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The ESOL program stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages. It is designed to offer low-cost classes to adults with limited English language abilities. Students will work on skills in speaking, reading, writing and understanding English.

After taking the CASAS placement test, students are able to begin taking classes at one of our six skill levels. Our highly qualified, certified teachers help students learn to live and work in an English-speaking country. Before completing the program, students have the opportunity to test their progress and earn a certificate. Advisors are also available to assist students in choosing their next step toward a career path.


West Area Adult School offers a free preschool program on their main campus. The Pre-School and Family Literacy Program is eligible to the children (ages 3-5) of adult students enrolled full-time.

East Area Adult School
300 Bridgers Ave, Auburndale
Class Times

Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Tuesday-Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

West Area Adult School
604 S. Central Ave, Lakeland
Class Times

Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Tuesday/Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 Enrollment.


Requirements:
• 16 years of age or older
• Valid photo ID
• Social Security Card (if you have one)

Procedures:
• Attend an Orientation session*
• Complete required paperwork
• Take the CASAS placement test

*Times vary. Call to schedule an appointment.
International visitors and individuals with a tourist visa are not eligible for this program

Resources.   Practice English    ⟩USALearns.org

Off-Site Classes:

City Location Address Time Hours Apply
Davenport Davenport Community Campus 8 Palmetto Street W Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 965-5475
Davenport Davenport Community Campus 8 Palmetto Street W Tuesday - Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 965-5475
Fort Meade  Gause Riverside Academy 1002 NE 6th Street Monday - Friday   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 965-5475 
Fort Meade Gause Riverside Academy 1002 NE 6th Street Tuesday - Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 965-5475
Mulberry Mulberry High School 1 Panther Place, Room I2 & D1 Tuesday / Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 499-2835
Wahneta Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission 2150 Bomber Road  Tuesday / Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 965-5475
Winter Haven Ridge Technical College 7700 State Road 544 Monday / Wednesday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 965-5475