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ESL and Citizenship

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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Our program offers in-person ESL classes at basic levels at MVLA Adult School (333 Moffett Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043) and the Mountain View Senior Center (266 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94040). Regular attendance is required for all ESL classes. 
 
Class Time
Location
Levels
Mon-Fri, 9:00AM-12:00PM
MVLA Adult School
Beginning Literacy to Advanced (6 levels)
Mon-Thurs, 12:30PM-3:30PM
MVLA Adult School
Beginning High to Advanced Low (4 levels)
Mon-Thurs, 6:00PM-9:00PM
MVLA Adult School
Beginning Literacy to Advanced (6 levels)
Mon, Thurs, Fri, 9:00AM-10:30AM
Mountain View Senior Center
Beginning (multi-level, 55+)
Mon, Thurs, Fri 10:45AM-12:15PM
Mountain View Senior Center
Intermediate (multi-level, 55+)
 
If you have completed the ESL program at another California Adult School, you have taken many years of English classes as part of your elementary and secondary education (6 or more), or you have taken college or university classes in your country or the USA, our classes will not meet your needs. Please DO NOT sign up for testing as you will not get a place in a class. Please visit our partner colleges (fhda.edu or foothill.edu) for more advanced ESL options. We cannot offer classes to students who are visiting California for short-term stays.
 
Students interested in ESL classes at MVLA Adult School will be required to take a placement test on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 (9:00AM, 12:30PM, or 6:00PM). You must register for the test in advance and test registration will be open starting January 3. Space is limited. Questions can be directed to mvlaeslprogram@gmail.com or 650-940-1333.
 
No walk-ins will be allowed for testing. Everyone who comes to our school must wear a mask the whole time. Please do not bring any children into the school. Additional test dates in 2022 are February 2, March 9, April 27.
 

If you are interested in taking an English class at the Mountain View Senior Center, you can test on-site at the senior center on the second Friday of each month at 10:45AM. 2022 test dates: Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8.

 

Please contact mvlaeslprogram@gmail.com or 650-940-1333 for more information.

CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION

There are two options for U.S. Citizenship Preparation classes: one online and one in person.
 
Thursdays, 12:30PM-3:30PM: IN PERSON at MVLA Adult School 
Mondays, 6:00PM-9:00PM: ONLINE (via Zoom)
 
There is no test for joining Citizenship class, but you should be a permanent resident eligible for U.S. citizenship and be planning to send your application in the next year or so. Classes are taught at an Intermediate English level. Please contact mvlaeslprogram@gmail.com or 650 940-1333 if you are interested in signing up for either class. 
 

ESL TUTORING

We're looking for volunteers to tutor in the ESL program to help students with writing. Commitment for 1 hour, once a week - both morning (9:15-10:15AM) and evening (6:15-7:15PM) needed. No previous experience required. Please contact our Transition Adviser Gina at gina.riccitelli@mvla.net or 650-940-1333 ext. 4014.