There are different places where you and/or your spouse/partner can take free English as Second Language (ESL) classes and English classes on the Caltech campus. There are also other ESL classes within the Caltech area, some of them are at a reasonable price.
English as Second Language classes at Caltech are intended for Caltech students enrolled in a degree program (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.), but visitors, post-doctoral scholars, staff, (and sometimes dependents of community members when space permits), can attend classes.
Mondays | 4:30 - 6:00pm | 195 S. Hill Avenue (walking distance from Caltech). It's a grey house, back door.
Come and learn English grammar, vocabulary, comprehension and pronunciation.This class promotes friendship, fosters community and provides internationals a place to gather and practice English in a relaxed setting led by Andy Pearce. It is free and open to all internationals connected to the Caltech and JPL community. Participants may also sign up for a one-on-one "conversation partner." Children are welcome.
Email Sabina Ghimire or Andy Pearce for more information.
Tuesdays | 10:00 - 11:00 AM | Olive walk (grey tables).
This is a casual get together at the Red Door Café at Caltech. Any member of the Caltech and JPL community is welcome to come and practice their English speaking skills, ask any English or cultural questions, and get to know other members of the community. Just look for a table outside the Red Door Café with the Caltech Women's Club (CWC) sign on it. Two long term members of the CWC will be trading off leading this group every other week. Fritzie Culick, a former music teacher and music shop owner, and Debbie Bradbury, a former member of the development staff at Caltech, will be the leaders. No need to register in advance, just show up. Email Fritzie Culik for more information.
(Intermediate to Advanced)
Thursdays | 1:00 - 2:30pm | Community Center at La Canada Flintridge(4469 Chevy Chase Drive 91011 La Canada)
This class is not only offered to the spouses/partners of the Caltech and JPL community but also to anybody else who is not part of the Caltech and JPL community and wants to improve his/her English skills and meet new friends. This class is free. Arlene Kushida, certified English Instructor, also offers the Advanced English Literature class at Caltech every Friday (for the Caltech and JPL community only).
Children are not accepted in this class. If you are interested, please contact Arlene Kushida
San Gabriel Valley Literacy Council offers small group English Language classes for adults, free of charge. The classes are held in five different locations in Pasadena and are offered at different times every day except Sunday. You can register for a class at any time. For more information and to see the schedule of classes, please visit the website at sgvlc.org or call 626-298-4731.
Pasadena City College (refered as PCC) offers two types of ESL classes. There are ESL for credit classes where you will earn college credits and ESL non-credit classes which are recreational. These classes are not free; please check the links of PCC above.
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