ESOL Courses for Adults

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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. 

Classes will begin virtually and will return to in-person when it is safe to do so. Please contact your school for specific information.

The registration process varies by school site. 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 

Fall Term 2022
August 23rd - December 10th
Registration begins August 10th
No classes: 9/5, 9/26, 10/5, 10/14, 11/8, 11/21-11/25
Classes for the Chuck Shaw Technical Education Center begin 08/10/2022

Winter Term 2023
January 17th - April 14th
Registration begins January 4th
No classes: 2/20, 3/17, 3/20-3/24, 4/7
Classes for the Chuck Shaw Technical Education Center begin 01/045/2023

Summer Term 2023
April 24th - July 20st
Registration begins April 17th
No classes: 5/29, 7/4 Fridays 6/9 - 7/15
Classes for the Chuck Shaw Technical Education Center begin 04/17/2023

Registration when schools re-open

  • Go to a School Site Near You (Registration must be done in-person) - please contact the school for specific registration instructions
    • 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    • Students must be officially withdrawn from K-12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