Adult Basic Education

English as a Second Language Community Program

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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 HSE 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 details on upcoming orientation meetings at TMCC's Meadowood Center, 5270 Neil Road, call 775-829-9044 or visit our office to reserve your space. You must be 16 years or older to enroll in this class. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must provide official withdrawal paperwork from the superintendant's office prior to assessments.

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

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