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English for Multilingual Students (EMLS)

Join our international community of students and teachers today,
and learn the language and thinking skills
and behaviors needed to successfully engage as a global citizen tomorrow!


Welcome to the EMLS Department at Los Medanos College


SPring 2017 and fall 2016

SPring 2017 ESL SChedule

Spring 2017 Schedule of ESL Classes


ESL Open house

Fall 2016 ESL Open House and welcome Day

ESL FAll 2016 Welcome Day

Click the link to view and read about our upcoming community welcome day event on Tuesday, December 13th from 3:30-5:00.


Fall 2016Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring in the ESL Lab - Sign up or Drop in

Mondays: 1-2 and 4-5

Tuesdays: 1-2

Wednesdays: 4-5


FUll ESL Program Schedule: Classes, Student Hours, Counseling, ESL Lab hours, and peer tutoring times

Fall 2016 Program Schedule

Review the schedule of classes, make plans to meet your ESL professor during her/his student hours, see what days you can make an appointment with our ESL counselor, check out when the ESL Lab is open, and sign up to meet with an ESL tutor. All of these instructional and support services are available to help you succeeed!


Extensive Reading

ESL Department Extensive Reading Library Collection

This is a listing of all of the ESL Library Books currently available for you to check out at the LMC Library. The books are listed by levels 1-6, with levels 1 and 2 being appropriate for beginning ESL students, 3 and 4 for intermediate ESL students, and levels 5 and 6 for advanced level ESL students.

Reading books that are suited for your level of English language proficiency is a super way to improve your overall English abilities, and summer is a perfect time to explore the books available for you to check out at the LMC Library!


FA16 Preparation Sheets

FA16 ESL Course Selection and Schedule Planner and Success Tracker

These sheets will help you plan for the fall semester. Work with your faculty advisor, a counselor, and your fellow classmates to select, register for, and create a success plan for the fall now!

FA16 and SU16 ESL Schedule of Classes

ESL Program Course and Sequence Charts - PDF in English and PDF en EspaƱol


To our community:
The mission of the
English for Multilingual Students (EMLS) Department at Los Medanos College (home of the English as a Second Language or ESL program) is to meet the diverse personal, educational, and career needs and goals of the multilingual multicultural English language learning community in East Contra Costa County and the international student population from abroad who choose to study at our college.

To our students:

We want to support your multilingual English language development by helping and challenging you to learn, practice, and be both sensitized and motivated to strategically use a range of communication and learning skills and strategies as well as a variety of Habits of Mind, which are intelligent behaviors or thinking dispositions, that have been shown to help students succeed and have been reported to be among the qualities and abilities that employers most want their employees to have.



Therefore, we weave these intelligent behaviors into our language and culture instruction to advance your ability to

  1. communicate clearly and accurately, consider and discuss different perspectives, and think creatively and reflectively
  2. empathize, collaborate, learn, and have fun with others
  3. pay attention, ask questions, find solutions, and enjoy learning more
  4. respond with wonderment and awe, think first, persist, and take responsible risks that will help you achieve your success goals.

By actively participating in our program and strengthening your Habits of Mind, you will

Click on the Getting Started link to learn how to join our community!