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.

 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
Fall Term 2019

  • August 26th - December 13th
  • Registration begins August 12th
  • No classes: 9/2, 9/30, 10/9, 11/25-29
  • Classes for the Adult Education Center begin 08/12/2019

Winter Term 2020

  • January 21st - April 17th
  • Registration begins January 6th
  • No classes: 1/20, 3/23 - 3/27, 4/10
  • Classes for the Adult Education Center begin 01/07/2020


  • 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    • Students must be officially withdrawn from K-12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.

The School District of Palm Beach County