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English as a Second Language​

Is the ESL program for you?  If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, then the ESL test is probably the right choice for you.  

  • Did you graduate from high school in another country? 
  • If you graduated from an American high school, did you take ESL there? 
  • Were you born and raised in another country? 
  • Do you mostly speak a language other than English at home? 

English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are designed to help students learn English and reach their various goals: enhance their academic writing and reading skills, improve their English language skills for work, and communicate more effectively in society.
Follow these steps to be ready to enroll in the ESL courses:

​​Step 1) Complete the online admissions application
​Step 2) Complete the ESL Gui​ded Self-Placement Tool​
​Step 3) Meet with a Counselor or Educational Advisor who will help you understand your placements.

You can take ESL credit courses or ESL non-credit courses, based on your academic goal.
English as a Second Language Credit and Non-Credit Path

​For more information about the ESL placement, please contact:

Email: NorcoEC@norcocollege.edu                                                            Engagement Center Office Hours
Call​: ​  (951) 372-7176                                                                                              Mon & Wed:    8 am to 6 pm
Text:  (951) 336-1883                                                                                        Tue, Thur &  Fri:    8 am to 4 pm