About CalCC

Dr. Omer Uyuklu



Ph.D. Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University


M.S. Instructional Design, San Jose State University


B.S. Electrical Engineering, Bogazici University



On behalf of the faculty and staff at California College of Communications, I 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, the TOEFL exam, 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 alumni have transferred to various local universities and colleges such as: San Jose State, Cal State East Bay, San Francisco State, and Mission, De Anza, and West Valley Colleges.


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, 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, night clubs, world class concerts, sporting events 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 vocabulary development. 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.





We invite you to visit our facility to meet our faculty and staff where you will be able to take a placement test to determine the level of program you need to start.



CalCC’s Mission Statement

The mission of CalCC ESL Program is to help non-natives 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 explore academic pathway option towards future career. Additionally, our conversation courses promote practical English usage with diverse individuals in real world scenarios. We also prepare students for the TOEFL examination in order to pursue higher education in competitive fields. By taking ESL courses at CalCC, students learn how to meet the high standards demanded by the academic community and professional workplace.

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 successful college or university entrance in the United States.
  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.


Arlene Montemayor, M.A.

San Jose State University

TESOL & ESL  Instructor

Karen Villeda, B.A.

San Jose State University

ESL Instructor

Diane Gonzales, B.A.

San Jose State University

ESL Instructor

Lynn E. Mitchell, B.A.

San Jose State University

ESL Instructor

Gina M. Bello, B.A.

UC Santa Cruz – Extension

ESL Instructor

Zeynep Demirel, B.A.

Cankaya University - Turkey

ESL Instructor

Celine Bakan, Ph.D.

University Stendhal - France

ESL Instructor

Grazia Mora, M.A.

Santa Clara University

 ESL Teacher Assistant

Jennifer Bean, B.A.

Purdue University - Indiana

ESL Instructor

Koraku Mikami, Ph.D.

Eimei University

Professor in Linguistics (ESL and TESOL)

Lingli Wang, B.A.

San Jose State University

ESL Instructor

Administrative Staff

Omer Uyuklu, Ph.D.

Dean of Education

Maria E. Fraser, B.A.

Administrative Director

Leman Uyuklu, M.A.

Publicity Director

Regina Lima, B.A.

Chief Operating Officer, DSO

Ann Mizuno, B.A.

Director of Admissions, DSO

Lia Raquel Lima

Student Administrative Assistant

Faculty and Staff Opportunities