Health Care)