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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.

  • TRANSITIONS TO WORK OR COLLEGE/CAREER TRAINING *
    (Summer 2020)

    Prepare to take the next step in your career or education! In this ten-week course you’ll learn research, writing, and listening skills, develop communication skills, and increase your knowledge of employer expectations. During the current Covid-19 quarantine, this class, and many of our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 7 wks
    Date range: June 15 to July 29
    Day(s) of the week: Monday AND Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS

    Quarter: Summer 2020
    Price: No Fee *
    Instructor: Margaret Bdzil, mmbdzil75@gmail.com

  • SPRING SESSION ESL CLASSES

    The Palo Alto Adult School ESL program offers many classes to help you meet your English learning goals. During the current Covid-19 quarantine, many of our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Date range: March 9 to May 8
    (No class: April 6 - April 10.)

    Quarter: Spring 2020
    Instructor: ESL Staff

  • 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. During the Covid-19 quarantine, this class is being held ONLINE.

    Quarter: Summer 2020
    Instructor: Susan Stevick and Nikki Holt

  • 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. Durante la cuarentena de Covid-19, esta clase se lleva a cabo EN LÍNEA. Para obtener información sobre cómo inscribirse, llame al (650) 494-2326 o envíe un correo electrónico a adultschool@pausd.org.

    Quarter: Summer 2020
    Instructor: Susan Stevick and Nikki Holt

  • 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? During the Covid-19 quarantine, these classes are being held ONLINE.

    Quarter: Summer 2020

  • BE A VOLUNTEER ESL TUTOR

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

    Quarter: Summer 2020
    Instructor: Lynn Tanner, LTanner@pausd.org