Below is detailed information about our academic calendar:
ESLA’s academic year is divided up into four quarters, each of which is 12 weeks long.
|Winter||January – March||January 2, 2019|
|Spring||April – June||April 1, 2019|
|Summer||July – September||July 1, 2019|
|Fall||October – December||October 1, 2019|
Between each quarter there is a one week break.
Below you’ll find all the important dates for each quarter, including tests, school activities and holidays.
|Winter Quarter Important Dates|
|January 2||Winter Quarter Start Date|
|January 21||Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No classes)|
|February 6||Midterm Test|
|February 18||President’s Day Holiday (No classes)|
|February 21||Field Trip|
|March 10||Daylight Savings Starts (Turn clocks one hour forward)|
|March 20||Final Test|
|March 20||Potluck Party|
|March 21 – 30||Winter Quarter Break|
|Spring Quarter Important Dates|
|April 1||Spring Quarter Start Date|
|May 8||Midterm Test|
|May 23||Field Trip|
|May 27||Memorial Day Holiday (No classes)|
|June 19||Final Test|
|June 19||Potluck Party|
|June 20 – 30||Spring Quarter Break|
|Summer Quarter Important Dates|
|July 1||Summer Quarter Start Date|
|July 4||Independence Day Holiday (No classes)|
|August 7||Midterm Test|
|August 22||Field Trip|
|September 2||Labor Day Holiday (No classes)|
|September 18||Final Test|
|September 18||Potluck Party|
|September 19 – 30||Summer Quarter Break|
|Fall Quarter Important Dates|
|October 1||Fall Quarter Start Date|
|October 14||Columbus Day Holiday Observed (No classes)|
|November 3||Daylight Savings Ends (Push clock back one hour)|
|November 6||Midterm Test|
|November 11||Veterans Day Holiday (No classes)|
|November 14||Field Trip|
|November 28 – 29||Thanksgiving Holidays (No classes)|
|December 18||Final Test|
|December 18||Potluck Party|
|December 19 – January 1||Fall Quarter Break|
You’re welcome to start classes at any time. Many of our students join during the middle of a quarter, which is totally fine. We’ve found that if you join a class in the middle of a quarter, it usually takes about a week or so to adjust to classes. Just let us know when you’d like to start!
Here are all the courses offered this quarter:
Rowland Heights Campus Schedule (click to view larger)
LA Campus Schedule (click to view larger)
Irvine Campus Schedule (click to view larger)
There are a few things to keep in mind while looking at the schedules.
- Some of the electives have an A or an B after the name of the class. A and B versions of an elective are the same course, but they use different materials. If you pass the A version of a course, you don’t have to take the B version; it is the same course.
- ESL Level 7 is officially known as English for Academic Purposes.
You can view all our elective course descriptions here.