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English as a Second Language Classes

Free classes offered to acquire English skills and more

Last updated Mar. 26, 2014 - 4:09 pm

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program offers free ESL classes to residents of Raleigh and the surrounding communities.

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English Classes for ESL

English Classes at Barwell Community Center

These classes are offered for beginner levels. Classes are designed for people that utilize a primary language other than English and are interested in learning important skills to communicate in English. Students acquire basic English skills along with insights into American culture.

Currently, free ESL classes are held in the following community centers:

Cultural and Educational Classes

The Mexican Folk Dance Class ready to perform!

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program offers a variety of educational and cultural classes to residents of Raleigh and the surrounding communities. These classes include:

  • Basic Computer I in Spanish - Introduces basic computer skills.
  • Basic Computer II in Spanish - A continuation of Basic Computer I in Spanish.

 

Foreign Language Classes

Japanese Class

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program offers foreign language classes to residents of Raleigh and the surrounding communities. The following classes are held at various community centers throughout the city:

  • Chinese for Beginners
  • Spanish for Beginners

Volunteer

Volunteer teaches class at Peach Rd

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program offers a variety of ways for people to volunteer. Note that for all volunteer opportunities knowledge of a language other than English is NOT necessary. Opportunities are flexible with ongoing or 1-time options.

Find out more about volunteering!

How to Register for ESL Classes

When you find a class you would like to enroll in, you can either

  1. visit the community center where the class will be held
  2. go to any City of Raleigh staffed Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources facility
  3. register using RecLink Online

If you choose to go to the community center or any City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources facility

  1. Go to any facility or community center where the class will be held and pick up a registration form.
  2. Fill out the registration form (Tip: Remember to fill in the five-digit BARCODE. E.g. #78188).
  3. Return the registration form to the community center at least two weeks before the class is scheduled to begin.

If you choose to register via RecLink, find your class and register online.

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