English as a Second Language (ESL)

Welcome to our ESL Program in Raleigh, North Carolina! 
Our program provides English instruction to adult non-native English speaking residents, living and/or working in the United States with a focus on college and career readiness skills. We offer classes at 11  locations throughout Wake County with many learning options including morning, afternoon and evening classes, as well as a  distance education and weekend option.  

  • For students who want to learn English to get a job or go to college
  • Classes are good for non-speakers through advanced levels
  • Develop college and career readiness skills; including technology, civics and workplace skills through reading, writing, listening and speaking experiences
  • For more information: 919-334-1501

Students that test out of ESL and want to improve their academic English in reading, writing, math and technology skills may enroll in ABE classes for:
•    Preparation for enrollment in the High School Equivalency Program
•    Academic preparation for a college curriculum program
•    Getting a job or advancing in a job


Information Sessions about the ABE program are held monthly at the Beltline Education Center. For a list of dates and times, click here.
 

ESL Online - Learn at home on the internet with instructor support

  • Individualized online curriculum to develop your career readiness and communication skills
  • Students must come to the Beltline Education Center for class orientation, registration and testing only
  • For more information: 919-334-1568
  • For intermediate to advanced level ESL students
  • Learn the Naturalization process and Citizenship exam content
  • For more information: 919-334-1509