ESL Registration Information

New classes are beginning in February, March, and April!

NEW STUDENTS! Steps to Enroll in an Online ESL Class

Call the ESL Help Desk (below) or email us at if you have questions. Please click here to see the classes we are offering this spring.

Note: If you have attended ESL classes at San Diego Continuing Education before and have a Student Portal, go to to update your application, skip steps 1-3, and go to step 4.

Steps If you need help…
Complete the application. Online Student Application and Registration. Your Student ID number is: ______________. Watch this video. Set English or your language subtitles in “Settings.”
Find email from SDCCD.
Create your student account - Read these instructions.
Introduce yourself.
Answer this questionnaire.
A friend or family member may help you with the questionnaire.
What class is correct for you?
How much can you write in English?
Write about a picture.
Make an appointment to speak English on the phone.
Start here.
Watch this video. Set English or your language subtitles in “Settings.” No help with writing!
On your appointment day, answer the phone call from the school. An instructional assistant will help you enroll in classes.
How much can you speak in English?
Register for your class -
Be ready to use a computer. See instructions on How to Enroll for a Class.
Have fun studying online!

ESL Help Desk

Please contact us if you have questions.

Call: Mon, Tues or Wed
8:30am – 1:00pm or 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Call in your language or in English. Leave a message.

Language Assistant Call Number
Arabic/Russian Nadia 619-800-8065
Chinese Carmen 858-324-6136
Chinese Fei 619-354-9126
Chinese Rita 858-324-4278
Farsi Zakia 619-361-8757
Farsi Faranak 858-412-7557
French Jennifer 619-800-5733
Somali Hawa 619-800-5823
Somali/Swahili Asha 619-800-3193
Spanish Erick 619-800-5698
Spanish Lily 619-432-5218
Spanish Liz 619-887-4481
Spanish Al 619-839-9113
Spanish/Arabic Ivonne 619-839-9723
Vietnamese Nga 619-363-2560
Vietnamese Ha 619-880-6676
Vietnamese Linh 619-800-8110


If you are 18 or older and a resident of California, you may attend classes. If you are under 18 and a high school graduate, married, or in the military, and a resident of California, you may also attend. Contact Student Services if you have questions about attending classes, Regulations set by USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) prohibit individuals in the U.S. with an F-1, B-1 or B-2 (visitor) visa, or with a border crossing card from attending Continuing Education classes.

Mission: San Diego College of Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse adult learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to college. read more »