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.