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English Classes at East Area Adult School at Ridge Technical College

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

East Area Adult School at Ridge Technical College
7700 SR 544 (Lucerne Park Rd.), Winter Haven, FL 33881
Class Times

Monday-Friday on campus
8:00 AM -2:30 PM, or ONLINE

Tuesday and Thursday on campus
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; OR ONLINE

West Area Adult School at Traviss Technical College
3225 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL 33803
Class Times

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM OR 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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


• 16 years of age or older
• Valid photo ID (Driver's License, Passport, etc.)
• Social Security Card (if you have one)

• Make an appointment
• Complete required paperwork
• Take the CASAS placement test, $20.00

• Choose class location
• Pay tution fee, $30.00 per term
• Start classes

*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

East Area Adult School - English for Speakers of Other Languages off-site locations (Clase de inglés, Klas Anglè)

Off-Site Classes:

City Location Address Time Hours Apply
Auburndale REAL Academy (former East Area Adult school campus) 300 E. Bridgers Ave. Monday - Friday

Tuesday and Thursday

8 AM - 1:30 PM

6 PM - 9 PM

 863-419-3060, Ext. 800
Haines City Eastside Elementary 1820 E. Johnson Avenue (north campus) Portable is located on N. 20th Street and Maple Ave. where the REAL Academy has a campus. It is BEHIND Eastside Elementary. Monday-Thursday

Tuesday and Thursday

8 AM - 12 PM

6 PM - 9 PM

 863-419-3060, Ext. 800
Davenport Davenport School of the Arts 4751 County Rd. 547

Class is located in the Cafeteria

Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 863-419-3060, Ext. 800
Davenport Davenport Elementary 8 W. Palmetto St., Davenport The classroom is located in building 13 on W. Palmetto. It has an outside door. You have to walk in the grass, up the steps and knock on the door. Tuesday and Thursday 6 PM - 9 PM  863-419-3060, Ext. 800
Winter Haven Ridge Technical College 7700 SR 544 (Lucerne Park Rd), Winter Haven, 33881 Monday - Friday

OR Tuesday and Thursday

8 AM - 2:30 PM

6 PM - 9 PM

863-419-3060, Ext. 800