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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.

  • SPRING SESSION ESL CLASSES

    The Palo Alto Adult School ESL program offers many classes to help you meet your English learning goals.

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

    Quarter: Spring 2020
    Instructor: ESL Staff

  • TRANSITIONS TO WORK OR COLLEGE/CAREER TRAINING *

    Prepare to take the next step in your career or education!

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: March 23 to June 10
    (No class: April 6, April 8, and May 25.)

    Quarter: Spring 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: Margaret Bdzil and Susan Silver

  • 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.

    Quarter: Spring 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.

    Quarter: Spring 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?

    Quarter: Spring 2020

  • BE A VOLUNTEER ESL TUTOR

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

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