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English as a Second Language

Learn English at Mission College

Mission College's award-winning ESL program offers a variety of classes in reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, listening/speaking, and accent modification. Five levels of ESL, from high beginning to advanced, will help you improve your English skills and build your confidence on the job, in school, and in the community.

Mission College offers day, evening, weekend, and online classes. We have classes that fit your schedule.

Each semester you may choose from over 80 sections. Our experienced and friendly instructors will help you achieve your educational and career goals.

Mission's state-of-the-art language lab is among the best in the Bay Area. The Academic Support Center provides individualized instruction and tutoring. Students who complete the highest level of ESL are eligible to receive a certificate of achievement.

Type of ESL Programs

  • Improve your English skills to earn a certificate, degree, or transfer to a four-year college.
  • For high-beginning to advanced students in an academic setting.
  • Improve your English skills to get a better job.
  • Communicate more successfully in English in your everyday life.
  • Find out more about our Credit ESL program
  • Begin learning English right away.
  • Improve your English and later enroll in Credit ESL.
  • Improve your English to get a job or a better job.
  • Communicate better in English in everyday life.
  • Find out more about our Non-Credit ESL program


What is Next After Learning English?

Mission College has a number of programs to continue your education after you have improved your English, they include:

Mission College’s ESL department is an exciting place to learn!