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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.

  • ESL PROGRAM RESUMES AUGUST 21, 2017

    Testing for new students is required. TESTING BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017. Please call (650) 329-3752 to make an appointment to take the test.

    Quarter: Summer 2017
    Prerequisite: Testing for new students required
    Instructor: Adult School Staff

  • BE A VOLUNTEER ESL TUTOR

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

    Instructor: Lynn Tanner, LTanner@pausd.org