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Welcome to the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program!

English as a Second Language Program:

  • helps non-English or limited English speaking adults survive in an English speaking community.

  • provides communication skills and cultural knowledge necessary for daily living in an English speaking community.

  •  provide instruction on how to get and keep a job, how to get medical help, and how to understand basic government rules.

  • prepares Intermediate 3 students with skills for transfer to a college or university.

  • offers citizenship preparation instruction.

  • leads to future opportunities by preparing students for:


There are seven levels in the ​English as a Second Language (ESL) Program:

Click on a level for more information

​Intermediate 1
Beginning 3
Beginning 2
Beginning 1
​ESL Literacy

ESL/Family Literacy

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ESL/Family Literacy Beginning 1

ESL/Family Literacy Beginning 2

ESL/Family Literacy Beginning 3




Additional classes for students in Beginning 3 and all Intermediate classes: 

 Classes for all ESL students:
Saturday Classes:
There are Saturday classes at Centennial Education Center (CEC) for those students who cannot attend Monday through Friday.  Hours are from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.




Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: