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English as a Second Language (ESL)
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Guillermo Colls
Lead Faculty*
Office Hours: B-355
Phone: (619) 660-4641



Program Information

English As A Second Language (ESL) classes are designed to improve:

  • Reading English
  • Writing English
  • English Grammar
  • Listening
  • Speaking skills

Learning English will help students attain employment or pursue degree and certificate programs that use English as the language of instruction.

The ESL program is divided into 5 levels. Students should see a counselor to select additional courses in other areas for which their language skills will be acceptable.

  • Level 1- Basic College ESL
  • Level 2- Beginning College ESL
  • Level 3- Low Intermediate College ESL
  • Level 4- High-Intermediate College ESL
  • Level 5- Advanced College ESL

Students will receive an "ESL Certificate of Completion" when they complete ESL Level 4 with a "B" or better else after completing ESL level 5 with a grade of "C" or better or Pass.

See course descriptions in the left menu for more information.

Our faculty has years of professional experience. Each instructor is well-qualified in specific fields and has a wealth of practical knowledge and skill to share with students.

Classes are usually of a size that provides for individualized attention in a professional learning environment.

Last Updated: 02/12/2019


Roula Aoneh
Chandra Beal

Guillermo Colls
Alison Colls
Chris Corte
Hayfa Daley
Mary Donan

Peggie Daley

Rawya ElMalt
Stephanie Frame
David Garret

Julie Graboi
Debra Hills
Abedin Jamal

Susan Kauffman
Hala Masri
Stephanie Lange-Velasquez
Jaime Lenke
Manuel Mancillas-Gomez
Lyn Neylon-Craft
Ken Oberlander
Brian Pound
Karen Salerni

Kevin Staff
Brooke Stern
Olga Sukhanova
Garibaldi Terrones
Gamze Tufekci
Rose To

Laurie Woods
Yuki Yamamoto

Specialty Lab Technician II ESL
Alejandro Centanino


                                             Cuyamaca College ESL

                                                   Boost Pathway



ESL 50

(Grammar companion course required with 50)

This is a Pass / No pass class

ESL 1A & 1AG

(Grammarcompanion course required with 1A)

Prerequisite Pass in ESL 80 or Placement into ESL 096,100 or 1A




Pass or C grade or higher in ESL 103; a B grade or higher in ESL 1A; a C grade or higher in ESL 1B; or equivalent placement in ESL 106 or ESL 2A.


ENG 120 or ENG 120-20



Guillermo Colls
Lead Faculty*
Office Hours: B-355
Phone: (619) 660-4641

  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District