English Language Acquisition (ELA) – Formerly English as a Second Language (ESL)

Class Schedule

ESL/Citizenship Class

Improve English listening, reading, writing and speaking as you learn how to be successful in the application and interview process for United States Citizenship.

ESL/Citizenship Class Information

ESL/Distance Learning Classes

Distance Learning is for students who cannot come to class every day or for students who are in a class and want to learn more English. Distance Learning offers ESL instruction via DVD and Online.

Career and Academic Preparation Program

Students with advanced English skills who want to prepare for entry into High School Equivalency (formerly GED® ) classes, college, technical training, or a career may want to participate in Academic, College and Career Preparation classes.

Visit the Academic, College and Career Preparation page for information.

  • No registration fee for the English as a Second Language program


Registration header

  • Students must make an appointment to come in to take a test and register for class.
  • When registration is open, you can make an appointment online.
  • Registration appointments can take up to 3 hours. Please, come on time and do not bring children.
  • If you need help to make an appointment, you may call (916) 686-7717.

Registration for English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes are currently closed.   Please check back the first week of April, 2020  for possible appointments.

EGACE may have space available at that time in afternoon classes.  EGACE does not expect to have any more openings for other class times for the 2019/2020 school year.  

English-as-a-Second Language Student Handbook