About

california college of communications

On behalf of the faculty and staff at California College of Communications, we would like to welcome you to our English Language School. We look forward to helping you start your English language training and attaining your goals.

CalCC’s programs are designed to help non-native speakers of English master the conventions of academic English for both college and university level courses, as well as their personal growth and development. By taking ESL courses at CalCC, students learn how to meet the high standards demanded by the academic community and professional workplace.

Our dedicated, knowledgeable and multi-lingual instructors believe that our education style and family-like atmosphere are incomparable.

CalCC, established in 1992, is located at the heart of Silicon Valley, home of the world’s most influential media technology companies (Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Netflix, Tesla, etc.) within close proximity to San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Pacific Ocean and Lake Tahoe.

With one of the best climates in the country, the Bay Area is famous for its year round sunshine, cosmopolitan entertainment life with international restaurants, theaters, museums, world class concerts, sporting events, outdoor recreation, and amusement parks.

Our school offers small class sizes for individual attention and affordable prices. International students improve their English skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and conversation. The classes are offered in the morning and afternoon.

Our teachers have graduated from some of the best colleges and have years of teaching experience.

CalCC Language Programs are nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

CalCC’s
Mission Statement

The mission of CalCC ESL Program is to help non-native speakers of English master the conventions of academic English for college and university level courses and enhance their language skills through cultural exchange. CalCC offers opportunities for students to develop personal and professional English skills. Additionally, our conversation courses promote practical English usage with diverse individuals in real world scenarios. By taking ESL courses at CalCC, students learn how to meet the high standards demanded by the academic community and professional workplace.

  • Dr. Omer
  • Dr. Omer Uyuklu
    president

    Ph.D. Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University

    M.S. Instructional Design, San Jose State University

    B.S. Electrical Engineering, Bogazici University

Institutional Goals

  • 1

  • To help students attain an expert level of English language fluency and accuracy in written and spoken forms.

  • 2

  • To help students adapt culturally and interculturally.

  • 3

  • To hone and enhance English language skills of international students for their global success plans.

  • 4

  • To provide our students with the support and services they require to make the transition from their own countries to live in the United States.

  • 5

  • To be recognized for our excellence in teaching and learning aligned with accreditation standards.

  • 6

  • To promote cultural diversity, good citizenship, global awareness and human dignity.

  • 7

  • To recruit talented and experienced English language specialists and staff, and promote their continued professional growth.

Affiliations

  • Was founded in 1974 for the purpose of improving continuing education and training and has been officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education since 1978 as a “reliable authority” as to the quality of education and training provided by the institutions we accredit.

  • The Bureau protects students and consumers through the oversight of California’s private postsecondary educational institutions by conducting qualitative reviews of educational programs and operating standards, proactively combating unlicensed activity, impartially resolving student and consumer complaints, and conducting outreach.

  • Founded in 1969, is a nonprofit organization open to anyone concerned with the teaching of English as a second or foreign language, standard English as a second dialect, or bilingual education. CATESOL is an association of professionals advancing the quality of English language teaching and learning through professional development, research, standards, and advocacy.

  • Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange, working to advance policies and practices that ensure a more interconnected, peaceful world today and for generations to come.

our teachers

Arlene Montemayor, M.A.

Arlene Montemayor, M.A.

San Jose State University
TESOL & ESL Instructor

Karen Villeda, B.A.

Karen Villeda, B.A.

San Jose State University
ESL Instructor

Diane Gonzales, B.A.

Diane Gonzales, B.A.

San Jose State University
ESL Instructor

Lynn E. Mitchell, B.A.

Lynn E. Mitchell, B.A.

San Jose State University
ESL Instructor

Gina M. Bello, B.A.

Gina M. Bello, B.A.

UC Santa Cruz – Extension
ESL Instructor

Jennifer Bean, B.A.

Jennifer Bean, B.A.

Purdue University - Indiana
ESL Instructor

Celine Bakan, Ph.D.

Celine Bakan, Ph.D.

University Stendhal - France
ESL Instructor

Grazia Mora, M.A.

Grazia Mora, M.A.

Santa Clara University
ESL Instructor

Koraku Mikami, Ph.D.

Koraku Mikami, Ph.D.

Eimei University
Professor in Linguistics (ESL and TESOL)

Lingli Wang, B.A.

Lingli Wang, B.A.

San Jose State University
ESL Instructor

Kathi Elizabeth, M.A.

Kathi Elizabeth, M.A.

New York University
ESL Instructor

Administrative Staff

Omer Uyuklu, Ph.D.

Omer Uyuklu, Ph.D.

President

Maria E. Fraser, B.A.

Maria E. Fraser, B.A.

Vice President

Regina Lima, B.A.

Regina Lima, B.A.

Chief Operating Officer, DSO

Ann Mizuno, B.A.

Ann Mizuno, B.A.

Director of Admissions, DSO

Leman Uyuklu, M.A.

Leman Uyuklu, M.A.

Publicity Director

Lia Raquel Lima

Lia Raquel Lima

Student Administrative Assistant

Selin Ozer

Selin Ozer

Student Marketing Assistant

Faculty and Staff Opportunities

ESL Instructors (Santa Clara, CA)

CalCC is currently offering a part-time ESL class instructor position.

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