Canal Alliance offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to help adults gain the language skills they need to work toward their educational and career goals, succeed on the job, and participate as active members of their community.

Classes are offered at multiple levels to meet the needs of students with various language skills. Students are placed in classes based on their individual language skill level. To accommodate work and family schedules, classes are offered online during the evening, and new classes start every 4 months throughout the year. 

The summer semester will be from May 22, 2023 to August 17, 2023.  

Classes are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. We only accept students who can attend 4 days per week. Students can only be absent from class 7 times during the semester, otherwise they cannot continue taking the class. 

Classes will be online using Zoom. Students without computers who qualify will receive a Chromebook and a hotspot (subject to availability). 

We will accept applications only on Monday, April 3 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  

For now the application is closed. On Monday, April 3, please click on the orange rectangle that says “Apply” to apply to English classes. Applying does not guarantee a place in the class.  

Remember that the application will not open until Monday, April 3 at 6:00 PM, so for now you will see this message: (For now the application is closed. You can only apply on Monday, April 3 between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Please return to the application at that time. Thank you).  

If you need help completing the application on April 3, please send a text message or WhatsApp message to Fabiola. Fabiola will not accept calls, only text messages and WhatsApp messages. Fabiola’s number is 415-634-0390.  

You can contact the following staff members for more information on our English as a Second Language (ESL) program: 

Fabiola Wilcox: (415) 634-0390 
Kate Rider: (415) 306-0474 

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