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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 2016

Enrichment Opportunities

(more coming soon for SP16)


Thursday 2/11/16 - EMLS/ESL Goes to the Theatre. Join us at the Drama Department's production of My Block at 7:00 PM at the California Theater in Downtown Pittsburg. Click here for more information


We are happy to welcome two new ESL Tutors to our program - Ms. Junko Woods and Ms. Larissa Herrera. They are both ESL Program graduates who are pursuing their degree and transfer goals here at LMC, and we are all very proud of them. They will be working in our ESL classes and in the ESL-Lab. They are here to help you with your class assignments, language development, and college navigation.


Here are the days and times that they will be in the ESL-Lab in CC2-281 and available to support you:


Mondays - 5:00-6:00 PM


Tuesdays -11:00-12:00, 1:00-2:00, and 5:00-6:00


Wednesdays - 5:00-6:00


Thursdays - 11:00-12:00

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, or 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!