MiraCosta College offers three different ESL programs to fit your learning needs.
Each program is designed for different levels and learning outcomes. Please see our
programs below to find out which is best for you.
Noncredit ESL is for students who want to:
Improve their English skills in order to get a job or get a better job; improve their English to take credit ESL and other academic and/or career preparation classes; communicate better in English; become U.S. citizens; help their children with homework.
Credit ESL supports students enrolled in both:
Credit and Noncredit programs as MiraCosta College. All of our courses are offered as both Credit and Noncredit, so students choose the option that works best for them. Overall, our program is designed for students who: want to earn college credits toward an associate’s degree; want to improve their English for success in college classes, at work, or in the community; need higher-level English skills; enjoy the flexibility of attending classes one or two days per week or online.
This intensive ESL program is designed for:
International students with an F-1 or Visitor Visa. Students must have a minimum of one-year English language training at the high school or college level; want TOEFL test preparation or have not yet passed the TOEFL; Want college preparation or a pathway to US colleges; Want language immersion, small class sizes and individualized instruction; Want to learn about and experience United States culture.