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ESL - English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

Ingles Como Segundo Lenguaje

Anh Ngữ Là Ngôn Ngữ Thứ Hai


The East Side Adult Education Program offers over 45 ESL classes at different sites, including the 2 main campuses:  Independence Adult Center (IAC) & Overfelt Adult Center (OAC).

We offer six levels of instruction:
    1. Level 1:  Beginning Literacy
    2. Level 2:  Beginning Low
    3. Level 3:  Beginning High
    4. Level 4:  Intermediate Low
    5. Level 5:  Intermediate High
    6. Level 6:  Advanced Low
In these classes, students will learn and improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, and they will also have the opportunity to use the computer and practice their English skills using a special web-based program called Burlington English.  At IAC & OAC, students can drop in the computer lab to get help or to learn basic computer skills after their morning classes. 
In addition, we also offer the following classes for ESL students:
    1. Distance Learning:  levels 4 through 6; Students meet with the teacher once or more a week and do their work at their convenient time.
    2. Conversation Classes:  levels 4 through 6;  Face-to-face & Online via Zoom.
    3. Writing Class: levels 4 through 6.
    4. Introduction to Microsoft Office (Word and Excel); levels 3/4 through 6.
      • At Independence Adult Center, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-9:10 pm.
    5. Introduction to Accounting & Bookkeeping; levels 3/4 through 6.
      • At Independence Adult Center, Tuesday & Wednesday, 6-9:10 pm.
    6. ESL for the workplace & Career Exploration; levels 3/4 through 6.
For more information about our ESL classes, please contact:
    • Independence Adult Center:  408-928-9300
    • Overfelt Adult Center:  408-254-8100
    • Andrew Hill Adult Center:  408-347-4224 (Tue-Thu evenings, 5:30 - 9:30 pm).
ESL Graduation Ceremony at Overfelt Adult Center in May 2022.

El programa ofrece más de 50 clases en English.Levels son: principiante, intermedio y avanzado. Los nuevos estudiantes pueden inscribirse en cualquier momento durante el año escolar. Los estudiantes interesados pueden llamar o visitar el Centro de Adultos Overfelt o el Centro de Adultos de la Independencia se encuentra en la map.


Lớp học Anh văn miên cho mọi trình độ.  Chương trình có khoảng hơn 50 lớp đang được giảng dạy.  Lớp học gồm các trình độ:  Vỡ lòng cấp 1, Vỡ lòng cấp 2, Trung bình thấp, Trung bình cao, và trình độ cao cấp.Quị vị sẽ được thâu nhận quanh năm.  Học viện mới có thể gọi hoặc đến các địa điểm mà học viện muốn tham dự lớp học để biết thêm chi tiết và đăng ký thi xếp lớp.

Danh sách các số điện thoại đuợc liệt kê kế bên bản đồ.  Sau khi thì xếp lớp, học viện có thể bắt đầu nhập học ngay nếu lớp học có chỗ trống.

Click HERE to see the schedule of classes.
For phone numbers and locations, check the MAP by CLICKING HERE.

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Independence Adult Center (IAC):  Monday through Friday,  8:50am - 12:00pm
Overfelt Adult Center (OAC): Monday through Friday,  8:50am - 12:00pm
Grail Family Services (GFS): Monday through Thursday,  8:30am - 11:40am
Franklin Mckinley School District:   
Beginning levels:  Mon, Wed, Fri: 8:30am - 11:40am
Intermediate levels: Mon, Tue, Fri: 9:00am - 12:10am   
Tully Community Branch Library: Tue, Wed, & Thu:  10:00am - 1:10pm
AFTERNOON FACE-TO-FACE  CLASSES:  Monday through Thursday,  12:30pm - 3:40pm
Independence Adult Center (IAC): Beginning levels; Monday through Thursday,  12:30pm - 3:40pm 
Overfelt Adult Center (OAC): 
    • ESL Beginning Levels; Monday through Thursday,  12:30pm - 3:40pm
    • ESL Academic Writing Class, Intermediate Levels:  Mon, Wed, Fri; 12:30pm - 3:40pm
    • ESL Conversation Class, Intermediate Levels:  Tue & Thu, 12:30pm - 3:40pm 
   Independence & Overfelt Adult Centers: Monday through Thursday,  12:30pm - 3:40pm


EVENING FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES:  Monday through Thursday, 6:00pm - 9:10pm

      • Andrew Hill High School:  All levels
      • Independence Adult Center:  All levels
      • Overfelt Adult Center:  All levels
      • ESL Conversation Class (via Zoom), Intermediate levels:  Mon & Wed,  6:00pm - 9:10pm
      • Distance Learning:  Intermediate levels:  Tue & Thu, 6:00pm - 9:10pm

For photos of our program's events, please Click here