English Language (ESL)

Parkland College Adult Education provides free multicultural English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for people living in the U.S.  (see note below).  The program helps improve Basic English reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills for non-native English speakers. Classes are assigned based on English-language assessment tests. Advanced students may take special English Communications classes for specific Career Pathways.


Fall 2020 schedule: August 24-December 11 (open entry)

All classes are live online and recorded video with 1:1 instructor tutoring. Laptop and tablet loans are available for students who need them for online classes. 


Basic English for Non-Native Speakers (open entry)

  Morning: 9:00a-11:00a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

                                    or    Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  Evening: 6:00p-8:00p   Tuesday, Thursday

             or     Monday, Wednesday


English Communications for Business, Administration, & Management

ESL 017-001: 11:00a-1:00p Tuesday, Thursday  Live online or Recorded Video (Starts 9/14)


English Communications for Nurse Assistant

ESL 028-001:  6:00p-8:00p Monday, Wednesday, Thursday  Hybrid for 8 weeks, then all Online


English Communications for Industrial Technology

ICAPS WLD: Welding Integrated Education and Training 

5:00p-8:45p Tuesday, Thursday

English Communications for Information Technology

ESL 021-001  6:00p-8:00p  Monday, Wednesday  Live online or Recorded video (Starts 9/14)



Project READ also provides free volunteer tutors for individual instruction. Contact ProjectREAD@parkland.edu.


Note: Adult Education & Workforce Development provides free classes to citizens, permanent residents, refugees, undocumented residents, green card holders, or people with certain visas (H 1-4, DV1, or K3).  International students or those who hold cultural exchange or tourist visas should apply to Parkland College international admissions.