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ESL Resources

Program Information


The English as a Second Language (ESL) program provides English learners with the language skills needed to:

  • Support the academic achievement of their K-12 children
  • Find and improve employment
  • Succeed in college and career training programs
  • Become United States citizens
  • Participate more fully in their communities

ESL classes give English learners opportunities to study and practice English language communications skills, including: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and critical thinking.  Competency-based courses span seven levels ranging from basic literacy to advanced English language development.   

Instructional Resources


Bulletins / Guidelines

Course Outlines

Guideline No. 105 - Criteria for Completion of ESL, ABE, and ASE Courses (Revised - 03/14/14)

LAUSD Policy Page - Copyright / Acceptable Use Policy Information

DACE Publications:

Non-DACE Publications:

WIA Course Supplements - CASAS test preparation materials developed by Laura Chardiet and Eleanor Comegys.


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