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English Language for Multilingual Students (ELMS)

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!


Student Resources



Make an appointment and meet with our ELMS/ESL Counselor, Ms. Betty Frias-Jelks, or an available counselor in Counseling Services (Student Services Center, Level 4, Room SS4-400) to get information about ELMS/ESL courses, other college courses appropriate for your level of English, and career and transfer options and pathways.




Come to the ELMS/ESL Lab in CC2-281 to improve your English language development. As an LMC ELMS/ESL student, you can also use the Lab to work on any of your course assignments that require the use of a computer - for example, writing assignments, Internet research, online exercise completion, or D2L coursesite assignments, and MyEnglishLab and iQonline course component assignments (for online grammar, reading, writing, vocabulary, speaking, listening, and pronunciation). If you want to print something in the Lab, you will need to follow the Pay for Print procedures. The Lab is open from 8:00-5:00, Monday through Friday, and at other times as needed - please ask your professor or Dr. Gunder if you want to use the lab or if the Lab is unintentionally locked during these times.



Take advantage of our wonderful ELMS/ESL Tutors - they are peer tutors whom you can meet with one-on-one, in pairs, or in small groups. Our ELMS/ESL Tutors

Our ESL Tutors come from a variety of cultural and language backgrounds and can offer bilingual assistance when needed. All of the ELMS/ESL Tutors also participate in tutor training before the semester begins and throughout each semester. They are here to help you. You are in good hands. Ask for a current semester schedule of the ESL Tutors at the Center for Academic Support, which is on the third floor in the college's central core building.



    • Mondays – Quynh Pham in the Center for Academic Support 12-1 (Pittsburg)
    • Tuesdays – Silvia Baron by appointment 10-11 (Pittsburg) call 925-473-7590 to make an appointment 24hrs in advance
    • Wednesdays – Quynh Pham in the ELMS/ESL Lab 10-12 (Pittsburg)
    • Fridays – Silvia Baron drop-in 10-11 (Brentwood)
    • Fridays – Quynh Pham by appointment 10-12 (Pittsburg) call 925-473-7590 to make an appointment 24hrs in advance




The LMC Library is a wonderful place to explore and find support for improving your English and for expanding your understanding of our community and world. The staff at the LMC Library are friendly and professional, and they want to help you, so ask them for help.


All of the textbooks used in our ELMS/ESL courses are on reserve and can be checked out overnight.


Additionally, there are seven levels of ELMS/ESL Readers on reserve as well that can be checked out for a week or more. These readers include biographies, short stories, adapted novels, multicultural folktales, and regional histories and informational texts. The readers have vocabulary help and different types of comprehension questions to aid you in understanding what you are reading. Some of the readers also have audio CDs that you can check out too and listen to the texts as you read along. Here is a general guide in helping you select the best reader:



Visit the Center for Academic Support on the third floor in the core building (center of the college complex). In addition to the tutoring services mentioned above, this is also the place where you can make an appointment to see a Reading/Writing Consultant. These consultants specialize in helping all LMC students with different kinds of writing and reading assignments. ELMS/ESL students taking ESL-043, ESL-044, ESL-013, and ESL-014 often see consultants, and they may even be required by their instructor to do so for help writing their paragraphs and essays and completing their reading assignments. Always remember to bring the instructions for the assignment and your books with you and be prepared to ask for specific help.




Check out the Career Center where you can learn more about which careers might suit you best, get help with job search skills (resumes and interviews), and locate employment and college and career resources.