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English as a Second Language (ESL)




The ESL department teaches essential English skills for successful learning and living and provides a welcoming, safe, supportive, and engaging learning environment. All ESL teachers are credentialed instructors. Students learn English and improve communication skills in order to achieve personal, educational, and career goals. Students study in a welcoming, supportive and engaging learning environment.

FALL CLASSES START THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 5

Loma Vista Adult Center
ESL Registration and Placement Office
Open Tuesdays August 15, 2017-October 24, 2017
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.

 

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The Registration office is ROOM MU17 at Loma Vista Adult Center.
 

For more information, please call (925) 685-7340 extension 6750.


We look forward to seeing you this Fall!

Calendar

Loma Vista Adult Center

 

Fall Classes: September 5, 2017–January 25, 2018

 

Office Closed:

  • November 10 (Veterans Day)
  • November 20-24 (District Thanksgiving Recess)
  • December 25-January 5 (District Winter Recess)
  • January 15 (Martin Luther King Day)

ESL Classes at Loma Vista Adult Center

Fall Classes: September 5, 2017-January 25, 2018
Monday-Thursday: 9:00-11:45 am, 12:30-2:45 pm and Tuesday-Thursday: 6:30-9:15 pm

 

English as a Second Language: Beginning-Advanced

Improve your English skills. ESL classes have access to computers and are taught by highly-qualified and trained instructors.

 

Building Academic Skills in English

Learn business English, job communication and preparation skills, math, and computer training. Open to students at the Intermediate level.

 

ESL for Early Childhood Education
Prepare for a career and/or higher education in Early Childhood Education! This class is offered in partnership with Diablo Valley College. Student must be at ESL Intermediate High level or higher. Call (925) 685-7340, extension 6754 for information.

 

Citizenship Preparation
A class for students learning how to apply for American citizenship. Competency in English at the Intermediate level required.

ESL/Family Literacy

Improve your English skills so you can help your children succeed in school! Classes are ongoing until May or June. Students may enter when space is available. Call (925) 685-7340, extension 6754 for more information.

 

Family Literacy Center at Cambridge Elementary School
1135 Lacey Lane, Concord, (925) 674-9062

  • 8:15-11:00 am          M-Th          Preschool*
  • 12:15-2:30 pm          M-Th          Preschool*
  • 6:30-8:30 pm            T-Th           Childcare**

 

Family Literacy Center at Meadow Homes Elementary
1371 Detroit Ave., Concord, (925) 603-1491

  • 8:15-11:00 am          M-Th          Preschool*
  • 12:15-2:30 pm          M-Th          Preschool*
  • 6:30-8:30 pm            T-Th           Childcare**

 

Loma Vista Adult Center
1266 San Carlos Ave., Concord, (925) 685-7340, Ext. 6754

  • 8:45-11:30 am          M-Th          Preschool*

*Preschool: Children 3-5 years on a cooperative basis
**Childcare: Children aged 3 years to 3rd grade on a cooperative basis

ESL/Family Literacy-Bay Point

Riverview Middle School
205 Pacifica Ave., Bay Point, (925) 685-7340, Ext. 6750

  • 8:30-11:00 am          M-Th          
  • 12:30-2:30 pm          M/T/Th       Childcare*
  • 6:30-8:30 pm            T/Th           Childcare**

 

Bel Air Elementary School
663 Canal Road, Bay Point, (925) 685-7340, Ext. 6750

  • TB-Coming soon!

*Childcare: Children 3-5 years on a cooperative basis
**Childcare: Children aged 3 years to 3rd grade on a cooperative basis

 

Distance Learning-English at Home/Citizenship Preparation

Loma Vista Adult Center, Room B6b
1266 San Carlos Ave., Concord, (925) 685-7340, Ext. 6759

  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm    W-Th        
  • 5:30-7:30 pm            W-Th       
  • 5:15-6:15 pm            Th             Citizenship at home only

 

Family Literacy Center at Cambridge Elementary School
1135 Lacey Lane, Concord, (925) 674-9062

  • 4:30-6:00 pm            W

 

Bay Point Library
205 Pacifica Ave., Bay Point, (925) 685-7340, Ext. 6750

  • 4:00-6:00 pm            Th          

Frequently Asked Questions

• What schools have ESL classes?

Mt. Diablo Adult Education ESL classes are at the Loma Vista Adult Center campus.  We also have Family Literacy classes at some schools in Concord and Bay Point.  We do not have ESL classes at our Pleasant Hill campus. Please call (925) 685-7340, ext. 6750, for more information about these classes.

 

• How much do ESL classes cost? 

There is no charge for ESL classes. 

 

• Who is eligible to take your classes?

Any non-native English speaker aged 18 and over may take classes. We do not require any documentation (no visa, green card, etc.)

 

• How do I register for English classes at Loma Vista Adult Center?

You must make an appointment to come in to test and register for class. All appointments are made online. Click here to register and make your appointment.

 

• What if I don’t have access to a computer or the internet?

Our Registration and Placement office is open on certain days and times to assist you. Please call (925) 685-7340, ext. 6750, for more information.

 

• What is the purpose of the test?

We want to make sure that students are placed in the appropriate level class, so we test all new students to determine their level of literacy and English proficiency.

 

• How do I register for classes at ESL Family Literacy Centers?

Registration is done on-site.

 

• Is child care available at Loma Vista?

No.  We do, however, have Preschool and/or babysitting available for children of our adult students at some of our Family Literacy satellite locations in Concord and Bay Point. For more information, please call (925) 685-7340, Ext. 6750.

 

Do you give grades?

No.

 

• I am an AuPair.  Can I take ESL classes?  Will you complete and sign my agency forms?

Yes, you may take ESL classes as long as you are aged 18 or over.

No, we will not sign agency forms. We will, however, provide any student who requests one a letter detailing your classes and hours of attendance.

 

• I want to become an American citizen.  Will your classes help me?

Yes.  We have Citizenship Preparation classes. You will learn about American history and civics. You will have an opportunity to practice your English in preparation for your interview. We have one class for Beginning Level students and one class for Intermediate Level students.  Please call (925) 685-7340, ext. 6750, for more information about this class.