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Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP)

The LEAP (Learning English for Academic Purposes) daytime program will help you learn what you need to succeed in college classes. There are four levels. At levels 1, 2, and 3, you must complete the D and E classes. Each class is five units.  You can take these classes at the same time or separately.

At level 4, you must take four classes at the same time: 59A, 59B, 159A, and 159B (for a total of 12 units). After level 4, you should be ready for college and English classes.

Level 1—ESL 29 D and E
Level 2—ESL 39 D and E
Level 3—ESL 49 D and E
Level 4—ESL 159 A/B/C and ESL59 A/B

Click here for a chart of the ESL program

Clickhere to download a flyer about how to register for the LEAP program.

An assessment/placement test is recommended to take the LEAP classes. It is not possible for new students to enroll in levels 2, 3, or 4 without this test. You can make an appointment or go to the Cesar Chavez building to take the assessment/placement test in room S107 or call 482-6385 for more information. Click here to go to the Assessment office website.


Click here for a flyer with Assessment dates for January 2014


The upcoming assessments times are:


Friday 01/10/14 9:00AM-10:30AM

Friday 01/10/14 11:00AM-12:30PM

Tuesday 1/14/13 4:00PM-5:30PM

Thursday 01/16/14 3:00PM-4:30PM

Wednesday 1/22/13 9:00AM-10:30AM

Wednesday 1/22/13 12:00PM- 1:30PM

Wednesday 1/22/13 3:00PM- 4:30PM

Friday 1/24/13 10:00AM-11:30AM

Friday 01/28/14 9:00AM-10:30AM

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 6:00PM-7:30PM

Spring 2013 classes start August 19th.  Click here for the Spring 2014 course schedule.

This ESL program is offered on the Chula Vista campus only.

Last updated: 3/3/2014 4:30:45 PM