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View a listing of programs' testing and locations offered in Fall 2023.

English as a Second Language (ESL)


English as a Second Language classes are for non-native speakers looking to improve their English skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Many schools also offer ESL classes that focus on grammar or pronunciation. ESL levels include Beginning Literacy, Beginning Low, Beginning High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, and Advanced. Improving your English language skills will help you achieve your personal, academic, or career goals and can help you:

  • Get a job or a better job
  • Help your children succeed at school
  • Participate fully in the community
  • Prepare to continue your education at college or other training programs
  • Prepare for U.S. Citizenship
  • Understand culture in the United States

U.S. Citizenship Preparation


U.S. Citizenship Preparation classes help you with the language skills you need to prepare for and pass your U.S. Citizenship Interview. In U.S. Citizenship Preparation classes, you will learn about U.S. history and government, 100 civic questions, and understand the requirements to apply for naturalization.