The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas Vocational English Language Classes

Vocational English for Speakers
of Other Languages

To meet program language proficiency requirements, as determined by Student Services, students are required to take an English Language Proficiency assessment prior to starting any vocational training program. Assessments are evaluated to determine the appropriate English Language support program needed prior to enrollment in vocational training. Eligible Culinary Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165 members qualify for free training as part of their union benefits package.

Vocational English for Speakers of Other Languages (VESOL)

This program provides basic-to-intermediate knowledge of the English language for enrollment in the Guest Room Attendant, House Person and Utility Porter, or Kitchen Steward programs. Students study English grammar and learn vocation-specific vocabulary. Upon program completion, students will be able to engage in real-world conversations they will encounter in the hospitality industry.

Length: 30 hours

Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Program Requirements: Minimum age 18-years-old; valid driver’s license/state ID, Social Security card; basic conversational English ability

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English as a Second Language (ESL)

This program provides basic English as a second language instruction to beginning students. Students learn to read, write, and speak English. Upon program completion, students will be prepared to enroll in the Vocational English for Speakers of Other Languages (VESOL) program. No knowledge of the English language is required to enroll in this program.

Length: 40 hours

Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00pm to 3:30pm; or

Wednesday and Friday, 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Program Requirements: Minimum age 18-years-old; valid driver’s license/state ID, Social Security card

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For more information on these programs, come to orientation any Monday at 10am, Wednesday at 2pm, or Friday at 10am.

Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, attendance is limited and registration is required.

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