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English as a Second Language

Do you need to improve your English to get a job or a promotion? Apply for citizenship? Communicate with your children’s teachers? Become more confident and self-reliant? Whether your goals are personal or professional, the Palo Alto Adult School ESL program offers a wide-range of free classes to help you. For more information, call (650) 494-2326.

For additional fee-based English classes, please see the English Enrichment section.

Hear what our ESL students have to say about their class.

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    COMPUTER LITERACY FOR ESL STUDENTS (**NEW**)

    Come learn about computers in a class that is fun, friendly, and FREE!

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 10 to February 28
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 203

    Quarter: Winter 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: No Fee*
    Instructor: Sara Ziogas, sziogas@pausd.org

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    WINTER SESSION ESL CLASSES

    The Palo Alto Adult School ESL program offers many classes to help you meet your English learning goals.

    Quarter: Winter 2017
    Instructor: ESL Staff

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    ESL FOR PARENTS (CBET)

    Palo Alto Adult School and Barron Park Elementary School offer individualized classes for parents who want to learn English and help their children with school.

    Quarter: Winter 2017
    Instructor: Susan Stevick and Nikki Holt

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    CLASES DE INGLÉS PARA LOS PADRES (CBET)

    Palo Alto Adult School y la escuela primaria de Barron Park ofrece clases individuales para los padres que quieren aprender inglés y ayudarles a sus niños con su tarea.

    Quarter: Winter 2017
    Instructor: Susan Stevick and Nikki Holt

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    PRE-LITERACY, CBET and LEAH

    Do you need to improve your English to get a job or a promotion? Apply for citizenship? Communicate with your children’s teachers? Volunteer in your community? Make new friends? Become more confident and self-reliant?

    Quarter: Winter 2017

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    TRANSITIONS TO WORK OR COLLEGE/CAREER TRAINING *

    Prepare to take the next step in your career or education!

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 9 to March 15
    (No class: January 16 and February 20.)
    Day(s) of the week: Monday and Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 216

    Quarter: Winter 2017
    Prerequisite: REQUIRED ORIENTATION: All students must attend an orientation session and take a placement test.
    Price: No Fee*
    Instructor: Elizabeth Bales-Stutes

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    BE A VOLUNTEER ESL TUTOR

    Set aside two hours a week to help wonderful people at a crucial moment in their lives.

    Quarter: Winter 2017
    Instructor: Lynn Tanner, dltesl@comcast.net