ESOL Classes - English for Speakers of Other Languages
Tomlinson Adult Learning Center offers a complete ESOL program to assist students with the improvement of their English. The program includes eight levels of instruction from beginning to advanced levels and includes students from over 80 different countries. Classes focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students may enter anytime during the school year and may attend classes full-time or part-time. All students need to see the guidance counselor in Room 102 for complete information about admission and registration.Morning registration and testing are available between 8AM and 12PM, Monday through Friday.Evening registration and testing are available between 4PM and 7PM, Monday through Thursday.
What ESOL Classes do you Offer?
Classes focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Classes such as Citizenship and Computers Literacy are also designed to help students succeed and successfully adjust to the new life and culture of America.
For students who cannot attend traditional classes Tomlinson also offers Online ESOL classes that students can take from home or anywhere with an internet connection.
How Much do Classes Cost?
All classes will cost $30 per term. First term begins August 1. Second term begins December 1. Third term begins April 1.
How do I Register for ESOL Classes?
Students may enter anytime during the school year and may attend classes full time or part time. All students need to see the guidance counselor in Room 102 for complete information about admission and registration. All students must have an ID photo taken at Tomlinson Adult Learning Center upon admission.
What Can I Do After I Finish ESOL Classes?
Once students finish the ESOL program, they can enroll in our GED Program or continue their postsecondary education at PTC, SPC, or USF. Students are counseled to help them make the best choices for their future.
The GED class helps ESOL students become more independent learners, acquire new vocabulary, and learn strategies for taking timed tests. GED classes also instill more confidence in their English abilities.
Once our students leave Tomlinson, they are confident and ready to pursue their next goal. Many of them come back to share their accomplishments. Our teachers are very proud of their achievements.
Why Choose Tomlinson?
- Dedicated and experienced teachers
- History of success
- Personalized attention to your needs and goals
- Career counseling and assistance with resumes
- Cutting edge language learning technology
- The only dedicated adult school in Pinellas County
Student TestimonialsThe Tomlinson Adult E.S.O.L Program is very good for people from any country. It helps students write correctly, speak fluently, and understand idioms. This school has very good teachers. They're friendly and patient. The TALC E.S.O.L program is preparing me for my future.Aracely FernandezThe ESOL program at Tomlinson is very interesting and good. It helps each student to improve their speaking, writing and reading. It gives you many opportunities to get a better job in the future.Jalila B. - MorroccoTomlinson Adult Learning Center has helped me to live a better life in the USA. Everyday I learn more English speaking, listening and writing skills. My life has changed because I came to TALC. I was afraid to speak English. Now I can talk with my friends better and soon I think I'll be able to get a good job.Mariza MeiraThe ESOL program at Tomlinson is helping me to be comfortable around American speakers.Martha H. - MexicoThe Tomlinson school helped me learn a lot of skills in English, for example: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The programs are also easy to understand.Phongsathon S. - ThailandBy improving my English level, the ESOL program at Tomlinson is helping me to assimilate to my new home in America.Bruno D. - VenezuelaThe ESOL program at Tomlinson helped me make friends and helped me to not be shy when speaking English.Yana P. - RussiaDo you want to improve your English and make friends with people from all over the world? Come to Tomlinson. It's a great school with highly experienced teachers and the latest educational technology.Ms. Bradley's Level E Class