• Hello, 

    I am the Lead Teacher of the ESL Department at San Leandro Adult School. I taught English here for many years. Now I work with the ESL teachers to help our students enjoy and learn from our English classes.

    I still love meeting and talking with our students. Our students and our teachers are wonderful!

    I am often in my office at the adult school, Room 106. Please stop by and say hello!


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  • First Week of Classes

    Posted by Amy Kivel on 9/5/2019

    We are now in our first week of classes. All morning and evening ESL classes are full, but we still have a little space in some of our afternoon classes. Come by the office to find out about Grammar and Writing or Speaking and Listening classes! We also have Distance Learning, which means you can study English at home on your phone or your computer.

    In our ESL classes, students are learning school vocabulary and about how to be a successful student. Here are some of Brenda's students talking about their ideas.

    ESL students


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  • Back in school!

    Posted by Amy Kivel on 7/17/2019

    It's the second week of summer school. Many of our ESL students are learning about problems in the house or apartment. 

    Here's some basic practice:

    The house

    Rooms in a house

    Here's some practice with words for problems. This is for beginning high and intermediate students: Problems in the house

    Here's a big problem: A broken and cracked window! Cracked window

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  • Quiet Time at the Adult School

    Posted by Amy Kivel on 6/26/2019

    What's happening this week at San Leandro Adult School?

    It's very quiet right now. The floors are being washed and waxed by our great custodian, Maria. This takes planning, equipment, and a lot of work!



    For beginning students: Cleaning Supplies Video

    For intermediate students: English for Work: Housekeeping Vocabulary


    Maria waxing the floors.

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