The Citrus College credit English as a Second language (ESL) program serves international and non-international or resident ESL students. Non-international ESL students are those students whose primary language at home is other than English and who require additional English language support to develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
The credit ESL program is run in an immersive, fast-track manner encompassing eight-week modules to allow students to attain transfer-level English within less than three years of enrollment in keeping with Assembly Bill (AB) 705's provisions. AB 705 requires that colleges maximize the probability that students complete transfer-level composition within three years or less, and Citrus College's credit ESL program adheres to that requirement. Citrus College employs multiple measures to advise and guide students into appropriate credit ESL levels.
The credit ESL program offers three main levels of ESL classes with each level consisting of a grammar and a writing/reading course. International students should contact the International Student Center at (626) 914-8549 and non-international students should contact Counseling and Advisement at (626) 914-8530.
For further information on credit ESL classes at Citrus College, visit the
online college catalog for an overview, learning outcomes, courses and degree offerings.
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Citrus College Noncredit Department offers beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of ESL classes to help non-English and limited English speaking students develop their English skills. It is possible to begin English instruction with noncredit ESL and then enroll in credit ESL. To register for noncredit ESL classes, please visit the Lifelong Learning Center or call (626) 852-8022.