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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.

Distance Learning


English at Home/Citizenship Preparation Summer Term
Spring Classes
January 28, 2019–June 6, 2019


Watch a video and complete a lesson at home, and then meet with a teacher
to review your work and answer your questions. $10 deposit collected at registration.

Loma Vista Adult Center, Room B6b
1266 San Carlos Ave., Concord (925) 685-7340, Ext. 6749

Monday - Thursday  9:00am - 11:00am, 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Tuesday - Thursday  6:30pm - 9:15pm

ESL Classes at Loma Vista Adult Center

Spring Classes: January 28, 2019–June 6, 2019
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. The student must be at ESL Intermediate High level or higher. Call (925) 685-7340, extension 6754 for information.

Citizenship Preparation, 6:30-8: 30 pm, Room C-9
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.

Spring Classes: January 28, 2019–June 6, 2019

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

  • 8:15-11:10 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

  • 8:15-11:10 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

Spring Classes: January 28, 2019–June 6, 2019

Riverview Middle School
205 Pacifica Ave., Bay Point, (925) 458-3216, Ext. 6754

  • 8:30-11:00 am          M-Th          

Bel Air Elementary School
663 Canal Road, Bay Point, (925) 458-2606

  • 8:30-11: 00 am         M-TH

Distance Learning-English at Home/Citizenship Preparation

Spring Classes: January 28, 2019–June 6, 2019

Loma Vista Adult Center, Room B-6b
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             (with Citizenship teacher)

Pleasant Hill Library
1750 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill (925) 646-6434

  • 6:00-8:00 pm             M

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          
 

 

Calendar

Loma Vista Adult Center

ESL INFORMATION:
Registration & Placement Office IS CLOSED
We are not testing new students. 

Online appointments start on
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Make a testing appointment and
register for class starting
Tuesday, January 15,  2019

Click here

 

SPRING CLASSES START:
 January 28, 2019–June 6, 2019

Monday–Thursday
 9:00 am–11:00 am
2:30 pm–2:45 pm

Tuesday–Thursday
6:30 pm–9:15 pm

 

DISTANCE LEARNING:
English at Home/Citizenship Preparation
Drop in—NO Appointment necessary
Wednesday & Thursday ONLY
10:00 am–1:00 pm or 5:30–7:30 pm ONLY

Watch a video and complete a lesson at home then meet with the teacher to review your work and answer your questions. $10 deposit collected at registration.

Call the ESL Department at
925 685-7340, Ext. 6750 for more information.

 

 

Loma Vista Adult Center

  • Registration and Placement Office, Room MU17
  • Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m. and 6:00-7:30 p.m.
 

 

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.