• 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 Winter testing sessions starts November 14.
    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:      

    Tuesday, December 17 @6pm

    Wednesday, December 18 @ 12:30pm

    Thursday, December 19 @9:30am

    Wednesday, January 8 @ 12:30pm

     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. 
    No Fees
    Earn Digital Badges after completion Lesson 1 & 2. Classes taught by Darryl Coachman and Nicole Gomes.
    Collaboration: Lesson 1 - Team Building
    Understands that a diverse team, in person or remote, benefits everyone. Willing to use technology to assist in team tasks. Respects people’s differences while at the same time finding what they have in common that allows the team to work together.
    CLICK HERE to register for Collaboration - Lesson 1,   
    NW2630                     Th                          1/23                                9:30-11am                            Room 401 
    Collaboration: Lesson 2 - Transformational Leadership
    Shares leadership by gathering ideas and using the skills of all team members. Offers help and encourages everyone to share responsibilities. Finds positive ways to deal with conflict amongst team members and sees failure as a way to learn.
    CLICK HERE to register for Collaboration - Lesson 2,         
    NW2634                      Th                          1/30                              9:30-11am                            Room 401