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Global Languages and Society

Global Languages and Society : Credit ESL

Credit ESL

Welcome to Credit ESL at LAMC!

The purpose of Credit English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program is to prepare students for college-level reading and writing, to transfer to a university, and/or prepare for professional-level employment.Credit ESL courses are designed for intermediate to advanced-level English language learners. Students who need beginning or basic ESL or simply ESL for personal development should consider the Noncredit ESL program. Students must pay tuition (in-state or out-of-state rates) to take Credit ESL courses; however, financial aid is available to people who qualify.

LAMC offers 15 Credit ESL courses, 5 levels (low-intermediate, high-intermediate, low-advanced, high-advanced, college-level) in three different skill areas (Grammar/Writing, Reading/Vocabulary, Listening/Speaking). See
the Credit ESL Program Flowchart below:
Grammar and Writing Reading and Vocabulary Listening and Speaking
ESL 8 – College-Level ESL 7B – College-Level  
ESL 6A – High Advanced ESL 6B – High Advanced* ESL 6C – High Advanced*
ESL 5A – Low Advanced ESL 5B – Low Advanced* ESL 5C – Low Advanced*
ESL 4A – High Intermediate ESL 4B – High Intermediate* ESL 4C – High Intermediate*
ESL 3A – Low Intermediate ESL 3B – Low Intermediate* ESL 3C – Low Intermediate*
*Courses must be taken together.

English/ESL Placement

To find your ESL level, or to go directly to English 101, please follow these steps:
  1. NEW LAMC students must first apply to the college. After you apply and receive your Student ID Number, please return to Step 2.
  2. Make an appointment for Guided Self-Placement. Contact Professor Jacob Skelton at or call 818-293-8795. 
  3. Contact your Counselor and complete your educational plan.
  4. Register for classes

Contact Us

Department Chair
E.S.L. Faculty

L. Jacob Skelton

ENGLISH: 818-293-8795

ESPAÑOL: 818-538-7850

E.S.L. Faculty

Michael Climo


Department Vice Chair
Spanish Faculty

Mario Escobar



Richard Lam


Sociology Faculty

Myriam Levy


E.S.L. Faculty

Cindy Luis


E.S.L. Faculty

Riye Park


E.S.L. Faculty

Gary Prostak