English as a Second Language Department

What is English as a Second Language?

English as a Second Language (ESL) refers to the teaching or learning of English by people whose native language is not English. It encompasses a wide range of educational programs, courses, and resources designed to help non-native English speakers develop their proficiency in the English language. 

Humanities and Communication CAP

The skills you develop in ESL classes help students focus on improving speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills to enable students to communicate effectively in various contexts, such as social interactions, academic settings, and professional environments.

To find more information including about credit ESL, click here to explore the

Credit ESL AOS site

Department Contacts

Dr. RS Hubbard
Department Chair
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 778-5922
Office: HUM 109

Dr. Deborah diCesare
Academic Dean (Humanities and Communication)
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 778-5522
Office: ACA, Room 2401