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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Improve your reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking abilities in English.

Whether you are looking to improve your English or learn the basics, our English as a Second Language (ESL) classes have something for everyone.

Learning English can help you succeed in your career and daily life. Brookhaven College offers a variety of basic English classes for adults. ESL classes are tailored to meet both your schedule and your educational goals.

ESL Classes

ESL classes at Brookhaven College help students improve spoken English skills. They also help develop and improve skills in reading and writing in English. These courses explore American culture, customs, attitudes and common English phrases.

ESL classes can help you improve your abilities in:

  • Listening and speaking
  • Reading and writing
  • Grammar

Learn on Your Schedule

ESL classes are offered at a variety of times and locations for your convenience, including:

  • Fast-track classes
  • Night classes
  • Weekend classes
  • Flex term classes

Improve Your Workplace English Skills

Learning English as a Second Language through Dallas Community Colleges can also help with accent reduction, while building your workplace communication and daily conversation skills. Some of the fastest-growing bilingual job opportunities in Dallas include work in the following industries:

  • Education
  • Customer service
  • Health care

Talk to an advisor to learn more about how ESL classes can help prepare you for the job market!


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English for Speakers of Other Languages

WorkReadyU at Brookhaven College offers English as a Second Language (ESL) free of charge to participants who place in ESL Level Basic and ESL Level One. The ESL courses offered by WorkReadyU use an integrated approach to lay a foundation and then grow participants' skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar and vocabulary which are all necessary for continued success in English language learning as well as increased success in places of work, job training programs, community involvement, and academic pursuits.

Placement in a level is determined by an initial test and attendance at an ESL Orientation is mandatory for participation in WorkReadyU ESL courses. When ready for ESL Level Two, participants will matriculate into Workforce Language courses at https://www.brookhavencollege.edu/cd/ce/cepgms/language-institute/pages/esl.aspx.

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