English as a Second Language
Are YOU on the road to academic success?
ENGLISH 101 is the way!
(101-numbered courses at AVC are generally college/university level courses,
so they are the foundation for YOUR future certificate and 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 course proposals (ESL050, ESL053, ESL099, ESL/ENGL101SL);
in-class counseling; in-class tutoring; collaboration with other ESL departments, etc.
Think outside of the ESL box... YOU can do it!!!
Expand YOUR dreams! Extend your horizons!
See the California State Student Success Scorecard results here:
Your ESL Schedules are here!
Click here to view ESL courses.
Rate your present and past instructors...
and choose your future instructors!
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.
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!
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: ESL 018, 028, 038, 048, and 058
Grammar: ESL 023, 033, and 043
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