Starting in Fall 2019, the MCC is pleased to host year-round free multi-level English learning courses on weekday mornings (except Fridays) for congregation and community members wishing to learn to speak and write in English.
These free ESL classes are offered at the MCC in partnership with the Pleasanton Unified School District via its Adult and Career Education Initiative.
The 2019-20 ESL class schedule at the MCC runs from August 19 to May 28. The classes meet twice weekly for 2.5 hours. Attendance and participation in class is required. These classes are mixed gender classes.
MCC will host beginner, intermediate, and advanced level classes at various times from about 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m Monday through Thursday. Students are assigned a class level based on their placement test.
Space is limited and the classes at the MCC are open to any person to register. MCC may provide complimentary childcare for congregation members with young members with sufficient interest.
Computer-based intake testing in reading and listening is required so that adult learners are placed at the proper level based on their current English level.
Placement testing this summer for the Fall-Spring classes at the MCC will be at Village High School in Pleasanton at any of these times:
- 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30
- 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 31
- 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, August 7
- 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 8
- 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7
Register intake testing at mcceastbay.org/placement
Pre-registration is required for the placement test.
The student intake and placement test takes approximately 2.5-3.0 hours. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time for the test. Students will request their class at the intake session. Students are placed into a class at the appropriate level based on the test that they take and consultation with our staff. Although every effort will be made to provide all students their desired class and schedule, we cannot guarantee placement in a specific class.
*Limited childcare is available for evening (p.m.) placement test sessions. Please contact our office atif you need childcare.