English as a Second Language (ESL) Registration Information

Summer ESL Classes Start on June 21st!

NEW STUDENTS! Steps to Enroll in an Online ESL Class

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

Note: If you have attended ESL classes at San Diego Continuing Education before and have a Student Portal, go to myportal.sdccd.edu 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 - https://sdpss.sdccd.edu/enroll/ 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 - https://myportal.sdccd.edu/
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.

Email: ESLsdce@sdccd.edu
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/Cantonese Carmen 858-324-6136
Chinese/Mandarin/Cantonese Meiyin 619-630-0060
Farsi Faranak 858-412-7557
Farsi Fariba 619-892-8145
Farsi Zakia 619-361-8757
French Jennifer 619-800-5733
Somali Hawa 619-800-5823
Spanish Erick 619-800-5698
Spanish Lily 619-432-5218
Spanish Liz 619-887-4481
Vietnamese Ha 619-880-6676
Vietnamese Nga 619-363-2560

Eligibility

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, SDCEStudentServices@sdccd.edu. 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.

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