English as a Second Language

what is esl & citizenship program?

Our English as a Second Language (ESL) program focuses on helping students improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English so that they can communicate better in the community and prepare for post-secondary education or career training.

English as a Second Language (ESL) students interested in citizenship can start preparing for the citizenship interview and test now. Review important facts about American history and government. Learn about American culture and geography and how to complete the N-400 application for citizenship as well as practice answering questions for the citizenship exam. One-on-one oral practice tests will be given before the naturalization interview.

Career Technical Education (CTE) courses are also available for ESL students.

If you’re an active ESL student and would like to add a computer class to your schedule, CLICK HERE for more information.

ESL Desk (559) 457-6000

esl & citizenship program schedule

Classes are provided on-site at Cesar Chavez Education Center, as well as some K-12 schools throughout Fresno Unified.

Courses are offered Monday- Friday during the following time periods:

Student will have a choice of the following times:

PERIOD 1          8:30am – 10:20am

PERIOD 2          10:40am – 12:30pm

PERIOD 3           1:00pm – 2:50pm

PERIOD 4          5:20pm – 8:20pm

(2-hour and 3-hour courses are also available)