Those who came to Sacramento via the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program no longer have to wait one year to be considered for in-state tuition at community colleges.
There are lots of options for financial assistance and many for-credit ESL classes at Los Rios and Sierra College schools. Learners should have a basic understanding of English or one year in adult school before enrolling at the college. Note that these are for-credit college classes that require significant commitment and hours to study and do homework. Students should be serious about improving their English and have significant time available to dedicate to success in their classes.