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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) 329-3752.

For additional fee-based English classes, please see the English Enrichment section.

Hear what our ESL students have to say about their class.

  • FALL SESSION ESL CLASSES

    Testing for new students is required. Registration begins ONLINE Monday, August 3, 2020. Students who are not registered to take the placement test will not be allowed to take the test.

    Date range: September 8 to December 11
    (No class: November 11 and November 23-27, 2020.)

    Quarter: Fall 2020
    Price: No Fee *
    Instructor: ESL Staff

  • TRANSITIONS TO WORK OR COLLEGE/CAREER TRAINING *
    (Fall 2020 Online Class — Registration begins Friday, August 21, 2020)

    Prepare to take the next step in your career or education! During the current Covid-19 quarantine, our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 9 to November 18
    (No class: November 11.)
    Day(s) of the week: Monday AND Wednesday
    Address: ONLINE CLASS (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Fall 2020
    Prerequisite: To enroll in this class, you must be eligible to work or attend college in the United States, and commit to attending a ten-week class.
    Price: No Fee*
    Instructor: Susan Silver, ssilver@pausd.org, Margaret Bdzil, mbdzil@pausd.org

    SECTION A

    Duration: 10
    Date range: September 9 to November 18
    Day(s) of the week: Monday AND Wednesday
    Hour: 9 a.m.–12 noon
    Address: ONLINE CLASS (via ZOOM)
    Price: No Fee *

    SECTION B

    Duration: 10
    Date range: September 9 to November 18
    Day(s) of the week: Monday AND Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS (via ZOOM)
    Price: No Fee *
  • 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 current Covid-19 quarantine, our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Quarter: Fall 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: Fall 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: Fall 2020
    Instructor: Adult School Staff

  • BE A VOLUNTEER ESL TUTOR

    Tutor training for new tutors will return winter 2021 quarter.

    Instructor: Lynn Tanner, LTanner@pausd.org