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English as a Second Language

For immigrants with limited English proficiency, the Adult Education Program offers basic to intermediate English as a Second Language (ESL) classes which are designed to help the adult learner comprehend and communicate in written and spoken English for a variety of purposes and audiences, to express basic personal needs, and compose passages on familiar, personally relevant topics, using vocabulary related to the functions of everyday life.  ESL classes are offered at the North Metro Campus, the Cherokee Learning Center, and the Bartow County Library.

The Adult  Education Program also offers English Literacy/Civics classes to assist immigrants with intermediate or higher English proficiency in acquiring the basic skills necessary to navigate governmental, educational, workplace, banking, healthcare, and other key American institutions. These classes incorporate instruction on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, naturalization procedures, civic participation, and United States history and government. With the use of effective instructional practices, aspiring and recently sworn citizens will gain the skills and knowledge to become active and informed parents, workers, and community members.  Civics classes are offered at the North Metro Campus and at the Cherokee Learning Center.

There is no charge for these classes; however, an admission test is required to determine a student’s placement.  Prospective students should contact the nearest learning center to set up an appointment for testing.  In accordance with Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 50-36-1), applicants who are ages 18 and over must provide a secure and verifiable document and execute a signed and sworn affidavit verifying his or her lawful presence in the United States in order to be eligible to receive the public benefit of adult education.

Acworth – ESL, EL/Civics

Chattahoochee Technical College – North Metro Campus
5198 Ross Road, Acworth, GA 30102
Phone: 770.975.4271


Canton – ESL, EL/Civics

Cherokee Learning Center
149 Reinhardt College Pkwy, Suite 12
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: 770.720.1685