English as a Second Language

Welcome to the English as a Second Language department here at Palomar College. Start here; go anywhere.

With us, you can learn or improve your conversation skills, pronunciation, and academic reading and writing. You can learn English from the beginning or improve the skills you already have. The ESL Department also offers Career Track ESL courses that allow you to gain the specific English skills you need for careers such as Dental Assisting, Office Systems, Cosmetology, and Automotive Engineering. We offer credit and non-credit courses.

You can find ESL courses on the following campuses: San Marcos, Escondido, Fallbrook, and Ramona.

We also offer citizenship courses and courses in the Instituto Nacional para la Educación de los Adultos program.