Benefits of ESL Program



Why take ESL at SMC?

  • SMC's academic ESL courses will help you succeed in English 1 and other courses to insure your successful graduation from SMC or transfer to a university.

  • SMC's academic ESL courses will help you correct your language errors in order to write and speak more effective English.

  • SMC's ESL professors have special professional training in teaching students whose native language is not English.

  • SMC's academic ESL courses will enable you to study with other ESL students from around the world in a safe and friendly atmosphere.

  • SMC's academic ESL courses are similar to courses you would take at a university like UCLA; these courses are more challenging than high school and adult school ESL classes.

Strengths of the SMC ESL Program


What's the difference between academic ESL department and English department classes?