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Upcoming Registration for 2014-2015

Upcoming registration dates:


January 20, 21, 28

Feb 4 & 11

at 10:00 am OR 6:00 pm


ESL Term 4 (March 30 - June 3)


March 24, 25

April 1, 8 & 15

November 5, 12, & 19
at 10:00 am OR 6:00 pm


401 Pacific Avenue, Alameda, CA


Cost: $50 


Please bring cash, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) to pay for the registration fee if you are placed in a class. No refunds.
Late students will NOT be admitted.
Orientation/assessment process takes approximately two to three hours.


2014-2015 Terms


ESL terms are 9 weeks long.


Term Dates
1 September 2, 2014 - October 31, 2014
2 November 3, 2014 - January 23, 2015
3 January 26, 2015 - March 27, 2015
4 March 30, 2015 - June 5, 2015

Class Descriptions

ESL beginning-literacy level

Students who enter this level are unable to read or write in English. They may have limited verbal English proficiency.


ESL beginning-low level

Students enter the beginning-low level with little or no ability to read or write English. They are unable to function unassisted in situations requiring spoken English.


ESL beginning-high level

Students enter the beginning-high level with limited ability to read and write English; their use of English is limited to speaking English in situations related to their immediate needs.


ESL intermediate-low level

Students enter the intermediate-low level with enough ability in the use of English to function satisfactorily in basic survival situations related to their needs.


ESL intermediate-high level

Students enter the intermediate-high level with enough ability in the use of English to function independently in most situations.


ESL advanced-bridge

Students enter the advanced level with enough ability in the use of English to function effectively in familiar and unfamiliar social, community, work and academic situations.



Level Day Time Room Fee
Beginning Literacy M-Th 9:00 am-12 noon 105 $50
Beginning Low M-Th 9:00 am-12 noon 120 $50 
Beginning High M-Th 9:00 am-12 noon 121 $50 
Intermediate Low M-Th 9:00 am-12 noon 122 $50 
Intermediate High M-Th 9:00 am-12 noon 107 $50 
Advanced/Bridge M-Th 9:00 am-12 noon 103 $50 



Level Day Time Room Fee
Beginning Literacy M-Th  6:00-9:00 pm 105 $50
Beginning Low M-Th  6:00-9:00 pm 120 $50 
Beginning High M-Th  6:00-9:00 pm 121 $50 
Intermediate Low M-Th  6:00-9:00 pm 122 $50 
Intermediate High M-Th  6:00-9:00 pm 107 $50 
Advanced/Bridge M-Th  6:00-9:00 pm 103 $50  

Transcript Evaluation Services

The following is a list of evaluation & translation services. This list is by no means complete; it is published as a service to international students seeking evaluation services. It is not meant to be an endorsement of any kind. The choice of service is the responsibility of the individual student.

Transcript Evaluation Services


International Institute of California

Address: 3550 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite #310, San Jose, CA - 95117

(408) 249-1505

Director: Teketel Mulugeta –

Peralta Students get a 10% discount from International Institute of California Evaluation Services. Students must write on the check “Peralta Student”.

World Education Services, Inc (online service)

(415) 677-9378

Local contact: Shirley -

SpanTran Educational Services

Phone: 713-266-8805 (Texas)

Fax: 713-789-6022

Contact: Samuel Wu –

Translation Services Referrals

American Evaluation & Translation Service

(good for Spanish Language Degrees)

(786) 276-8190


Lan Do & Associate, LLC

(good for Vietnamese/Asian Language Degrees)

(415) 978-2788

Contact: Lan Do or Vivian –