English as a Second Language

This website will be remodeled in December, 2016. What features and information need to be on this English as a Second Language page?

Our ESL faculties have been working together to review assessments, rubrics, and student learning outcomes. We are addressing students' needs and gaps and want all ESL students who move from adult schools into the colleges to be prepared to be successful.

Thanks to the dedicated faculty of both systems who worked to contribute to the Three Year Regional Plan and also implementing many of the activities of the 15-16 Annual Plan for SBCAE. Each member selects representatives, working with their Academic Senates, faculty collective bargaining units, and other faculty leaders. These faculty members know the critical importance of language acquisition and immigrant integration. Our plan, validated by the work with our community partners, targets innovative ESL practices to fill gaps, better alignment among systems, and joint professional development for teachers. NEWS for Summer 2016: SBCAE is the proud co-sponsor of the re-design of http://immigrantinfo.org/

Organization Faculty
East Side Adult Education Shawn Tran Mali Vafai
Campbell Adult and Community Education Leslie Johnson-Tatsuta Karen Weldon
Milpitas Adult Education Patti Gairaud - Co-Chair Reva Larson Thanh Thao Nguyen
Santa Clara Adult Education Carla Marchello Bill Kyle
Silicon Valley Adult Education Kitty Stenson Valerie Kiadeh
San Jose City College Novella Simonson Leslie Rice
Evergreen Valley College Lana Strickland/Kathy Jasper Cecil Lawson
West Valley College Ellen Goldman - Co-Chair Ann Marie Wasserbauer
Mission College Amelia Akers-Martin Kirti Venkatasawmy

In addition to the many ESL classes at the colleges and adult school in our region, many of our community-based organizations offer ESL services. The County of Santa Clara’s Office of Immigrant Relations and Integration Services has supported the following website which can be searched for ESL classes in all communities.