The ESL Lab

The ESL Lab provides assistance for all students enrolled in ESL classes. The ESL Lab, located in Jefferson Hall 318, offers both in-person and online services.

What you can do at the ESL Lab:

  • Meet with a tutor (online or in person)
  • Submit assignments and get feedback from tutors
  • Attend workshops
  • Practice grammar and writing skills with the Achieve online program
  • Check out a book from the ESL Lab Reader Library
  • Use computer stations to complete assignments

Visit the ESL Lab on Penji

To visit the ESL Lab online, you will need to register and drop in for tutoring on Penji.
How to get started with Penji:
  1. Visit or click on “LACC Penji Tutoring” in Canvas and log in using your student email or SSO.
  2. Click “Get Started” and then select “Learn”
  3. Select "Los Angeles City College" and then select "LACC | ESL Lab"
Penji Information

Visit our Penji info page for instructions and videos to help you get started with Penji.


Workshops are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in person in JH 318 and on Zoom. You can reserve a spot in the workshop on Penji or click the Zoom link below.

  • Tues. 4/11, Grammar: Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices
  • Wed. 4/12, Grammar: Avoiding Verb Form Errors
  • Tues. 4/18, Reading: Vocabulary Building
  • Wed. 4/19, Grammar: Modal Verbs
  • Tues. 4/25, Grammar: Adjective Clauses
  • Wed. 4/26, Grammar: Coordinating and Paired Conjunctions
  • Tues. 5/2, Writing: Essay Organization and Outlining
  • Wed. 5/3, Writing: MLA Documentation
  • Tues. 5/9, Writing: Thesis Statements
  • Wed. 5/10, Writing: Topic Sentences and Paragraph Structure
  • Tues. 5/16, Grammar: Avoiding Verb Form Errors
  • Wed. 5/17, Grammar: Sentence Structure and Sentence Types
  • Tues. 5/23, Grammar: Parallel Structure
  • Wed. 5/24, Grammar: Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices

ESL Lab Reader Library

Check out a reader from the ESL Lab library for enrichment reading!

Here's what to do:

1. View the ESL Lab Library Book List to see the list of available books or come to AD 100 to see the collection.

2. Submit the ESL Lab Library Reader Check Out Form to request  your book.

3. Receive a confirmation email that your book is ready.

4. Pick up your book in AD 100!

Questions? Email:


ESL Lab Contact

Office Hours and Location

Jefferson Hall (JH) 318
Online & In Person (unless noted)

Fall & Spring

Monday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 12:00PM - 7:00PM (5:00PM-7:00PM online only)
Wednesday: 12:00PM-5:00PM
Thursday: 12:00PM-5:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM-2:00PM (online only)

Winter & Summer: closed