ESL: English as a Second Language

Build your English skills to help you reach your academic and career goals.

Our ESL program and courses are designed to help you:

  • Improve your English reading, writing, grammar, listening, and speaking skills;
  • Be prepared to take college-level English courses;
  • Improve your English skills for gaining employment, job advancement, or exploring new careers and job certificates.

See what our former students have to say about the ESL program!


Is Chabot College ESL Right For Me?
Our ESL program is ideal for students who:
  1. Have already studied English at an adult school or high school for at least two or three years; and,
  2. Can read short articles and write short paragraphs.

If you have only studied English for a short time, an adult school class is probably best for you. 

Read this guide and learn more.



Visit the ESL Language Center

  • Assistance with your ESL classes and homework
  • Practice English in our conversation groups
  • and much more...

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