English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

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    English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

    The adult English for Speakers of Other Languages program, often referred to as ESOL, is designed to help individuals improve their English literacy skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

    The goal of the adult ESOL program is to prepare students to communicate in English for a variety of purposes including employment, education, and to be active participants in the everyday and civic life of their new country.

    Classes operate countywide during day and evening hours and are available at six adult education centers, two postsecondary career training centers, and numerous off-campus locations. Enrollment is open entry and allows students to begin instruction conveniently at any time. Upon registration, students are given assessment tests to help with proper placement and instruction.

    Online ESOL Classes
    For students who cannot attend traditional classes, Pinellas County Schools also offers online ESOL classes that students can take from home.
     
    Citizenship
    This course prepares eligible permanent residents to successfully complete the process of becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. Classes emphasize the constitution, citizenship responsibilities and a brief study of local, state and federal governments.
     
    Fees
    $30.00 tuition must be paid for all adult education classes for each four-month term of enrollment. Payment of tuition is due at time of enrollment. Tuition may be paid by cash, personal check or money order.
     
    More Information
    Please contact the school nearest you for more information about locations and class schedules.
     
    Clearwater Adult Education Center
    540 S. Hercules Ave.
    Clearwater, FL 33764
    727-469-4190
    caec.pcsb.org
     
    Dixie Hollins Adult Education Center
    4940 62nd Street N.
    St Petersburg, FL 33709
    727-547-7872
    dhaec.pcsb.org                                                                                      
     
    Lakewood Community
    1400 54th Avenue S.
    St. Petersburg, FL 33705
    727-893-2955
    lakewood-cs.pcsb.org
     
    Northeast Community
    1717 54th Avenue N.
    St. Petersburg, FL 33714
    727-570-3193
    northeast-cs.pcsb.org
     
    Palm Harbor Community
    1900 Omaha Street
    Palm Harbor, FL 34683
    727-669-1140
    ph-cs.pcsb.org
     
    Tomlinson Adult Learning Center
    296 Mirror Lake Drive N.
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    727-893-2723                                                 
    tomlinson.pcsb.org
     
    Pinellas Technical College-Clearwater Campus
    6100 154th Avenue N.
    Clearwater, FL 33760
    727-538-7167
    myptc.edu
     
    Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg Campus
    901 34th Street S.
    St. Petersburg, FL 33711
    727-893-2500
    myptc.edu