ESL Learning Center


The ESL Learning Center welcomes you and dedicates itself to providing help and assistance in a friendly, positive environment. Long Beach City College’s diverse student population makes us a unique resource in the community providing students with the skills necessary for academic success by helping students to develop the skills, strategies, and behaviors necessary to obtain fluency in the English language. The ESL Learning Center focuses on providing interactive and independent activities to fit each student’s needs.

The Learning Center provides a place where English as a Second Language students can study either by themselves or with friends and classmates. We offer tutoring and language help by ESL instructors and professors who understand how to help with your language difficulties. Students can use the Center’s 22 computers to do research, write class papers, create PowerPoint projects, practice English using the Center’s ESL software programs or use the installed voice recorders to practice their conversation skills. The Center provides various free conversation and grammar workshops throughout the semester to allow students to have additional practice outside of the classroom. The Center’s multilingual staff and certified instructors welcome you and will be happy to assist you with all your English language learning needs. 

Hours of Operation

Day Time
Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tutoring is available Monday – Thursday from 11:30 am – 6:30 pm.


Day Time Workshop
Monday 9:00 am – 11:00 am
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Grammar Review
ESL Computer Skills
Tuesday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Accent Reduction
Wednesday 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Conversation
Thursday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Conversation

Online Resources

Vocabulary & Short Stories

Academic Vocabulary
EFL.Net – Picture Vocabulary
Grammar Commnet
Learn American English Online
Children’s Picture Books
Feedbooks Short Stories
Gutenberg Short Stories
Myths and Fairy Tales
Short Fiction
University of Victoria – Beginning Vocabulary
Words In a Sentence 
World English, Classic Short Stories