FINDING A JOB (For ESL Students)
Acknowledgement of Grant Support|
“This program has been made possible in part by a grant from the Immigrant Integration Fund grantmaking strategy of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.”
Learn effective job search techniques that can help you get a job! This class provides instruction, support, coaching and counseling for persons seeking employment. Learn to complete job applications, write cover letters and resumes. Students will also learn to use a variety of job search methods including extensive use of online resources, with  weekly access to the computer lab. In addition, students will practice effective job interview skills while learning the cultural aspects of finding work in the United States. This class is for non-native English speakers. Minimum ESL proficiency required.

Intermediate/Advanced Levels

7-Week Session SMAS/27
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
031602 WTh 12:30 – 3:30 pm Lee/Finkelstein 8/30 – 10/12 N/A


7 Week Session SMAS/27
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
031602 WTh 12:30 – 3:30 pm Lee/Finkelstein 10/25 – 12/14 N/A


SMAS/27  Drop-in’s welcomed. No appointment needed
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
031601 W 8:00 – 12:00 pm Lee/Finkelstein Open Entry  N/A


This course will help students make a plan to pursue a career pathway. Through self-discovery activities, interest surveys and career assessments, students will identify personality type, skills and work values.  Students will then research careers, reflect on solutions to barriers to success and define and clarify career goals to make an informed plan.

SMAS – Mercury
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
064901 MW 12:30 – 2:30 pm Hernandez 9/11 – 11/8 N/A


Reading Fluency   SMAS/45
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees

Reading Plus is a self-paced online reading program which helps students increase their fluency and reading comprehension. Enrollment in Reading Plus requires a weekly two hour commitment, either at home, or at the Adult School. To register, students must meet with a teacher for initial assessment and enrollment in the program. For more information please contact the registrar, Marina Kravtsova 650-558-2105.


This class is designed for students who want to improve their basic skills in writing.   In this class, we will start at the sentence level with simple sentences and then move to compound and complex sentences.   We will also work on basic paragraph structure including topic sentence, supporting sentences and concluding sentences.   There will be writing practice in every class as well as error analysis.  We will review errors in verb tense, word order, word form, word choice, connecting words, prepositions and articles.  We will also focus on effective punctuation.  The class is intended for ESL students who are at the High Beginning level or above, as well as students who are in the GED and High School Diploma programs.

SMAS – Room 41
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
033201 TTh 12:30 – 3:30 pm Brown 8/29 – 12/14  N/A


This class is designed as a class for students preparing to attend community college.  The curriculum focuses on academic writing for students who have mastered writing basic sentences and are ready to move onto paragraphs and essays.  In this class, you will review basic paragraph structure, acquire academic vocabulary, brainstorm ideas, learn to organize your thoughts using a variety of graphic organizers, and write and revise your work.  This class is intended for Low and High Advanced ESL students, as well as students in the GED and High School Diploma programs.  Commitment to attend all classes is highly recommended.


SMAS – Room 23
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
031101 TTh 12:30 – 3:30 pm Sparks 8/29 – 12/14 N/A