ESL (English as a Second Language) 2017-12-15T09:05:37-08:00

Most communities offer English classes through adult education programs at community colleges and high schools. These classes are open to everyone although some may charge a small fee. Some private nonprofit organization such as resettlement agencies also offer ESL classes. These are usually free but may have a long waiting list for admission. Commercial language schools also offer English classes but these are usually expensive. Studying with a volunteer tutor is another way to learn English, and can also be a good way to learn about American culture and customs.

In ESL classes men and women of different ages,I education and ethnic backgrounds attend ESL classes together. In beginning-level ESL classes, students usually study the English they need to function in the community and at the workplace. In higher level classes students pay attention to English grammar, reading, and writing.

ESL class attendance is a requirement for getting benefits – if you do not go, your benefits will be stopped.


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