English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Program Details

  • Operates on a semester

  • Open-entry, open-exit basis

  • Offers three levels of instruction for ESL learners

  • Grammar and conversation are taught

All persons 18 years of age and older, regardless of their educational background, are welcome to participate.  Classes are offered at the main campus in Joshua Tree and aboard the Marine Corps base in Twentynine Palms.

Getting Started/How to Apply

  1. Click here to Apply Online! 
  2. Click on Create My Account. You will need an email address to do this.
  3. Once you have created an account continue to application.
  4. Once the application is completed, please select the current semester year.
  5. Please understand that it will take 24 hours to process.
  6. Go to the SSC and fill out required paperwork.
  7. Attend orientation (May take up to 3 hours)
  8. Start your Classes!

We offer Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced ESL classes. Once our instructor has met you, she will determine which course you should be in. For more information call 760.366.3791 ext. 4246

ESL Schedule

Beginning ESL (DE – 302) Tutoring available after each class period.

8 – 9:30 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Intermediate ESL (DE – 305)

9:45 – 11:15 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Advanced ESL (DE – 308)

11:30 am – 1 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Summer Schedule

Beginning ESL (DE – 302)

9 – 10:15 am Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Intermediate ESL (DE – 305)

10:30 – 11:45 am Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Student Success Center is
located near the Bell Center

Click here for map

ESL Class Photo

Student Success Center Staff