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English/ESL Department

English Department Mission Statement

The Santa Ana College English Department provides numerous opportunities for students to develop and improve the reading, critical thinking, and writing skills required to succeed at their chosen careers, to meet the rigors of the writing demands at four-year transfer institutions, and to foster lifelong learning and an appreciation of literature.
ESL Department Mission Statement
Students who complete the English for Multilingual Students program will demonstrate effective academic writing skills in terms of writing fluency, critical thinking, and reading skills.

Department Chairs

Matthew Beyersdorf
Office: VL-210-5
Phone: (714) 564-6538


Elissa Hassel
Office: VL-210-10
Phone: (714)564-6513



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: