April 21, 2005
INFORMATION: John McElwain or John Green, (661) 362-3494 or 3684
College Offers Tuition-Free ESL Classes This Summer
SANTA CLARITA College of the Canyons will be offering on- and off-campus, tuition-free English as a Second Language courses beginning May 23 for those who are looking to strengthen their English communication skills. Various skill level courses will be available, from Pre-Level ESL for students with no English experience to ESL Level 4 for students looking for advanced grammar and conversational skills.
Courses will be held on the main College of the Canyons campus and at the Canyon Country Access Center, but will also be held at other places throughout the community to help meet demand, including:
- Advanced Bionics, 12740 San Fernando Road, Sylmar;
- Santa Clarita Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall;
- Sonshine Christian Church, 22505 14th St., Newhall;
- Valencia Telecenter, 25709 Rye Canyon Road, Santa Clarita.
All courses are tuition-free, but students may have to purchase text-books and parking permits. Students wishing to enroll must attend an orientation session and take an assessment test. Attendees should allow for 90 minutes to complete the process.
Orientations will take place every Monday from 1-3 p.m. at College of the Canyons in Room V-101 beginning April 25 and lasting until May 23, and every Wednesday from 6- 7:30 p.m. at the Sonshine Christian Church beginning May 4 and lasting until May 18.
For more information, call Karen Meyers at (661) 362-3479.