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English as a Second Language (ESL) & Citizenship

Washington Adult School's English as a Second Language (ESL) classes provide instruction for individuals who want to learn or improve their English language proficiency.  Students who do not speak English as their first language will learn reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.  ESL classes are participatory and interactive.  Some of the classes are available by level and others are multi-level.  At orientation, students are tested and placed in the appropriate level.  Students  must attend orientation prior to enrolling in the ESL class.  If space allows, students may enroll in more than one ESL class.  

All ESL classes are also designed to accelerate student learning by incorporating workforce preparation with ESL instruction.  Students enrolled in ESL have the option to co-enroll in workforce training classes that help prepare students for industry certification and work.  

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Multi-level - includes Literacy to Advanced level
ESL Class Schedule
Days Time Location
 Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 11:30am Yolo Education Center
Tuesday & Thursday 5:00pm - 8:00pm Yolo Education Center
Tuesday & Thursday 8:15am - 11:15am Elkhorn Village 

Citizenship Preparation (not offering this course at this time)

The Citizenship Preparation class incorporates the English language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening with instruction designed to help students pass the U.S. Citizenship Exam.  Lessons and activities are based on civics, current affairs, U.S. History and government. This course is designed for students who are qualified or may soon qualify to apply for U.S. Citizenship.  
  • Citizenship Preparation (includes Intermediate to Advanced levels)

Integrated Literacy and Civics Education  (IELCE) - Career Training Optional Courses

Students enrolled in Washington Adult School ESL classes also have the option of co-enrolling in workforce training courses designed to prepare students for work in high-skill, high-wage, or high demand industry sectors.  
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT)- This is a pre-apprenticeship program for adults designed to help students transition successfully into careers in the Residential and Commercial Construction industry.  The course varies in length depending on student goals.  It could be as long as 15 weeks and 300 hours.  
                                                            PACT Program Class Schedule
Days                                               Time                                            Location
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 11:00am Bryte/NCCT Campus