Learn to Speak English

The NC Community College System offers accessible courses for adults who want to learn English.

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English Language Acquisition, also known as English as a Second Language (ESL), helps adult learners gain the basic and more advanced skills needed to function effectively as parents, workers, and citizens in the United States.

Through this program, you’ll achieve competence in reading, writing, speaking and comprehension of the English language.

English as a second language can help you:

  • Get your high school diploma or its recognized equivalent
  • Transition to an American college or training program
  • Find success in your job

Ready to learn to speak English?

Find Your Local College
200 West Jones Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

(919) 807-7100