Adult English as a Second Language (AESL)

 

Looking to improve your English skills?

Our students represent many languages, countries, ethnicities and races. We are excited to offer a learning environment that supports students from all over the world. AESL courses will help you improve your English communication through class discussion, group projects, homework assignments and computer use. We are dedicated to help you enhance listening, reading and writing skills to prepare you for college and career.

Eligibility

  • If you are in this country on a student (F, M) visa, you are not eligible to participate in publicly (state and federal) funded adult education. Contact TCC’s International Program: 253-566-5190 for information on enrolling in the International Program.
  • If you are in this country as a “nannie” or “au pair” on a study exchange (J-1) visa, you are required to participate in college-level academic classes, not in Basic Education for Adults. Please review our Admission Process page
  • NOTE: B-1, B-2, C, D, N, O-2, P, Q, R S, TC, TN visa holders should confirm with the Department of Homeland Security that attending our program will not affect their immigration status or visa eligibility.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AESL Level 6, students will be able to transition into employment or higher education and/or achieve personal goals related to meeting family needs and engaging in civic activities by:

  • Using critical thinking, reading, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Using information technology to identify and locate community resources as appropriate.
  • Working effectively as team members with people of diverse cultures, styles and beliefs.

Placement

We offer AESL Levels 1 through 6. Your placement is determined by test scores and faculty evaluation. We strive to offer flexible options in both the morning and evening. Please note, class times may change on a quarterly basis. 

We are here to help you succeed and guide you through the enrollment process! 

You can either join us in our in-person orientation, which is held every Tuesday at 9 AM, or start the enrollment process online below.

Get Started Here

Please Note: There will be no walk-in orientation on Tuesday, September 20th. 

Upcoming campus closure dates and time:

Tuesday, Sept. 20 until 1 p.m. 

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Please join us for an additional evening in-person orientation on September 13 from 6-9 PM!

 

Any Other Questions? Contact us.

We are located in:                                  

Building 7 Advising Area (Green wall section)
For general program questions call 253-566-5144 or email basicskills@tacomacc.edu.