English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are free for students. The student receives instruction at their level in speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, citizenship, and workplace language skills designed to accommodate any language ability. The instructor may assist students with high school equivalency degrees and post-secondary preparation. 

Students learn in small groups, one-on-one tutoring, and through online instruction. Students complete the TABE CLAS-E to determine their level of English proficiency, assess their needs, and track their progress. Our instructors are trained to assist students with their educational, employment, and language goals. With improved langauge skills, students can access community resources, improve their employment opportunities, or enroll in college or vocational training programs.

Faculty and Staff 

Vicky McDougald
ESL Instructor, Bradley County

Nancy Varnell
ESL Instructor, Union County