ACC ESOL students practice language skills during class.

English Language Programs

Explore ACC’s English Language Programs

Austin Community College offers several English language programs to match your needs. You’ll get small classes taught by highly qualified instructors ready to help you meet your goals. ACC also offers free tutoring.

Choose from the programs below.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

You can study basic, intermediate, and advanced English. The ESOL Program prepares you for college-level courses and career advancement. You can enroll in ESOL classes as a college-credit or noncredit student.

Credit Admission:

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Noncredit Admission:

  • Complete the Continuing Education ESOL application.
  • No minimum education requirements.
  • Your tuition may be lower than credit admission if you live outside the ACC District.
  • You will not be eligible for college credit, financial aid, or scholarships.

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Adult Education: English as a Second Language (ESL)

ACC’s free adult education program offers English instruction for everyday life or to prepare for the GED.

  • Free basic English classes if you qualify.
  • No minimum education requirements.
  • Some options include career training.
  • Basic English instruction only.
  • Students advance to the English for Speakers of Other Languages Program.

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ACC ESL students practice language skills during class.

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