The unemployment rate in San Diego County, although falling from the peak unemployment numbers in May, is still many percentage points higher than this time last year. English as a Second Language (ESL) adults are among those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To support these individuals, the Coronado Adult School has expanded its ESL program to include two new ESL for the Workplace courses for adults, 18 years of age or older.

The Skills to Get a Job class focuses on how to help an ESL student job search, craft their resume, learn how to interview (in person or online), communicate throughout the process, and build skills that will help them get and retain employment. Students will learn the appropriate vocabulary, practice interview responses, and create their online presence on LinkedIn.

The Customer Service Academy class is perfect for any ESL student who works with customers, whether in hospitality, retail, personal care, childcare or healthcare. On Coronado especially, there are few jobs that do not have at least some aspect of customer service to them. In this class, students will have many opportunities to engage in conversations, taking both the role of a customer and an employee. And new this semester, students will be eligible to earn a Certificate of Attendance.

Note: both classes will be taught remotely through online learning.

There is no fee for these classes, so register today @

For more information on these classes and other ESL and career education courses offered, please contact the Adult Education Service Center located at the Coronado District Offices, 201 Sixth Street, 619-522-8911 or:

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