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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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    ESL PROGRAM RESUMES AUGUST 22, 2016 (Testing for new students required / call for appointment / see schedule below)

    Testing for new students is required. TESTING BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016. Please call (650) 329-3752 after August 1st to make an appointment to take the test.

    Quarter: Fall 2016
    Prerequisite: Testing for new students required
    Instructor: Adult School Staff

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    PRE-LITERACY

    Do you know anyone who cannot read and write in their first language and/or English?
    ¿Conoce a alguien quien quiere aprender a leer en Inglés?

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 6 to July 13
    (No class: July 4.)
    Day(s) of the week: Monday and Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 204

    Quarter: Summer 2016
    Price: No Fee*
    Instructor: Robert Lanz

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    LITERACY CLASSES FOR ESL STUDENTS: Introduction

    This class is for students who cannot read and write in their first language and/or have not yet learned to read and write in English to sufficiently support their language learning.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 6 to July 12
    (No class: July 4.)
    Day(s) of the week: Monday and Tuesday
    Hour: 9 a.m.–12 noon
    Address: Greendell Rm P1

    Quarter: Summer 2016
    Price: No Fee*
    Instructor: Robert Lanz