English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


    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. Our program embeds citizenship lessons to help prepare eligible permanent residents to successfully complete the process of becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen.

    Classes operate countywide during day and evening hours and are available at five 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.
    $45.00 tuition must be paid for all adult education classes per term. There are two terms per year. 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.
    Clearview Adult Education Center
    3815 43rd Street N., St. Petersburg, FL 33714 727-221-5395 www.pcsb.org/clearviewadult
    Clearwater Adult Education Center

    540 S. Hercules Ave. Clearwater, FL 33764 727-469-4190 caec.pcsb.org


    Lakewood Community

    1400 54th Avenue S. St. Petersburg, FL 33705 727-893-2955 lakewood-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