English as a Second Language
Are YOU on the road to academic success?
ENG101 is the way!
AVC ESL's Student Success Scorecard
In 2012-2013 only 5.8% of our ESL students were successfully completing ENG101 (within six years)!
Out of more than 100 California Community Colleges,
the average is 23.6% (and the median is about 17%),
so we are about the 13th lowest performing ESL Department in the state. :(
This means that only about 1-2 ESL students out of a class of 25 are making it through ENG101.
Statewide the average is about 5-6 ESL students out of 25.
What can we do to move more of you ESL students through ENG101?
Aim higher... Dream bigger... YOU can do it!!!
See the California State Student Success Scorecard here:
Because of the continuing budget crisis in California,
from 2008 to 2012 AVC cut many course sections
(about -17.7% campus-wide).
Unfortunately, ESL was cut even more severely than this
(Spring 2012 -22.33%... Fall 2012 -28.15%).
Although the passing of Prop. 30 allowed ESL
regain many of its class sections for Spring 2013,
three more sections have been cut for Fall 2013.
Let's hope that ESL stability and growth are ahead!
Your ESL Schedules are here!
Click here to view ESL courses.
Rate your present and past instructors...
and choose your future instructors!
Another ESL Success Story
Linda Zhu came to the U.S. in 2006. She immediately enrolled in ESL at AVC and then moved on to mainstream courses in the Honors Program. During her years at AVC she was a math tutor in the Learning Center and lived with an American family. Finally, she transfered to UCLA in 2009 and majored in Business Economics. In the Spring of 2011 she graduated, and now she is applying for a job in Singapore where her husband is already working.
Are you another "ESL Success Story"?
Don't give up! You can do it!
In Nandita Das's ESL 029 class, Syrian student Feryal (the 2nd from the right)
stands with her classmates in front of her beautiful fruit sculpture!
The Quest Collection (on the upper west wall of the AVC Library)
is waiting or YOU!
is Online for YOU!
here to learn more about online ESL.
your English reading, writing, grammar, spelling, punctuation, AND computer
Reading/Writing: ESL018, ESL028, and ESL048
Grammar: ESL023, ESL033, and ESL043
Jenison Teaches ESL 030 Students.
learn English in the classroom...
tutoring, and even karaoke!
ESL Success Center
the Learning Center - LC-104)
here for YOU!
ESL SUCCESS CENTER
ESL Learning Specialist Ms. Rega Velinda
Students must have an AVC ID card and be enrolled in an AVC class.
Additionally, native English students can attend to develop and improve their grammar,
spelling, and punctuation skills.
Photo Album of Students and Teachers
ESL Study Center (ESC)
Online: Ready or Not?
Antelope Valley College does NOT accept F1 visa students for ESL classes alone.
We require that students take the TOEFL exam as part of their admissions packet,
and there is a minimum score of 45 for the internet based exam or 450 for the paper based exam.
10 ESL Instructors:
Das Anwar El-Issa
Jordan Jenison Priscilla Jenison Scott Jenison Tova Schilling