The purpose of our reading program is to provide important reading strategies and help students develop fluency and confidence.  Each class meets two times per week and includes classroom instruction, computer lab time, and individual consultation with instructors.  Students’ reading ability is assessed to determine placement.

Reading Strategies  SMAS/48
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
033401 MW 12:30 – 3:30 pm Weng 1/18 – 4/19 N/A


Reading Fluency   SMAS/45
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
034601 / 034602 MW 12:30 – 3:30 pm Lieban/Brown 1/18 – 4/19 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. Call Marina at 650-556-2105 for times and locations


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 Intermediate level or higher, 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 1/17 – 4/20  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 1/17 – 4/20 N/A