Welcome to the ESL Department

Build Your English Skills!

The English as a Second Language (ESL) academic English program at Golden West College will help you improve your communication skills needed to earn an associate degree and/or transfer to a university of your choice.

Why Study ESL?

English skills are essential to achieving many academic, professional and personal goals – whether you live in Huntington Beach, Westminster, Midway City, or elsewhere. 

Golden West College offers ESL courses at multiple levels to help develop and improve your English abilities in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. You can apply these skills to earning a college degree, advancing in your job or career, or succeeding in other goals.

Who Do We Serve?

Students from all ages, cultures, and educational backgrounds enroll in our classes in order to improve their English to accomplish their own goals.

We serve multilingual students, non-native speakers, long-term residents, and international students who need instruction in the English language.

Our Mission

Our mission is to foster language learning for all English language learners (including immigrants, refugees, native-born, and international) across the campus, and to prepare them to express themselves effectively, gain further education, succeed in the workplace, and contribute effectively to our communities. We imagine a campus and community that is enriched by the unique voices of its English language learners.

Why Golden West College?

  • Nationally accredited.
  • Affordable. Financial aid and payment plans are available to students who qualify.
  • An experienced, professional faculty. All faculty have at least a Master's and/or doctorate in Foreign and Second Language education.
  • Multiple levels of English instruction.
  • Free Internet access on campus.
  • Scheduled on campus to have the college experience.
  • Classes offered in the mornings and afternoons.

ESL Courses and Course Sequence

We'd like you visit the Course Catalog to see our current class offerings.