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AEL ESL Classes

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Region 9 ESC AEL Program provides free English as Second Language classes to adults who are 18 years and older.  Instruction will include oral speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  Students who want to enroll in these classes are required to do the following:

  • Attend an enrollment and orientation 
  • Be administered the Best Oral Testing and Best Literacy Testing
  • Attend an advising session with your ESL Instructor to discuss levels of learning and class information
  • Attend 60 or more instructional hours and miss no more than four absences in an 8-week session (Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, & Spring II)


Click HERE for a list of all of our ESL classes in the 11 counties we cover in North Texas.  If you are looking for a specific class site, click on the class site below to find information about enrollment sessions and testing dates, class information, and how to get registered for the ESL Classes.