You are at the right college! You are in the right ESL Program!
For the 2013 & 2016 Califonia Community Colleges Student Success Scorecards, the Cypress College ESL Program was ranked #2 of the 113 community colleges in California for successful completion from ESL to English 100! Our ranking for the 2012 & 2016 Scorecards was also equally strong, and our Five-Year report demonstrates that our program has a solid history of successfully preparing non-native students for English 100. So, if you are hoping to build your English skills, Cypress College ESL is the place for you!
As a part of the Language Arts Division, the Cypress College ESL Department offers the sequence of credit courses which prepares non-native English speakers for success in their college courses across the campus. The core courses are academically rigorous and academically-oriented in order to prepare students for English 100, certificate programs, and other academic goals.
Five of the seven core courses are degree-applicable with either UC/CSU or CSU transferability, and because they are integrated, multi-skill courses, they are inherently accelerated over traditional ESL sequences which require students to take separate reading, writing, and/or grammar courses.
Our experienced faculty come from a wide variety of backgrounds and understand what it takes to prepare students for college-level competence in a language that may be their second, third, or even fourth!