ESOL Classes

 

English for Speakers of Other Languages

This program is for Adults aged 18 and older. 

 

Description of this Class:

This is an integrated course focused on developing core language skills at the beginning level. Emphasis will be on survival speaking skills, real-life vocabulary, the three main verb tenses, and the integration of these skills:

  • Speaking

  • Listening

  • Grammar/Writing

  • Reading

  • Conversation

By the end of the course, students will know how to give and follow simple instructions and how to participate in meaningful activities within and across cultures.  Students will be able to ask and answer questions about topics that are presented at a low beginning listening speed of below 130 words per minute.   Individual, partner, and group work, as well as Total Physical Response activities, will be used throughout the class, as well as oral presentations and listening assessments.

 

All ESOL students enrolled at Pasco Adult gain access to Burlington English. Burlington English is an online program that focuses on instruction for English language learners in four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The ESOL teachers use the program for face-to-face classroom activities. Students can use Burlington English anytime/anywhere to access online interactive English courses and improve their pronunciation and comprehensibility.

 

 

Classes are offered at Pasco Adult Education @Wesley Chapel

 

 

Schedule

Monday – Friday

Mornings 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Afternoons 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

 

Tuesday and Thursday

Evenings 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 

 

Spring 2023 Registration will begin on December 5th. 

ESOL Program Admission Requirements for Adult Education

 

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age for the ESOL programs.

  • Applicants must take a CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems) placement test in Reading and Listening

 

The enrollment process can be completed online or in our Adult Education office. 

Please refer to the steps below to aid in this process.

 

  • If needed, see our Adult Education School Counselor to find the best program for you. Certified School Counselor Kathleen Carreño. Email kcarreno@pasco.k12.fl.us or call 813-794-8828.

  • Complete the student application and pay the $31.20 non-refundable fee for your class. Payment is due at the time application is submitted and is non-refundable. The payment form is found at the end of the application. 

  • A CASAS placement test is required for ESOL classes.  There is a $12.50 scheduling and processing fee that must be made prior to scheduling your CASAS test.  This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.  If you miss your testing appointment, you will be required to pay another non-refundable scheduling and processing fee. For the CASAS, students must be at least 18 years of age.

Schedule here for a CASAS TEST.

 

 

  • CASAS testing hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday  8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

  • The test is approximately 2 hours.

  • Check in at the front Adult Ed office in portable 4 with your Government-issued ID. This is required for all testing.

 

 

 

The application includes a non-refundable payment fee of $31.20. The fee must be paid at the time of application submission.

 

Enroll here:

 

ESOL STUDENT APPLICATION

Registration for Spring 2023 will open on December 5th.

 

For any questions regarding the enrollment process, please get in touch with our Adult Education office at (813) 794-8777.