English as a Second Language Program

Program Description

The ESL [English as a Second Language] Program at SFCC is uniquely positioned to deliver high-quality English curriculum to move students along a range of language acquisition proficiency toward increased linguistic skill for future workplace, community or academic purposes.

  • 450 + students each semester from over 10 different countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa
  • 21 sections of classes in both mornings and evenings at 3 different sites
  • 6 levels of English classes
  • 14 qualified and highly experienced teachers
  • Class practice in Reading & Writing, Listening & Speaking, Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation
  • Free classroom learning materials

Levels 1 – 3 Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 – 11AM or 6 – 8:30PM @ SFCC
Levels 4 – 6 Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 – 11AM or 6 – 8:30PM @ SFCC
Levels 1 – 3 Monday and Wednesday, 6 – 8:30PM @ El Camino Real Academy
Levels 1 – 3 Tuesday and Thursday, 6 – 8:30PM @ Ortiz Middle School

NEXT ORIENTATIONS

Orientations are 3 hours long with a program description, testing for placement, and advising/registration. Do not be late to an orientation – you will not be admitted.

Orientations for Summer School: June,  2018:

May 21 @ 10AM – 1PM, 3 hours long. No late admittance.
May 21 @ 5:30 – 8:30PM, 3 hours long. No late admittance.
May 22 @ 10AM – 1PM, 3 hours long. No late admittance.
May 22 @ 5:30 – 8:30PM, 3 hours long. No late admittance.

 

Orientations for Fall 2018:

August 6 @ 10am – 1pm, 3 hours long. No late admittance.
August 6 @ 5:30 – 8:30pm, 3 hours long. No late admittance.
August 7 @ 10am – 1pm, 3 hours long. No late admittance.
August 13 @ 10am – 1pm, 3 hours long. No late admittance.
August 14 @ 10am – 1pm, 3 hours long. No late admittance.
August 14 @ 5:30 – 8:30pm, 3 hours long. No late admittance. 

For more information: 428-1356, 428-1444, or 428-1824


About Us

The English as a Second Language Program at Santa Fe Community College has as its mission to provide non-native English speakers with opportunities to develop English language skills and cultural competency necessary to improving their success at home, at work, and in the community.

▪ Be over 16 years of age AND not a student in a K-12 school
▪ Attend an orientation and take tests in Reading, Listening / Speaking, and Writing to determine your proficiency level
▪ Pay a $25 registration fee every session
▪ Workplace/Employment: get a job, raise or promotion with positions requiring English
▪ Family: help children with homework and being able to talk to children’s teachers
▪ Community: participate in community events
▪ Academic: preparation for certificate and college degree programs
▪ Civic: to help with the residency and citizenship process
▪ Attend every class and participate in all activities
▪ Do your homeowrk and assignments given by the teacher
▪ Practice! Practice! Practice! - all your English skills OUTSIDE OF CLASS!
▪ Ask questions! We are here to help you learn English.
▪ Follow all policies at SFCC and off-Campus locations where classes meet

For information and to schedule your required information session please contact Adult Education at 505-428-1356.

Hablamos español. Llame al 428-1356.

Elective Classes


         

Students can register for the following classes in addition to their regular level classes:

Extra help for Level 1 students
Reading and Writing Intermediate for Levels 2 & 3

Reading and Writing for Level 4

Reading and Writing Advanced for Levels 5 & 6

Excursions


        

We offer excursions every semester. Places we have been to in the past are local museums, Art venues, and cultural events. Students and their families are always invited to attend.

ESL Study Period


   ESL

Wednesdays, 11:30AM - 1PM, Room 524, SFCC Campus. This class allows the student to bring any issue they are needing help with to the class where we will deconstruct, analyze and explain the issue until the it is understood.

Intercambio


         

Tuesdays, 11:30AM - 1PM, Room 537, SFCC Campus. Pairs or small groups of ESL students and students learning Spanish work together to practice listening and speaking skills. Half the class is conducted in English and the other half is done in Spanish.
 Laura Bank, ESL Program Manager  ▪  505.428.1824  ▪  laura.bank1@sfcc.edu

 Dafyd Rawlings, ESL Program Coordinator  ▪  505.428.1444  ▪  dafyd.rawlings@sfcc.edu