ESL Classes & Levels

At the ESL learning center, we offer a wide range of ESL classes and one on one ESL lessons. Each of our three primary ESL programs are made up of a number of specific ESL classes in which you will take. Some of our programs require specialized ESL lessons that focus on specialized and particular skills such as our TESOL and business English programs. Taking ESL classes is also a great way to meet new people and share in the experience of learning English. You will be taking much of the same classes together and are encouraged to work together as a unit while you learn English. Each of our English classes are taught by certified ESL teachers who will help you reach your goal of learning English. Level placement for ESL classes

Before you are enrolled in ESL classes you are required to take a level placement exam that will determine your current skill level in English. It will test your ability to read, write, speak and listen to an English speaker. The test usually takes about 2.5 hours of your time and comes as part of your ESL tuition. The test is administered by TESOL certified instructors and you will be placed in one out of 4 different categories of English proficiency classes.

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Level 1

This is for our lowest level students with little or no English skills

Level 2

Our intermediate level is designed for students that have a basic grasp on the core skills of English conversation, reading and writing.

Level 3

Our advanced Level is for students that exhibit sufficient English skills including speaking, writing, reading and listening. These students will learn how to make their English sound more natural and begin to learn the finer concepts of the English language.

Level 4

This is our specialized level for those that are in our TESOL program or Business English program. This goes above and beyond the standard English classes and begins to teach you advanced English that will be required in an academic setting or in any specialized situation. This level consists of both ESL classes and individual ESL lessons.

Core ESL classes (levels 1-3)

  • Reading, writing and grammar
  • Listening and speaking
  • Pronunciation and conversation skills
  • Individual ESL lessons (level 4)

TOEFL prep Classes (levels 1-4)

  • Test taking skills
  • Reading and Writing
  • Listening and Speaking
  • Grammar and pronunciation

English for business (levels 1-4)

  • Conversation
  • Business in the United States
  • Reading and Writing
  • Listening and Speaking
  • Public speaking
  • Essential business tools

Skill enhancement courses and electives (levels 2-4)

  • American literature
  • Discover the United States through its literature.

  • Pop Culture
  • Learn about the current trends in the United States

  • History and U.S. Government
  • Learn about the history of the United States and how the government works.

  • Chat Club
  • Mediated English conversation with your classmates.

  • English Film
  • Watch and discuss current and classic American films.

Online ESL classes

We understand that some of our students are not able to attend classes in person for various reasons. Whether you don't have the time in your schedule or you don't live near one of our schools, you will be able to take advantage of our online ESL classes. Our online ESL classes are prepared and taught by our TESOL certified staff and is geared toward teaching you the basics of the English language. By enrolling in our online ESL classes you receive the same entitlements as out other students which includes access to our knowledgeable and TESOL certified staff as well as several online databases that are focused on ESL lessons and classes. You will also have access to our ESL career center in which you can talk to a career professional about how you can make a career for yourself in the United States. Online ESL classes are much more affordable than our in person classes, but they only go up to level 3. Arrangements have been made in the past to set up individual ESL lessons through video chat programs because we believe that in the end, person to person learning is the best way to learn English.

How to Find Us

716 W. San Juan Ave. Suite #330
San Diego, CA 92154
Phone: (858) 371-2316

Student Testimonials

"I attended the TOEFL prep classes at the ESL learning center and I passed the test on my first go. I couldn't have done it without that school."
• Aisha Fukushima

"I got a job in the United States, but my employer said I had to improve my English skills, so I attended the ESL learning center. It seems like I learned in no time!"
• Rina Yamada

School Hours

• Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
• Saturday - Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm

Special Elective Classes Include
  • American History
  • America Literature
  • Pop Culture
  • Current Events
  • Chat Group