Welcome to Credit ESL at LAMC!
The purpose of Credit English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program is to prepare students for college-level reading and writing, to transfer to a university, and/or prepare for professional-level employment.Credit ESL courses are designed for intermediate to advanced-level English language learners. Students who need beginning or basic ESL or simply ESL for personal development should consider the Noncredit ESL program.
Students must pay tuition (in-state or out-of-state rates) to take Credit ESL courses; however, financial aid
is available to people who qualify.
LAMC offers 15 Credit ESL courses, 5 levels (low-intermediate, high-intermediate, low-advanced, high-advanced, college-level) in three different skill areas (Grammar/Writing, Reading/Vocabulary, Listening/Speaking). See
the Credit ESL Program Flowchart below:
|Grammar and Writing
||Reading and Vocabulary
||Listening and Speaking
|ESL 8 – College-Level
||ESL 7B – College-Level
|ESL 6A – High Advanced
||ESL 6B – High Advanced*
||ESL 6C – High Advanced*
|ESL 5A – Low Advanced
||ESL 5B – Low Advanced*
||ESL 5C – Low Advanced*
|ESL 4A – High Intermediate
||ESL 4B – High Intermediate*
||ESL 4C – High Intermediate*
|ESL 3A – Low Intermediate
||ESL 3B – Low Intermediate*
||ESL 3C – Low Intermediate*
*Courses must be taken together.
To find your ESL level, or to go directly to English 101, please follow these steps:
NEW LAMC students must first apply to the college. After you apply and receive your Student ID Number, please return to Step 2.
Make an appointment for Guided Self-Placement. Contact Professor Jacob Skelton at email@example.com or call 818-293-8795.