Adult Basic Education

English as a Second Language Community Program

See Also: Para información en español

Learn to read, write and speak English with ESL courses

Improve your ability to communicate in the U.S. Take ABE's courses to better understand, speak, read and write English.

ABE offers the ESL training you need to succeed

We'll work with you—by evaluating your reading and speaking skills—to put you in a class that matches your current abilities. We offer multiple levels of ESL from Low Beginning to college and career transition classes.

While all classes work on the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), beginning courses concentrate more on listening and speaking. Advanced courses emphasize reading and writing skills. You'll also learn English grammar and usage.

Our expert teachers will help you:

  • Develop your communication skills.
  • Pursue your education goals, such as entering the GED preparation program or taking college courses.
  • Enhance your work skills so you can earn more money.
  • Build your self-confidence, so you can better interact with others in our community.

Thrive in our community

Our ESL classes also teach you about American culture and traditions, while giving you the survival skills to help you succeed in our community. You'll learn how to:

  • fill out job applications,
  • make appointments, and
  • call for emergency assistance.

Get started with an ESL orientation

For upcoming orientation meetings at TMCC's Meadowood Center, 5270 Neil Road, call 775-829-9044 or come to our office to reserve your space. Monday and Wednesday orientations are held at 7 p.m. (English) or 7:30 p.m. (Spanish). Friday orientations are held at noon (English) or 11:30 a.m. (Spanish).

To earn college credit for ESL, visit TMCC's ESL College Program.

College News

Alumni Association Introduces the “Biggest Little Street Faire”

New event will raise funds for first-generation TMCC students.

Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Attains Five Stars

Officers of TMCC's Alpha Pi Gamma are elected to Calif./Nev. regional posts.