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Welcome to Global Languages and Society


Open this Zoom Link during our office hours to speak with a representative.
Se habla español.

Office Hours

​​​                                                    Monday:         9 AM - 12 PM

                                                    Tuesday:         9 AM - 2 PM

                                                    Wednesday:   9 AM - 2 PM

                                                    Thursday:       9 AM - 2 PM

                                                    Friday:             9 AM - 4 PM


Department Chair's Message

Welcome to the Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC) website for Global Languages and Society. This department includes the disciplines of English as a Second Language (ESL, credit and noncredit), Global Languages, Linguistics, and Sociology.
Currently, LAMC is offering courses online in order to keep students and faculty safe from COVID 19. Please explore our department's website, and please contact us if you have any questions. We hope that you will join us soon!
L. Jacob Skelton

Department Chair
Los Angeles Mission College
424-256-5211 (Remote Office Phone)

For more details about Credit ESL and Noncredit ESL, please read the program descriptions below. 


English/ESL Placement

NEW ESL STUDENTS: For information about placement into credit or noncredit ESL, new students should contact the Department Chair, Jacob Skelton, or the Department Secretary, Richard Lam, for an appointment. 

ESL Non-Credit

I want to…
  • study basic to intermediate ESL.
  • use English in my community.
  • study for the USCIS Citizenship Exam.
  • learn ESL for personal development.
  • get an entry-level job in English.
Click here for more information about the Noncredit ESL Program.

Phone: 818-364-7774

ESL Credit

I want to…
  • study intermediate to advanced ESL.
  • use English for academic purposes.
  • get a certificate or degree at LAMC.
  • transfer to a university.
  • get a professional-level job in English.
Click here for more information about the Credit ESL Program.

Phone: 818-364-7722

Contact Us

Department Chair
E.S.L. Faculty

Jacob Skelton

Office #: 818-364-7678

Remote #: 424-256-5211

E.S.L. Faculty

Michael Climo


Department Vice Chair
Spanish Faculty

Mario Escobar



Richard Lam


Sociology Faculty

Myriam Levy


E.S.L. Faculty

Cindy Luis


E.S.L. Faculty

Riye Park


E.S.L. Faculty

Gary Prostak