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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 20, 2018

    Testing for new students is required. TESTING BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018. To register for the placement test, please come in to the Greendell ESL office at 4120 Middlefield Road, Room P10, or Palo Alto High school Adult School Office at 50 Embarcadero Road. Students who are not registered to take the placement test will not be allowed to take the test.

    Quarter: Summer 2018
    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