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.

Click here if you would like someone to contact you with more information about our programs.

 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

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

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


  • 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    • Students must be officially withdrawn from K-12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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