English as a Second Language (ESL) for Adults

Students posing with English as a Second Language Written
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  • English Language Acquisition program is defined as "a program of instruction designed to help eligible individuals who are English language learners achieve competence in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension of the English language; and that leads to attainment of the secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent; and transition to postsecondary education and training; or employment." 


    Class offerings:

    • ESL Basic, level 1, 2, 3, 4/Speech & Writing
    • ESL for Professionals -- those who have professional degrees or training from other countries
    • High School Equivalency (HSE) in English and in Spanish
    • Digital Literacy -- participants must be enrolled, active ESL or HSE student
    • Financial Literacy -- participants must be enrolled, active ESL or HSE student
    • Workplace Literacy -- participants must be enrolled, active ESL or HSE student
    • College Bound -- participants must be enrolled, active ESL or HSE student
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Medical Billing and Coding

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Orientation and Registration

    Choose date:  January 7, 8, or 9, 2019. Choose time: 9:00am or 5:00pm

    First come, first served. Orientation session seats are limited.

    You will receive a testing appointment. Dates are: January 14 and 15 or 16 and 17; 9:00am or 5:00pm. All students must attend 2-day testing sessions. Each session is 3 hours in length. Plan accordingly. You may not arrive late or leave early.

    Bring social security card (if you have one) and identification.

    You must be 19 years old or older.

    Download ESL Letter to Student's Employer

    Email: adulted@neisd.net


    If you missed January sessions, check this page soon for February dates. 

Photo of ESL students with their teacher

  • Locations:

    *Assignments are based on English skill level. 

    Students have few choices of class site. Not all sites have all classes and English skill levels. You must be willing to accept the class assignment and site offered.

    We offer morning, afternoon, and evening classes. There are no weekend classes, sorry. 

    Are you looking for classes in a different San Antonio area? Check out: https://programs.esc20.net/page/ael.home

    Email adulted@neisd.net 


  • Important!

    By joining our program, you are making a commitment, a promise, to attend class on a regular basis and take required assessments. You do not pay tuition or any fees to participate in our ESL instructional program. You do owe us your time and effort! 

    Our program is grant-funded with Federal and State funds. When students are absent from class and do not take assessments, our program can lose money to keep our program open. 

    Carefully consider your work schedule, medical appointments, vacations, childcare and all barriers that might keep you from attending your assigned class.

Distance Learning Photo


    The NEISD high school equivalency (HSE) prep and ESL distance learning program is at-home computer study. Students interested in participating in distance learning are required to attend regularly scheduled registration and orientation sessions. Acceptance to the distance learning program is subject to availability, entrance exam scores, and computer skills. Students must have transportation to the Ferrari Center located on Rampart Drive.

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