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Upcoming Registration for 2014-2015

 Register for ESL classes on:
 

Returning Students only August 18 Morning Registration 10:00 AM Evening Registration 6:00 PM
Returning Students only August 19 Morning Registration 10:00 AM Evening Registration 6:00 PM
Returning Students and New Students August 25 Morning Registration 10:00 AM Evening Registration 6:00 PM
Returning Students and New Students August 26 Morning Registration 10:00 AM Evening Registration 6:00 PM
Returning Students and New Students August 27 Morning Registration 10:00 AM Evening Registration 6:00 PM

 

  * * * * * *Attention* * * * * * 

BEGINNING AUGUST 18TH - NEW LOCATION

401 Pacific Avenue, Alameda, CA

Register at the Library

Cost: $50 

Classes begin Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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.

 

Term 1 begins September 2, 2014

Click this link for our flyer!

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.

 


Daytime

Level Day Time Room Fee
Beginning Literacy M-Th 9:00 am-12 noon  34 $50
Beginning Low M-Th 9:00 am-12 noon  35 $50 
Beginning High M-Th 9:00 am-12 noon  36 $50 
Intermediate Low M-Th 9:00 am-12 noon  26 $50 
Intermediate High M-Th 9:00 am-12 noon  29 $50 
Advanced/Bridge M-Th 9:00 am-12 noon  31 $50 

 

Evening

Level Day Time Room Fee
Beginning Literacy M-Th  6:00-9:00 pm  34 $50
Beginning Low M-Th  6:00-9:00 pm  35 $50 
Beginning High M-Th  6:00-9:00 pm  36 $50 
Intermediate Low M-Th  6:00-9:00 pm  26 $50 
Intermediate High M-Th  6:00-9:00 pm  29 $50 
Advanced/Bridge M-Th  6:00-9:00 pm  31 $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

IICUS

International Institute of California

www.iicus.com

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

(408) 249-1505

Director: Teketel Mulugeta – mulu@iicus.com

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

www.wes.org (online service)

(415) 677-9378

Local contact: Shirley - info@wes.org

SpanTran Educational Services

www.spantran-edu.org

Phone: 713-266-8805 (Texas)

Fax: 713-789-6022

Contact: Samuel Wu – SWu@spantran-edu.org

Translation Services Referrals

American Evaluation & Translation Service

(good for Spanish Language Degrees)

www.aetsinternational.com

(786) 276-8190

Email: info@aetsinternational.com

Lan Do & Associate, LLC

(good for Vietnamese/Asian Language Degrees)

www.ldatranslation.com

(415) 978-2788

Contact: Lan Do or Vivian – lando@ldatranslation.com