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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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    FALL SESSION FREE ESL CLASSES

    The Palo Alto Adult School ESL program offers many classes to help you meet your English learning goals. To enter our free classes, new students must register for a placement test.

    Date range: August 21 to December 16
    (No class: September 4, November 11, and November 21-25.)
    Address: Site 1: Greendell School, Site 2: Escondido Village (Stanford), and Site 3: Palo Alto High School

    Quarter: Fall 2016
    Price: No Fee *
    Instructor: ESL Staff

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

    Come learn about computers in a class that is fun, friendly, and FREE!
    ***TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS, PLEASE CALL THE ADULT SCHOOL OFFICE AT (650) 329-3752.***

    Quarter: Fall 2016
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: No Fee*
    Instructor: Sharon Mason, smason@pausd.org

    SECTION A ***To register for this class, please call the Adult School office at (650) 329-3752***

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: August 23 to October 11
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 203
    Price: No Fee*

    SECTION B ***To register for this class, please call the Adult School office at (650) 329-3752***

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: October 18 to December 13
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 203
    Price: No Fee*
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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: Fall 2016
    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: Fall 2016
    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: Fall 2016

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    TRANSITION TO WORK OR COLLEGE/CAREER TRAINING *

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

    Duration: 11 wks
    Date range: August 22 to October 31
    (No class: September 5.)
    Day(s) of the week: Monday and Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 216

    Quarter: Fall 2016
    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: Fall 2016
    Instructor: Lynn Tanner, dltesl@comcast.net