The ESL Center offers intensive English language exposure (texts and literature, audio and visual media, & computer and web programs) to help you improve your success rate in all classes.

The ESL Center has a wealth of materials, carefully arranged and selected for your specific level and focus.  There is an ESL faculty member present during all hours that the lab is open, as well as student tutors and an instructional assistant, all happy to assist all students enrolled in the lab courses.

Do all ESL students take the ESL lab?

Students taking ESL Reading or Listening classes labs should register immediately for 0.5 units of the ESL Reading or Listening lab they want and then select a time during their first R/L class meeting.

No ESL labs are required for ESL Writing or Grammar classes.

Independent students may enroll in 0.5 units of ESL 44/54/94/95 at any time up to the middle of the semester.

I'm taking an ESL class, so what lab do I take?

Match your 6-unit Core Class with the Skills Lab beside it. If you are in a class with less than six units, please use the Support Lab option.

Lab Courses for ESL
Level Core Class Skills Lab Support Lab
30 37 ESLLAB 30
Any 30 ESLLAB 31
40 47 ESLLAB 40
Any 40 ESLLAB 41


Any 50 ESLLAB 51


Any 310/315 ESLLAB 61


Any 320/325 ESLLAB 71
330 Any 340 ESLLAB 80

How many hours do I go to lab? Is there any homework?

You are required to attend 27 hours of lab to pass. This is about 2 hours of lab per week.

There is no homework assigned in lab classes.

Does the ESL lab have drop-in Tutoring?

We do not offer drop-in tutoring, which can be found in the Tutoring and Writing Centers in the Learning Skills and Tutoring Center.


Please contact your instructor or any of our ESL faculty.


Monday and Wednesday:
8:45 am to 3:35 pm
7:45 pm to 8:35 pm
Tuesday and Thursday:
8:45 am to 3:50 pm
7:45 pm to 8:35 pm
9:00 am to– 12:50 pm
7:45 pm to 8:35 pm


Rodda Hall South, RHS 328
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822