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ESL and Citizenship

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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Medical Terminology for Advanced ESL 

Are you an Advanced ESL student who would like to start a career in Healthcare? This course is meant for students who speak and write English as a Second Language (ESL) at the Intermediate High or Advanced ESL level. Would you like to learn medical terminology,  earn college credit and attend MVLA Healthcare programs for FREE?

Orientation Dates:
Friday, February 16, 9:00 - 11:30AM
Friday, March 8, 9:00 - 11:30AM
Monday, March 15, 9:00 - 11:30AM 
*LAST DAY TO REGISTER MARCH 14.

Click here to see if you qualify and to register for an orientation.

Click here for the Medical Terminology for Advanced ESL Spring Flyer


ESL Placement Test Registration

All new ESL students must take a placement test in person. Mountain View and Los Altos residents have priority. Residents of other cities will be accommodated if there is space. Students must pre-register for the test in person at MVLA Adult School (333 Moffett Blvd, Mountain View). It is not possible to register over the phone. Space is limited. No walk-ins are allowed for testing. Please do not bring any children on the day of testing. Students must be available to stay for the whole testing period.
 
ALL ESL PLACEMENT TESTS IN MARCH ARE NOW FULL. We do not have any additional tests scheduled at this time. Please check our website on May 1, 2024* to learn about our next placement test.  
 
*Please note: May 1 is not a day for registration or testing. It is only a date when we will be announcing the next placement test information.
 
Questions can be directed to mvlaeslprogram@gmail.com or 650-940-1333.
 
Students should not sign up for testing if they:
  • completed the highest levels of ESL at another adult school or college
  • have taken six or more years of English classes as part of their elementary or secondary education
  • are visiting California for a short-term stay
 
These students should visit MVLA's partner colleges for more advanced ESL options. 
 

CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION

 
SCHEDULE 
Class Time Location Levels Dates
Mon, 6:00PM-9:00PM Online (Zoom) Taught in intermediate English Classes are ongoing 
Thurs, 12:30PM-3:30PM MVLA Adult School, Room 203 Taught in intermediate English Classes are ongoing 
 
There is no test for joining Citizenship class, but students should be permanent residents eligible for U.S. citizenship and plan to send an application in the next year. Please note: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in San Jose is currently processing N-400 applications very quickly. We strongly advise signing up for class before you send your application.
 
Students interested in signing up for Citizenship can contact mvlaeslprogram@gmail.com or 650-940-1333. New students are welcome to start any time!
 
 

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS

Information on Technology Support for Students can be found here.