• Acalanes Adult Education, ESL Programs
     There is NO FEE for ESL Classes.
    Classes & Testing times are subject to change. 
    Keep checking for updated information.
    Registration for Fall testing sessions starts August 8.
    Fall Classes:  September 9 - December 12
    Fall Holidays: 11/11, 11/25-11/29
    Winter Classes:  January 6 - March 12
    Winter  Holidays: 1/20, 2/14 & 2/17
    Spring Classes:  March 16 - June 4
    Spring Holidays: 5/25
    New Students:
    In order to attend class, students must first take a placement examination and be assigned to a class. (Students may join classes at any time during the year, space permitting.) You must register before attending a test session.  Orientation meeting usually takes 20 minutes and testing usually takes 2 hours.
    Orientation/Testing Dates:      

    Thursday    8/22 @ 9:30am 

    Wednesday   8/28 @ 12:30pm
    Thursday       8/29 @ 9:30am
    Wednesday   9/4 @ 6pm
     All testing is done at the: Del Valle Campus, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek.
    Please check-in at the main office in the 100 building on your testing day. Testing will begin immediately at the scheduled time, no late entry.
    ESL Location & Classes: 
    "NEW" Starting September 2019, all of our ESL classes will be held at: 
    Del Valle Education Center,1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek         
     Classes: Monday through Thursday,
        Morning Session: 9 am - Noon, all levels. 
        Evening Session: 6:30pm - 9pm, all levels.
    Beginning &  High Beginning: Basic life skills are emphasized through conversation, grammar, vocabulary, reading, and writing. Instruction includes listening and pronunciation.
    Intermediate: Improve English grammar, pronunciation, conversation, life skills, reading, and writing.
    Advanced: Instruction in mastery of oral fluency through conversation, discussion, and presentation of vocabulary, and idioms.
    CLICK HERE to register for a test session. 
    Earn Digital Badges after completion Lesson 1 & 2. Classes taught by Darryl Coachman and Nicole Gomes.
    Social/Diversity Awareness - Lesson 1: Gender & Ethnicity: 
    Learning the following concepts; Respectful of differences in other's backgrounds and beliefs in local communities and world at large. And uses of social or cultural differences to help expand the concept of what is "normal" and uses this to generate new ideas.
    CLICK HERE to register for Social/Diversity Awareness - Lesson 1, Thursday, September 26, 9:30-11am, Room 401 
    Resilience - Lesson 1: Growth Mindset:  
    Believes in personal growth and change by seeing new knowledge and skills a way of life, not just one-time thing.  Set priorities and goals, anticipate possible consequences, and has back-up plans.
    CLICK HERE to register for Resilience - Lesson 1, Thursday, October 24, 9:30-11am, Room 401 
    Digital Fluency – Lesson 1: Online Presence & E-Resumes: 
    Understands the right and wrong, both morally and legally, in using or sharing any documents, pictures, programs, or access to personal or private information. Uses online tools like Google and Youtube to find data, information, answer a question, or help solve a problem.  Can determine the ‘usefulness” of sources.
     CLICK HERE to register for Digital Fluency - Lesson 1, Thursday, Noovember 14, 9:30-11am, Room 401