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Academic ESL

Welcome to Academic ESL at LAMC!

The purpose of the Academic English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Program is to prepare students for college-level reading and writing requirements, to transfer to a university, and/or to prepare for professional-level employment. Academic 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 Essential ESL Program.

There are two ways to take Academic ESL courses: for credit or noncredit. With the credit option, students must pay tuition (in-state or out-of-state rates); however, financial aid is available to people who qualify. With the noncredit option, the tuition is free, but students are responsible for purchasing the book(s) for the course.

LAMC offers 15 Academic ESL courses, 5 levels (low-intermediate, high-intermediate, low-advanced, high-advanced, college-level) in three different skill areas (Writing/Grammar, Reading/Vocabulary, Listening/Speaking). See the Academic ESL Program Flowchart below; note the "Credit" and "Noncredit" options for each level.
 
Writing and Grammar (A-1)
6 Units/Hours Each
Reading and Vocabulary (B-2)*
3 Units/Hours Each
Listening and Speaking (C-3)*
3 Units/Hours Each
 
E.S.L. 008 (Credit Only)
College-Level ESL Composition
 
E.S.L. 007B (Credit Only)
College-Level Reading & Vocabulary
 

LEVEL 6
E.S.L. 006A (Credit Option) or 
ESL NC 161CE (Noncredit Option)
High Advanced Writing & Grammar
 

LEVEL 6
E.S.L. 006B (Credit Option) or 
ESL NC 162CE (Noncredit Option)
High Advanced Reading & Vocabulary
 

LEVEL 6
E.S.L. 006C (Credit Option) or 
ESL NC 163CE (Noncredit Option)
High Advanced Listening & Speaking
 

LEVEL 5
E.S.L. 005A (Credit Option) or 
ESL NC 151CE (Noncredit Option)
Low Advanced Writing & Grammar
 

LEVEL 5
E.S.L. 005B (Credit Option) or 
ESL NC 152CE (Noncredit Option)
Low Advanced Reading & Vocabulary
 

LEVEL 5
E.S.L. 005C (Credit Option) or 
ESL NC 153CE (Noncredit Option)
Low Advanced Listening & Speaking
 

LEVEL 4
E.S.L. 004A (Credit Option) or 
ESL NC 141CE (Noncredit Option)
High Intermediate Writing & Grammar
 

LEVEL 4
E.S.L. 004B (Credit Option) or 
ESL NC 142CE (Noncredit Option)
High Intermediate Reading & Vocabulary
 

LEVEL 4
E.S.L. 004C (Credit Option) or 
ESL NC 143CE (Noncredit Option)
High Intermediate Listening & Speaking
 

LEVEL 3
E.S.L. 003A (Credit Option) or 
ESL NC 131CE (Noncredit Option)
Low Intermediate Writing & Grammar
 

LEVEL 3
E.S.L. 003B (Credit Option) or 
ESL NC 132CE (Noncredit Option)
Low Intermediate Reading & Vocabulary
 

LEVEL 3
E.S.L. 003C (Credit Option) or 
ESL NC 133CE (Noncredit Option)
Low Intermediate Listening & Speaking
 
*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 skeltolj2@lamission.edu 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

SKELTOLJ2@lamission.edu

Dept. Vice Chair
Spanish Faculty

Mario Escobar

818-833-3354

ESCOBAMA2@lamission.edu

Dept. Vice Chair
Sociology Faculty

Myriam Levy

818-833-3414

LevyMM@lamission.edu

Department 
Secretary

Richard Lam

818-364-7722

LamRQ@lamission.edu

E.S.L. Faculty

Cindy Luis

818-364-7875

LuisCA@lamission.edu

E.S.L. Faculty

Michael Climo

818-364-7693

ClimoMJ@lamission.edu

E.S.L. Faculty

Riye Park

818-833-3423

ParkRR@lamission.edu

E.S.L. Faculty

Gary Prostak

818-364-7666

ProstaG@lamission.edu