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English / ESL

LACC English-ESL Program

English Program

The English and ESL (English as a Second Language) Department offers courses in composition and critical thinking, as well as literature courses suitable for university and college transfer. In English 101, 102, and 103, students develop writing skills that demonstrate strong organization of argument (introduction, thesis, supportive paragraphs, and conclusion), sophisticated criticism and analyses of college level reading, which includes both literary works and philosophical discourses, and proper grammar use with emphasis on word and sentence style.

English 127 and courses in the English 200 series focus on literature and the creative process, elevating critical thinking skills to include literary theory. These courses promote not only comprehensive learning, but also the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. They provide a mastery of basic skills, so that students achieve their occupational goals and are ready to face increasingly competitive demands of business and industry. 

Transfer Curriculum

Information regarding lower division major preparation requirements required to transfer to a University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campus may be obtained through ASSIST. For information about independent or out-of-state colleges/universities, please consult a counselor.

 Contact Us

Jeffrey M. Nishimura
Department Chair
JH 301A
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2706

 Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 6:30pm

The chair usually attends meetings in the afternoon, so please call before you come.

 Online English & ESL Lab

Join the Online English Writing Center and ESL Lab

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911