Antelope Valley College

English as a Second Language

Are YOU on the road to academic success?

ENGLISH 101SL is the way!

(101-numbered courses at AVC are generally college/university level courses,

so they are the foundation for YOUR future certificate and/or degree programs.)

AVC's ESL Student Success Scorecard

For 2014 only 6.8% of our ESL students successfully completed ENGL101 (within six years)!

(Out of more than 100 California Community Colleges, the average was 27.1%.)

For 2013 only 5.8% of our ESL students successfully completed ENGL101 (within six years)!

(Out of more than 100 California Community Colleges, the average was 23.6%.)

This means that at AVC only a few ESL students out of a class of 25 are successfully completing ENGL101.

We can do so much better!

What can we do to move more of our ESL students through ENGL101?!?

We are trying many new actions which may help.

Some of these include:

New advanced/academic courses (ESL050P, ESL053, ESL099, ESL/ENGL101SL);

in-class counseling; in-class tutoring; etc.

Think outside of the ESL box... YOU can do it!!!

Expand YOUR dreams and horizons!

See the California State Student Success Scorecard results here:





Vocabulary and


Reading and



Pronunciation Skills


Writing Skills


Level 7

ENGL 101SL (3 units) *


Academic Composition 7

Level 6

ESL 099 (4 units) *


Advanced Composition 6

Level 5

ESL 050P(4 units) **

ESL 053 (3 units) **

ESL 058 (3 units)


ESL Vocab. & Pron. 5

ESL Grammar 5

ESL Read. & Writ. 5

Level 4

ESL 040 (4 units)

ESL 043 (3 units)

ESL 048 (3 units)


ESL Vocab. & Pron. 4

ESL Grammar 4

ESL Read. & Writ. 4

Level 3

ESL 030 (4 units)

ESL 033 (3 units)

ESL 038 (3 units)


ESL Vocab. & Pron. 3

ESL Grammar 3

ESL Read. & Writ. 3

Level 2

ESL 020 (4 units)

ESL 023 (3 units)

ESL 028 (3 units)


ESL Vocab. & Pron. 2

ESL Grammar 2

ESL Read. & Writ. 2

Level 1

ESL 018 (3 units)

ESL 019 (5 units)


ESL Read. & Writ. 1

ESL Skills Building 1

* ENGL 101SL and ESL 099 are scheduled to begin in Spring 2015.

** ESL 050P and ESL 053 are scheduled to begin in Fall 2015.

Your ESL Schedules are here!

Click here to view ESL courses.

Rate your present and past instructors...

and choose your future instructors!


ESL Student Spotlight - Aida Walls

Aida Walls is a great example of an ESL student who was determined to succeed in ESL, English 101, and beyond!

Click here to read her story.

ESL Student Spotlight - Linda Zhu

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 future ESL Student Spotlight?

Don't give up! You can do succeed!

The Quest Collection (on the upper west wall of the AVC Library)

is waiting or YOU!

English Empowers!

ESL is Online for YOU!

Click here to learn more about online ESL.

Improve your English reading, writing, grammar, spelling, punctuation, AND computer skills!

ESL Reading/Writing: ESL 018, 028, 038, 048, and 058

ESL Grammar: ESL 023, 033, 043, and 053

Priscilla Jenison Teaches ESL 030 Students.

ESL is Everywhere!


We learn English in the classroom...

on computers...

and with...

         software,            tutoring,       and even karaoke!

The ESL Success Center

(in the Learning Center - LC-104)

is here for YOU!


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.

Our Internet Links:

Our ESL Internet Links


Our ESL Courses


 Our College


Our ESL Department Chair, Scott Jenison


Our Photo Album of Students and Teachers


Our ESL Study Center (ESC)


Our World Culture EXPO 2011


2007 Teaching/Touring of China


ESL Online: Ready or Not?


Email Scott Jenison with your general comments or questions at:


If you are a prospective resident/immigrant student,

Email Luis Echeverria with your comments or questions at:


If you are a prospective non-resident/international student,

Email Edward Arndt with your comments or questions at:


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.

Tips and Steps for ESL Students

Tips and Steps for ESL Students (SPANISH)

Our 10 ESL Instructors:


 Stephen Burries           Mike Climo           Nandita Das         Anwar El-Issa         Elye Fain


  Jordan Jenison     Priscilla Jenison     Scott Jenison      Tova Schilling       Rega Velinda