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English for Multilingual Students (EMLS)

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


Welcome to the EMLS Department at Los Medanos College


SPring 2018

Spring 2018 ESL Student Success Newsletter


Happy JUne 2018!!

happinessCheck out the Greater Good Science Center's June 2018 Happiness Calender(<--click to view and download) with the aspiration to"Cherish your friendships and thank your partner this month!" : )


Spring 2018 Peer Advisory Leaders Support Hours

ESL PALs Support Hours(<--click to download) in the ESL Lab - Sign up or Drop in

Mondays: 11:00-1:30

Tuesdays: 4:30-6:30

Thursday: 11-2 and 4:30-6:30


Spring 2018 Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring(<--click to download) in the ESL Lab - Sign up or Drop in

Mondays: 8-9 and 4:30-5:00

Tuesdays: 1:00-2:30

Thursday: 1-2:30 and 4-5


Spring 2018 ESL CounselinG

ESL Counselor Trina Zavala in the Counseling - make an appointment

Mondays: 9:00-1:30

Tuesdays: 10-1 and 4-6

Thursdays: 10:00-6:00


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!


ESL Program Course and Sequence Charts -

PDF in English

PDF en Español


ESL Department/program informational flyer-

PDF in English and Español


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!