Polk Education Pathways

The English for Speakers of Other Languages 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.

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 on campus
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday on campus
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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

• Make an appointment
• 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

East Area Adult School - English for Speakers of Other Languages off-site locations

Off-Site Classes:

City Location Address Time Hours Apply
Haines City Eastside Elementary 1820 E. Johnson Avenue (north campus) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 PM 965-5475
Haines City Eastside Elementary 1820 E. Johnson Avenue (north campus) Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 965-5475
Winter Haven Ridge Technical College Ridge Technical College7700 State Road 544; Main Building, Orientation Room Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 PM 965-5475