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Past · April 30, 2019

English as a Second Language in California Community Colleges

April 30, 2019 · 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Capitol Event Center 1020 11th Street, second floor Sacramento, CA 95814

About the Program

Effective English as a second language (ESL) programs can facilitate social and economic mobility for non-native speakers. PPIC researcher Bonnie Brooks will outline a new report about reforms to ESL programs at California’s community colleges intended to improve student outcomes. A panel of experts will then discuss the challenges and benefits of implementing new ESL policies.

This project is supported with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the College Futures Foundation, and the Sutton Family Fund.


11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch

12:05 p.m. Welcome
Deborah Gonzalez, director of government affairs, PPIC

12:10 p.m. Presentation
Bonnie Brooks, research associate, PPIC Higher Education Center

12:25 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Olga Rodriguez, research fellow, PPIC Higher Education Center
Alice Perez, vice chancellor of academic affairs, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
Melissa Reeve, English and ESL professor, Solano College
Kathryn Wada, ESL professor, Cypress College

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


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