English for Multi-Lingual Students and Linguistics

The English for Multi-Lingual Students/Linguistics Department at FCC offers reading, writing, pronunciation and listening/speaking courses for students seeking to improve their English and study skills. The EMLS program is designed to equip students with the necessary skills required for academic work at the college level for degrees, certificates, or transfer. We have three levels of instruction from low-intermediate through advanced (one level below English 1A). We offer hybrid classes (partly online) at our advanced and high-intermediate levels, instruction in our computer lab, and specially trained tutors who attend EMLS classes and are available to work with students in the PASS Center.

Additionally, the department offers two introductory linguistic courses that satisfy transfer level area requirements. Ling 10 meets the GE requirement for Area C, and Ling 11 is for prospective teachers planning to enter the blended program at CSUF. These classes are offered both face-to-face and online.

     Photo 2 EMLS students in the Library

     Photo 4 EMLS Students

     Photo 3 EMLS International Students

     Photo 1 EMLS Students in Class


Our department does not offer a degree in either Linguistics or EMLS. However, it is possible to pursuing a degree in Linguistics after transferring to a 4-year college or university.

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Courses and Information

To see recommended courses, see the Catalog.  To see upcoming scheduled classes, see the Schedule of Classes