Classes in your area can help you learn English

Learning English can be helpful while you are living and working in the United States. Many communities throughout the state offer English classes to help area residents learn the language. Men and women of different ages, ethnicities and education levels can study together in a classroom environment or work one-on-one with a tutor.

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are available at a number of locations throughout California. Community colleges, Adult Schools or Education Centers, as well as Vocational Instructional Centers and community-based groups offer ESL classes to the general public. There are a variety of classes designed to meet any and every skill level. Whether you have had little exposure to English or you have a good background in the language but would like to improve your skills. Most often a test is administered to determine the best class for you.

If you are interested in taking a class at a community college in your area, you will need to enroll at the beginning of the semester or quarter—or prior to the class starting based on the college’s schedule.

If you are interested in taking a class at a community college in your area, you will need to enroll at the beginning of the semester or quarter—or prior to the class starting based on the college’s schedule.

You would need to contact the Financial Aid office at the community college in your area to learn more about these options. To find the community college near you, visit www.californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/maps/districts.asp for a listing of colleges by region with their appropriate contact information. You can also find financial aid information at www.ICanAffordCollege.com

California Adult Schools and learning centers, as well as community-based programs are generally low or no cost and can be taken at any time. Most adult schools offer testing to determine what ESL class best suits your needs. To locate an Adult School in your area, visit www.californiaadultschools.org.