• Adult Career Center's ESOL Program

    The Adult Education Career ESOL program offers non-native English speakers a chance to improve their English skills while developing a career pathway for better employment opportunities. We offer:

    • Everyday functional English for all four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) with grammar and vocabulary
    • Career and college readiness pathways and support
    • Transition to certificate/ credit programs and employment

    ESOL can also help with

    • Attainment of a secondary school diploma (GED®)
    • Computer literacy
    • Citizenship/Civics preparation

    To participate in our program, students must: 

    • be 16 years or older 
    • be able to complete a minimum of 10 hours a week of course work to participate 
    • not be enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school 
    • attend orientation and testing 
    • pay $45 tuition per term plus $20 for testing* 

    * Through an application process, students can apply for tuition scholarships
  • ESOL Foundations and Beginning Class Schedule

     T—W—TH 9 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

    All ESOL classes are held at Charlotte Technical College.  

  • Registration Information for FALL 2024 ESOL: 

    All Testing Dates for Fall 2024 ESOL registration are now FULL!  You may call 941-255-7500 to place your name on a waiting list in case we have a cancellation.
    dates 05-20

    The placement tests cost $20 (cash is preferred) and students are required to bring a photo ID when testing. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your testing appointment and allot at least 2–3 hours to complete the process. Late arrivals will need to be rescheduled. Seats are limited.

    M—T—W—TH 9:00 a.m.—11:30 p.m. Intermediate
    M—T—W—TH 12:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m. Advanced
    M—T—W—TH 4:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m. Intermediate
    M—T—W—TH 6:30 p.m.—9:00 p.m. Beginning

    All ESOL classes are held at Charlotte Technical College.

  • Registration Contact: 

    Lee Ann Gunning
    941-255-7500 x. 1822

    Charlotte Technical College