Friday, April 20, 2018

ESL Is...

ESL – Language Travel is not developmental, remedial, or even basic skills. Students enrolled in ESL credit coursework are foreign language learners who require additional language training in English.

See a CATESOL position statement in response to proposed legislation AB 705 last May here.

See the text of AB 705 Bill that was passed last October here.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Office Hours for Part-Time Faculty

The Union wants to remind all part-time faculty including noncredit teachers that current deadlines and new office hour forms are now available on the HR website at If you have a form to submit, please submit it to your coordinator no later than Wed. 4/18 in order to get paid.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Some of Our Sweet Summer Offerings and Flyers


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

A Joint Statement

The xenophobia of the Trump era is upon us. But the global village is pushing back. Last week, TESOL and a couple other global English associations issued a joint statement on the possible limitations the Trump Administration wants to place on Chinese students wanting to come to study in the US. Click here to read the joint statement, which urges the US government to continue to embrace international students and scholars from China and other countries.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

For Whom, the Bell Tolls

It seems pronoun "whom" has outlived its usefulness. Read an interesting recent article in The Economist titled "In the court of common usage, an old pronoun is losing its case."