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FALL SESSION ESL CLASSES

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ESL Classes
Instructor: ESL Staff
Quarter: Fall 2021
Textbook: Required textbooks can be purchased in the Adult School office.

Fall 2021 Term Dates

SESSION 1: August 16 to October 8, 2021
SESSION 2: October 11 to December 10, 2021

(No classes August 19 evening, September 6, November 11, and November 22-26)

The Palo Alto Adult School ESL program offers many classes to help you meet your English learning goals. To enter our free classes, new students must register for a placement test. There is no childcare for the test or the classes. To register for the placement test, come in to the Greendell ESL office at 4120 Middlefield Road, room P10, or the Palo Alto High School Adult School office at 50 Embarcadero Road. Or, to register online, click here.

**Students who are not registered to take the placement test will not be allowed to take the test.**

ENROLLMENT POLICIES

  • Students must be able to attend the full 8 weeks.
  • Students will be required to buy a textbook for the class.
  • There is no childcare.

**When your registration is completed, you will select one of the test dates shown below.**

PLACEMENT TESTING

ESL PLACEMENT TEST AND REGISTRATION
** New students must take a placement test. To register online for your placement test ** Click here.
** All placement testing is in-person. Social distancing guidelines and Covid-19 protocols will be practiced during testing.
**Register for testing early – Spaces limited!**

DAY TESTING–IN-PERSON

WHERE:
Greendell Campus
4120 Middlefield Road — Rooms P2 & P3

TIME: 9 a.m.–12 noon
Test begins promptly at 9 a.m.

Testing Dates for Session 1:

    • Friday, August 6
    • Tuesday, August 10
    • Friday, August 20

Testing Dates for Session 2:

    • Friday, October 1
    • Friday, October 8

EVENING TESTING–IN-PERSON

WHERE:
Palo Alto High School
50 Embarcadero Road — Room 217 & 218

TIME: 6–9 p.m
Test begins promptly at 6 p.m.

Testing Dates for Session 1:

    • Monday, August 9
    • Wednesday, August 11
    • Tuesday, August 17

Testing Dates for Session 2:

    • Tuesday, October 5
    • Tuesday, October 12

CLASSES

FALL SESSION ESL CLASSES–IN-PERSON

DATES: August 16 to December 10, 2021
No classes August 19 EVENING, September 6, November 11, and November 22-26)

MORNING CLASSES (9 A.M.-12 NOON)
Greendell School: Literacy through Advanced Low Levels (Monday-Thursday)

EVENING CLASSES (6:30-9:30 P.M.)
Palo Alto High School: Literacy through Advanced Low Levels (Monday and Wednesday)

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FALL SESSION ESL CLASSES–LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Students need to download and learn Zoom at https://zoom.us/. After you register, you will receive a Zoom link to login to the class. If you have any questions, please call the ESL office at (650) 494-2326.

DATES: August 16 to December 10, 2021
No classes November 11, and November 22-26)

MORNING CLASSES (3 meetings per week): 9-11 a.m. / Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
3 levels: Mixed beginning, mixed intermediate, advanced

EVENING CLASSES (2 meetings per week): 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Tuesday and Thursday
3 levels: Mixed beginning, mixed intermediate, advanced

FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING II: 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Thursday
10 weeks / September 9-November 18 No class November 11)

ADVANCED LEVEL & ADDITIONAL SKILL-SPECIFIC CLASSES: See English Enrichment classes.