English as a Second Language
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 core ESL, from Beginning Literacy to Advanced/Transitional to College, 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 and 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. The Career and Transitions Center for ESL students (CTC) provides information and advisement to facilitate their successful transitions to post-secondary education and employment
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.  The 5-level Rosetta Stone software program version 3 purchased with the funds the school received from the state thanks to the learning benchmarks our students made on the standardized CASAS tests 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 each quarter in  5-week sessions.
Welcome to our ESL program! 
ESL Summer Session * Dates Changed!
*June 26-August 4 2017 
*We now will start sooner than is printed in our brochure
ESL Students: You must register in person for ESL classes. ESL classes require a placement test.
4700 Calaveras Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 510.793.2240
Fax:     510.742.9558
ESL Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday
Main Office  Hours :  June 12 - 23, 2017
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

All Offices Closed on Saturday and Sunday
Fremont Adult School will not hold classes in observance of the Independence Day holiday on the following dates:
Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Classes will resume on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 
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: fasesl@fremont.k12.ca.us. We will respond as soon as possible.   Apologies once again.

************Summer Session date change! *************

New Dates:  June 26 - August 4, 2017 
Our new Spring/Summer brochure lists our summer start date as July 5.  
 This has been changed to begin one week earlier.
Registration & Placement Testing Dates:
Saturday, June 3 @ 8:30 am
Saturday, June 24 @ 8:30 am
Monday, June 26 @ 6:30 pm 

Please bring your identification (passport, driver license, government issued ID, etc.)
with you to register.
Please arrive early! Seating is limited.  
You may need to return at a later testing date if the room is full.
ESL classes are FREE for Summer Quarter 
There is NO BABYSITTING provided for placement testing.

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. 
Registration Procedures
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 six 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. Photo ID required at Registration (Driver License, Passport, Government Issued Photo Identification Card, Military ID, etc.)
4.  No appointment is necessary for placement testing - just come at one of the scheduled times. 
5.  Arrive early to the placement test! Seating is limited and you may need to return at a later date if room is full. 
Register early - classes may be full or canceled due to low enrollment.
Fremont Adult School Family Literacy/ESL Class Locations

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