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esl students

The Cabrillo College English as a Second Language program serves both resident and foreign students from all over the world.


It is designed to prepare non-native speakers to succeed in regular academic and vocational classes by helping them read, write, comprehend, and speak American English from beginning to college level.

*Due to immigration regulations, students entering the U.S. under an F1 visa must first obtain a TOEFL test score of 450/133 or higher for admission to the college. The TOEFL is not required for permanent residents, U.S. citizens, or students with visa status other than F1. For more information, contact International Student Services.

Things to know before enrolling in an ESL course

Select and register for an appropriate starting course by following instructions on a questionnaire provided at the Student Success & Support Program (SSSP).

Location: Building 100, Room 103, Aptos Campus

Phone: 831.477.3242

If this is your first ESL course at Cabrillo. attend the required orientation for ESL students.

Contact the Assessment Center before registration.

Location: Student Activity Center (SAC) West

Phone: 831.479.6165

You may receive credit for passing an ESL course only one time. If you receive a grade of C or better you may not retake the same course for college credit.


Contact Information
ESL Department
Chair: Jason Malone
Phone: 831.479.6310



Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm


9:00am- 2:00pm

Location: Aptos Campus, Room 1060
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