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Welcome to the English as a Second Language Program
at Berkeley City College!

Confidence – Community – Opportunity

Students from more than 40 countries attend our classes in order to improve their English language skills and achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals.  We offer high intermediate and advanced level classes in Grammar, Listening & Speaking, Reading & Writing, and Vocabulary/Idioms. Classes begin three times a year, in June, September, and February.

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Fall classes:  September 2 – December 12

Spring Classes:  February 2 – May 22

ESL Program Opportunities:

  • ESL High Intermediate and Advanced Certificate Programs

Download a copy of the new ESL Certificate Programs here

How to Apply for an ESL Certificate of Proficiency from BCC

  • ESL Pathways:  starting Fall 2014, an ESL Learning Community for students planning to transfer to a U.S. college or university

Click here for ESL Pathways information

  • English as a Second Language

    Thursday 20 November 2014


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