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 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||ESL Center, tutoring, workshops, conversation groups, pronunciation groups, language exchange program.||ESL turoing at the Student Success Center.|
|Attendane 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||ESL, ESLV and/or career technical education and/or high school equivalency classes|
1570 E. Colorado Blvd. C247
Pasadena, CA 91106
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Pasadena, CA 91107
Still not sure if Credit ESL is right for you?
Still not sure? Contact the Language and ESL division for more information and to have your questions answered!