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American Language Department

The American Language Department (AMLA) exists to equip non-native English-speaking students with the language skills they need to succeed in academic and professional endeavors.  AMLA offers basic skills, credit courses in reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar, and it emphasizes critical thinking and cultural competency throughout its curriculum. 

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Students may enter AMLA courses through placement on the Mt. SAC writing assessment or through the completion of noncredit ESL Levels 4, 5 or 6 or VESL of the Mt. SAC ESL Department. Students completing AMLA 90 - Accelerated Developmental Writing for AMLA are eligible to take ENGL 1A, ENGL 1A/80 Multilingual, or ENGL 90.

 Accommodations can be made for students with medical, family, or immigration-related emergencies.


Our Professors

  • Barbara Mezaki
    Department Chair
  • Elizabeth Casian
American Language Department

Building 66-229
(909) 274-3432
Barbara Mezaki