The English as a Second Language training at Community
Business College is designed to help non-English speakers and
limited-English speakers develop the language skills to hold conversations
Building on a foundation of vocabulary and grammar, the ESL program
delivers culture and social connections to provide a full learning
experience. Students use a variety of methods to gain English skills and
then build on what they've learned to take their language to the next
The training program also incorporates social communities such as
Facebook & Twitter to allow English language learners to see language used
in real time and in real context to get the feel of real communications
about real life.
The Community Business College ESL program also includes
access to new Mobile apps for iPhone and Android devices, allowing for
great language learning on-the-go.
There are specialized classes for these languages:
The Speaking English class is 24 weeks in length. Students
should plan on spending at least 28 hours a week in working
with the program and practicing their language skills.
The cost for the entire ESL program is $2,395. The cost
includes all materials supplies and headset hardware (see below).
The goal of the program is to provide non-English speaking
students a fundamental knowledge of English with the ability to speak with
other English speakers and some reading and writing skills. Students who
complete the program will receive certificates of completion.
A Microsoft Windows or Apple computer with Internet access
is required for the program for those taking this class through distance
learning. The program is offered at the college's main campus in Modesto,
California where the school supplies the hardware for use in this program.
ESL students are issued headsets with a microphone for use
in the program.
Job Placement Assistance:
Community Business College's job placement office will
provide assistance in resume development and job searching techniques to
those graduates who require help in relocating or finding employment.
If you are a military spouse, ready to use your MyCAA
tuition to enroll in the Community Business College ESL training program,
save the ESL Program Plan file.
Now follow these eight steps:
Create Your MyCAA
Login to your account and click on “Create Goal” in the “What’s
Next?” box on the right.
In the "Career Field" box, select the ESL option.
Select the ESL category click "Create Goal" and then "OK" in the
pop-up window to create your goal.
Click the “Select School” button and search for “Community
Business College” with “ALL” states selected in the pop-up window.
Click on “Community Business College” and it will be
added to your plan.
6. Enter “ESL” as the
name of your chosen training program.
Select “Certification” in the drop down menu for “Program Type.”
Now you will need to upload a Program Plan.
Click “Create Plan” after uploading the Program Plan Document and
click “OK” on the pop-up window to submit your plan.
receive an email from your case manager with approval of your plan. The
email will include what steps to take next. If you have any questions,
call Community Business College at (209) 529-3648 or send an email to