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English Language Skills

Adult ESOL & Literacy-GED® Test Preparation Programs, 240-567-8950

The Adult ESOL ( English for Speakers of Other Languages) Program provides basic English language and life skills instruction to county residents whose native language is not English.  Levels begin with basic literacy through advanced. Most classes are tuition free, except advanced. Students take a test to find the best class for them.

  • ESOL, English for Speakers of Other Languages, helps students learn English for life, work, and community.
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) for those students who need basic skills in reading and math.
  • Pre-GED® Test Preparation is for students who have stronger skills, but need more work in all of the content areas.
  • GED® Test Preparation is for students who are ready to focus on the academic areas covered by the official state test.

American Pre-Academic and Professional ESL (English as a Second Language),
240-567-7262

This is a sequence of courses for students whose first language is not English

American Pre-Academic and Professional ESL (APPE) courses include reading, speaking, listening, grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary. The ESL courses are for beginning to advanced adult English language learners. Learners must take an assessment test and speak with a placement counselor to learn their level and the best courses for their learning goals.

  • Pre-Academic Track: Courses are for adult English language learners who need to improve their reading, writing and grammar to study in a U.S. college or university. These courses also help adults to develop the English language skills needed for their work and career.
  • General Communication Track: Courses are for adult English language learners who wish to improve their speaking, listening and pronunciation.

The American English Language Program (AELP), 240-567-7407  

This program addresses the language needs of students whose native language is not English

The AELP focuses on American English for academic purposes and includes courses on grammar/writing, reading, and listening/speaking. These AELP courses are higher in level than most courses in the other two English language programs described above. Following admission to the College, students take an assessment test to determine their current level of American English proficiency, as required by College regulations, which determines which level of classes are appropriate for them.

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  • 51 Mannakee Street
  • Rockville, MD 20850

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Montgomery County, MD

240-567-5000

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