Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) courses prepare students with the language skills they need to pursue a new career or expand their current job skills. VESL courses make the pathway from basic skills to academic or certificate programs more efficient.
"I got a new job thanks to my English classes at GCC! Information from my VESL class helped me to fill out my application. I used many sentences from my conversation textbook in my interview and speaking with the supervisor. I could speak about my soft skills. My classes helped me use the right words to explain my experience."
Did you know...?
According to census data, workers who speak English well will earn more than double the salary of workers who do not speak English well, even with the same qualifications or degrees.
We currently offer several Noncredit ESL courses with a vocational focus:
Level 3, T-Th 6:35-10:05pm, SF-117, Instructor Hamilton
Level 4, T-Th 6:35-10:05pm, SF-118, Instructor Gozalo
Employment Conversation (Intermediate Level), MW 12:20-3:30pm, MP-116 (Garfield), Instructor Hamilton
Employment Conversation (Inter/Adv Level), TTh 6:00-9:30pm, TR-212 (Garfield), Instructor Bunnell
Workplace Resources for Instructors
Contact Karen Hamilton, Vocational ESL Instructor, for more information.
(818) 240-1000 ext. 5026