As of Fall 2018, SDCC's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses have been replaced with our new program and course offerings called English Language Acquisition (ELAC).


If you do not currently speak English, or would like a better understanding of English, these courses are for you! These courses have many different levels so you can start where you're most comfortable to learn English quickly. We want you to feel confident in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English so you can take other college courses sooner.


Improving your English skills can greatly expand career options available in our region, such as jobs in technology, the medical field, biotechnology, hospitality, and even starting your own business.


We believe in student-centered, interactive learning to help you build your English language skills and become a part of the multicultural tapestry of our city.


Below is a flowchart with an explanation of the ELAC program, and a list of the courses offered with their descriptions.

Flowchart of ELAC