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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


Prepare for fall 2016

FA16 Preparation Sheets

  1. 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!
  2. FA16 and SU16 ESL Schedule of Classes
  3. ESL Program Course and Sequence Charts - PDF in English and PDF en EspaƱol


Extensive Reading

  1. 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!


FaCulty office hours


Meet with your faculty advisor/teacher to get help and advice about next semester.



SPRING 2016 Flyer

Meet with a tutor and ask about fall courses.

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!