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Canada College., El Instituto de Ingles/The English Institute

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Canada College., El Instituto de Ingles/The English Institute

San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD)

Offers a 2-year English language program for non-English-speaking adults.


Offers a two-year English as a Second Language (ESL) program designed expressly for non-native speakers of English. The classes, offered Monday through Friday during the day or evening, consist of grammar, listening/speaking, reading and writing. The Learning Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8-10 and Friday from 8-3. Students may work with a teacher or independently to strengthen English language skills. Individual tutoring and guidance is also available. The program may be completed in less than two years and is open to anyone age 18 or over whether a high school graduate or not, or to high school students though concurrent enrollment.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops on campus.
4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Bldg 3-205, Redwood City, CA 94061 37.447488 -122.2605591 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Restroom
  • Elevator
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair



$26 per unit for state residents. Cash, checks, credit cards and money orders accepted.


Non-native English speakers, ethnic minorities, international/foreign students


Age 18 or over, concurrent enrollment for high school students

How to Apply:

Walk in or apply by mail or Web site. Placement test must be taken before registering for classes.

Service Wait Estimate:

Classes begin in August, January and June.

Service Areas:

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Marin County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County