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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 16, 2021

    ESL News: Please click here to get updates — including testing dates and times.

    Prerequisite: Testing for new students required
    Instructor: Adult School Staff

  • ENGLISH LITERACY *

    Each lesson is designed to teach the basic skills of Reading, Speaking, Writing and Listening to English conversation using the latest technology. During the current Covid-19 period, this class is being held LIVE ONLINE via Zoom.. ***PLEASE CALL THE ESL OFFICE (650) 494-2326 TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS.***

    Duration: 5 wks
    Date range: June 2 to June 30
    Day(s) of the week: Monday AND Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Summer 2021
    Price: No Fee*
    Instructor: Shadya Ghezal, sghezal@pausd.org

  • Transitions To Work Or College/Career Training * (For ESL Students)

    TRANSITIONS TO COLLEGE AND CAREERS *
    (For ESL Students)

    Prepare to take the next step in your career or education! During the current Covid-19 period, our classes are being held LIVE ONLINE via Zoom.
    ***PLEASE CALL THE ESL OFFICE (650) 494-2326 TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS.***

    Duration: 7 wks
    Date range: July 7 to August 18
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Summer 2021
    Prerequisite: For advanced level language learners. Must be eligible to work or attend college in the US to enroll.
    Price: No Fee*
    Instructor: Margaret Bdzil, mbdzil@pausd.org

  • Be a Volunteer ESL Tutor

    BE A VOLUNTEER ESL TUTOR

    For information, contact ESL Volunteer Tutor Manager, Ellen Spector: ellenspector@yahoo.com.