30 years of experience
Los Angeles Pacific College (LAPC), 3325 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90010, was incorporated in 1993. Since 2004, the institution has been an S Corporation and operating under the legal name, Los Angeles Pacific College.
LAPC received approval to operate as a degree-granting institution under the California State Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) pursuant to Section 94900 of California Education Code. This institution is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
Los Angeles Pacific College welcomes all of our students who come from diverse and unique backgrounds. Our students represent many different cultures; for this reason, LAPC has embraced the institutional pedagogy, or art of teaching, of multicultural education.
We strive to develop the personal growth and professional potential of each of our students by incorporating work ethics into the curriculum. LAPC aims to create and uphold a culture of work ethics for staff, faculty, and students alike.
Through our programs of study, students are prepared for gainful employment in various fields including business data processing, accounting, computer graphic design, web design, and computer information technology.
In addition, we aim to broaden our students’ horizons, resulting in career growth and job security. For students studying ESL, we assist in providing the necessary tools to develop proficiency in English and the opportunities to experience and learn about American culture
Los Angeles Pacific College is committed to provide the students in our community equal access to quality education and technical training. Our ongoing support services ensure that our students successfully complete their program in order to gain the credentials and necessary skills to be hired in a qualified, entry-level position. Through a cooperative effort by the faculty, staff, and administration, we foster student success in achieving academic and career goals, instilling the values of integrity and work ethic that are essential for academic excellence, future career success, and personal fulfillment.
ESL PROGRAM MISSION
Driven by student success and cultural understanding, Los Angeles Pacific College’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program empowers individuals through accessible and inclusive academic education. We cultivate proficiency in American English alongside cultural awareness, fostering confident communication and preparing students for academic and personal opportunities. Guided by the core value of ‘Student Support and Success,’ we foster a diverse and nurturing learning environment where every student thrives. Through ongoing collaboration, program review, and comprehensive support services, we ensure our ESL curriculum remains relevant and impactful, empowering students to achieve their academic goals.
We envision a campus community that is rooted in dignity, where each person has inherent value and is treated with respect. Through our belief in equity, diversity, and inclusion, our mission to educate and serve the community can be fulfilled by providing equitable and accessible training to develop skilled and ethical workers who become successful members of the workforce.
Our contributions to the state and local workforce keep the local economy strong and competitive while providing the individual worker with a career and financial security. Anyone admitted to our institution is given every chance to succeed in their course of study and move forward to a better life with ongoing support from student services and academic counseling.
The objective of LAPC, shared by all members of the staff and faculty, is to fulfill our mission of providing quality education and technical training. Their success means they receive the credential and necessary skills to have career success and financial security. To succeed, we take action on our vision and core values. Most importantly, the core of all of our values is “Student Support and Success” to assist the student in achieving their academic and career goals. In short, “The student drives our every action.”
The overarching goals and objectives for the ESL program were developed to reflect our commitment to student success, cultural understanding, accessibility, inclusivity, and continuous improvement. These goals and objectives have guided curriculum development, instructional strategies, assessment methods, and program evaluation to ensure they align with the ESL program’s mission.
• Enhance Language Proficiency
○ Improve students’ proficiency in American English to a level that enables them to confidently engage in academic and everyday communication.
• Cultural Integration and Awareness
○ Equip students with a deep understanding of cultural norms, values, and practices in the United States to facilitate their integration and interaction within diverse communities.
• Academic Preparation and Success
○ Prepare students for further academic studies in English-speaking environments by developing their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills relevant to academic contexts.
• Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment
○ Create an inclusive, supportive, and stimulating learning environment that respects diversity and promotes student success and well-being.
• Continuous Curriculum Development
○ Continually assess and update the ESL curriculum and teaching methodologies to ensure they are relevant, research-based, and aligned with the needs of the students.
• Community and Global Engagement
○ Foster opportunities for students to engage with the local and global community through language, facilitating an exchange of cultural perspectives and promoting global citizenship.
• Achieve measurable progress in language proficiency for all ESL students, as evidenced by assessments aligned with standards.
• Integrate cultural learning outcomes within all ESL courses, ensuring students can demonstrate understanding of cultural differences, similarities, and the skills necessary for cultural adaptation.
• Develop and implement academic readiness modules that focus on skills such as note-taking, academic writing, and presentation to prepare students for success in further education.
• Ensure all ESL instructors are trained in inclusive teaching practices and provide ongoing support services, including language tutoring, counseling, and mentorship programs, to support diverse learners.
• Regularly review the ESL curriculum and teaching practices through student and instructor feedback, current pedagogical research, and industry trends to make informed improvements.
• Organize and promote activities and projects that encourage students to engage with the community and practice their language skills in real-world contexts, enhancing their global awareness and citizenship.