Our award-winning ESL program offers a variety of classes in reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, business communication, listening and speaking, and pronunciation. Seven levels of ESL, from beginning to advanced, will help you improve your English skills and build your confidence on the job, in school, and in the community. Day, evening, and weekend classes are available to choose from, including distance learning courses. Our friendly experienced instructors will help you achieve your educational and career goals. Certificates of achievement are awarded to students as they complete each level of ESL. Graduates of the ESL Program get employed or get promoted at work and move on to our High School Diploma and GED programs, and to community colleges.
Our ESL Computer Lab is among the best in the Bay Area. Students come here during their ESL classes to practice English using a variety of ESL software and websites. In the VESL computer class students work on various projects in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Last year we were able to purchase the total Rosetta Stone software program version 3 with the funds the school received from the state thanks to the learning benchmarks our students made on the standardized CASAS tests. Rosetta Stone software provides many hours of practice for all ESL levels and helps students learn English faster.
Citizenship Preparation classes provide instruction and practice necessary to pass the citizenship interview and become a U.S. citizen. They are offered twice each quarter in 5-week cycles.
Monday - Friday: 7:45 am - 4:00 p.m. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Main Office Hours :
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 9:00 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Fremont Adult School will be closed Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Tuesday, May 28.
Having problems contacting us by telephone? We apologize for the inconvenience! Fremont Adult School and many schools in the Fremont Unified School District are in the process of upgrading our phone system, and there seems to be many "bugs" in the new program. If you cannot reach us by phone, and you are unable to come to our school in person, please send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond as soon as possible. Apologies once again.
Information for Summer Session:
June 24 - July 26, 2013
Registration & Placement Testing will be held:
Saturday, June 1 @ 8:30 a.m.
Monday, June 3 @ 6:30 p.m.
Monday, June 24 @ 8:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m
You must be at least 18 years of age to be in ESL classes. Photo ID Required at Registration/Placement Test
Placement Test/Orientation Fee - $15
(Additional Materials Fee for Each Class)
Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discovercard and American Express accepted
NO CHECKS ACCEPTED!
Core ESL classes are federally subsidized ESL classes that teach civics lessons along with English instruction. These classes meet four days per week. Space is limited in these classes and they may be full at the level you require. Core classes are available for resident immigrants, refugees, and asylees. International students, foreign visitors and au pairs are not allowed in core classes.
Special Interest ESL class fees vary - See schedule for prices.
1. Adults (18 years of age or older) may join our ESL Program.
2. New students and students who have been out of class for three months or more must come to registration and take a placement test to enroll in a core ESL class. This process takes 2-3 hours. Please be on time. Do not bring children with you to the placement test - no babysitting is provided!
3. $15 Registration/Placement Test fee and Photo ID required at Registration.
4. No appointment is necessary for placement testing - just come at one of the scheduled times.
Special Interest ESL classes do not require a placement test. You may register as long as you know the level of class you need. Choose your classes wisely: there are no refunds once class begins, and fees cannot be transfered to a different quarter.
Register early - classes may be canceled due to low enrollment.
Fremont Adult School Family Literacy/ESL Class Locations