English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program helps adults whose first language is not English to improve their English speaking, reading, and writing skills.  Students may also choose to prepare for the US citizenship test and/or enroll in a computer literacy class.

Classes are held at the main Carrington-Scott (Graham) campus, at the Dillingham Center (Burlington), and community sites throughout Alamance County. Students may enter ESL courses at any time after an initial intake appointment and progress at their own pace. All ESL classes are FREE, and free childcare is provided at our off campus locations.

ESL programs are also available through distance education. You can improve your English language skills from home with Crossroads Café, a DVD-based correspondence course.  We also offer two online programs: USA Learns and Rosetta Stone.

For more information about ESL classes, contact the coordinator, Julie Spomer at (336) 506-4407.  To enroll in a class, email james.brower@alamancecc.edu or call (336) 506-4380.

Students who complete ESL have several options for transition:

  • enroll in our High School Equivalency program
  • study for the community college placement exam in Placement Test Prep
  • enroll in EFL, ACC’s new for credit classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages to prepare for college-level coursework in English.  These courses are tuition-based and run every academic semester.  Students interested in EFL must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Para mayor información sobre las clases de inglés como idioma segundo (ESL) ó para inscribirse, llame (336) 506-4380.

esl fall schedule 2017


esl fall 2017 shedule