Welcome to the San Diego City College
English Language Acquisiton (ELAC) program!

Our ELAC program supports you in your development of academic English. ELAC classes are not basic skills or remedial. They are for students who are multi-lingual and studying English as a foreign language at intermediate to advanced levels. 

The classes you take here will focus on all English communication skills necessary to be successful in college level work as well as how to navigate your way through college in the US. You can earn transferrable credit to CSUs and UCs in our highest level class, ELAC 145.

Interested in taking classes? Please contact the ELAC Chair, Professor Jennifer Boots (jboots@sdccd.edu) with questions about our program or for more information. We also invite you to join us for an informal orientation to learn more about the program and meet current students and faculty.

  ELAC orientation invite


Click on this for a chart that shows an overview of our program and ELAC classes that we offer.