ESOL Courses for Adults

Adult students in a classroom setting

English For Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is an educational program to help adult students learn English. We offer ESOL classes all year. Adult ESOL programs are offered in our community schools, the Adult Education Center, several satellite sites, and online. Some of the skills covered in ESOL classes are listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

At most sites, students can begin classes whenever they are ready. You are encouraged to attend on a regular basis in order to learn English faster.

The Governor and the Florida Commissioner of Education announced that school closures have been extended until further notice. If you were enrolled in classes during the 2020 Winter Term, check your email and phone messages for distance learning instructions. Please contact your school if you have any questions or need assistance.

New students will be notified when registration re-opens. If you would like to be contacted, click here and someone will reach out to you.

 Learn English so you can:

  • Get a job
  • Become a U.S. Citizen
  • Get a GED®
  • Help your child with homework
  • Communicate with your doctor
  • Obtain additional training
  • Enter a new career
  • Start your own business
  • Earn a degree
  • Handle emergencies

Term Dates 

Summer Term 2020

  • April 27th - July 17th
  • Registration begins April 20th
  • No classes: 5/25
  • Classes for the Adult Education Center begin 04/20/2020

Registration when schools re-open

  • Go to a School Site Near You (Registration must be done in-person)
    • Must be 16 years or older
    • Students must be officially withdrawn from K-12
  • Fill out the registration form
  • Pay the tuition fee of $30 ($5 badge fee may apply)
  • Take the CASAS Placement Tool

Watch the video below to learn more about our registration process.

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