Is Credit ESL for me?
At PCC, there are two ESL programs - the Credit ESL program and the Noncredit ESL program. Both programs offer English as a second language classes for those whose first language is not English. However, there are many differences between the programs. Use the chart below to see which one is best for you!
||Vocational ESL (ESLV) for a variety of careers, conversation, grammar, vocabulary development, and writing.|
|Placement||LOEP - Contact the languages division to make an appointment.||CELSA - Contact the Noncredit ESL program at the CEC to schedule a placement examination|
|Support services||Writing Support Center, tutoring, workshops, conversation groups, pronunciation groups.||ESL tutoring at the Liberal Arts Success Center.|
|Attendance Requirements||Students must start at the beginning of the semester.||Students may start at any time during the semester.|
|Students study||ESL and other academic classes||
|Contact||English and Language Studies Division
1570 E. Colorado Blvd. C245
Pasadena, CA 91106
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3035 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107