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When the stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, we'll return to our office and regular office hours.

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Non-Credit ESL offered through the Continuing Education Dept.

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Credit English as a Second Language Department


Welcome to Los Angeles Valley College Credit ESL Program. Our aim is to help students from diverse language and cultural backgrounds to achieve their academic and career goals by giving a solid foundation in academic English skills. Our mission is to instill the necessary skills and knowledge that will enable students to be successful in their future endeavors. We offer a friendly classroom atmosphere with classes taught by professional, caring and enthusiastic faculty.

The Credit ESL Program offers courses designed for students whose primary language is not English, and are studying at LAVC in order to earn a degree or professional certificate, or transfer to another college or university to get a degree or professional certificate. These courses prepare non-native speakers with classes in grammar and writing, reading and vocabulary, and listening and speaking skills from the intermediate to the advanced levels.

Credit ESL Class Schedules

  • Summer 2021 Schedule (to come)
  • Fall 2021 Schedule (to come)


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ESL Assessment - Guided Self Placement Process

The ESL assessment is designed for students for who want to learn how to speak, read and write in English and/or English Language Learners coming from other countries who did not complete at least three years of high school in the U.S.  We have six levels of courses from low-intermediate to college-level English composition, and the Guided Self Placement Process will help know which level is the right one for you.

The Guided Self Placement Process has two parts, and you need access to ZOOM and the Interne to complete both parts:

  1. Meet with a faculty member to choose the right level (about 15 minutes)
  2. Meet with a counselor to register for your classes (about 15 minutes)

Please contact to inquire about setting up the Guided Self Placement.


Advising and Academic Planning

For assistance with advising and academic planning, please:

How to Register for a Class

  1. New students need to submit a college application and get a student ID first.
  2. If you already have a student ID and password, check our class schedule online and select the class(es) you need.
  3. If you forgot your password, send an email to and request to reset your password. Include your full name, student ID number and birthday (month and day).
  4. Step-by-step video instructions on how to register for a class.
  5. Log into CANVAS and enjoy your classes! Follow these steps to Login to and Office365.

We look forward to assisting you. Please contact us via email or telephone.

Credit ESL Department
Los Angeles Valley College
Office: HUM 109
(805) 328-5189