English as a Second Language Program

Antelope Valley Adult Education offers classes for adults who grew up speaking a language other than English. There are a range of classes to meet a variety of needs—from students who have had little exposure to English to those who have a good background in English and just need to improve their skills.

The Antelope Valley Adult Education’s ESL Program is committed to assisting non-native speakers of English in acquiring sufficient language proficiency and independent learning strategies to become successful participants in the communities.

For information about enrolling in a ESL program at the ADED, please contact the Guidance Center at 661-949-0936.

How to Register

There is NO online registration for this program. To register, you must register and attend an Orientation class held every three weeks and then you can enter and start an ESL leveled class the following week after Orientation. Space is limited (first 20 people in line), so please arrive on time to the Registration/Orientation class and no children please. First day of registration will take 3 hours to complete.

Orientation class times are 9:00AM Palmdale and 8:30AM Lancaster, 5:00PM for both evening sessions in Lancaster and Palmdale. During the orientation course, you will take an English assessment test and learn how to use the BurlingtonEnglish.com computer program.

* No student registration will be accepted 15 minutes after the start times

Lancaster Registration/Orientation Class
45110 3rd Street, Lancaster, CA 93535
Morning Registration - 8:30am Evening Registration - 5:00pm
  • September 11, 2018
  • October 2, 2018
  • November 13, 2018
  • January 24, 2019
  • September 4, 2018
  • September 25, 2018
  • October 16, 2018
  • January 29, 2019


Palmdale Registration/Orientation Class
1156 East Avenue S, Palmdale, CA 93550
Morning Registration - 9:00am Evening Registration - 5:00pm
  • September 10, 2018
  • October 1, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
  • January 28, 2019
  • September 10, 2018
  • September 24, 2018
  • October 15, 2018
  • January 28, 2019

*** Registration dates and times are subject to change depending on availability ***

ESL Attendance Policy

The Antelope Valley Adult Education's ESL program expects that each student attend their ESL class every time the class meets.  However, the school is aware that there are certain circumstances that the student can not control that impede him or her from attending regularly; it could be work, family emergency, or sickness.  The program will take into consideration these factors, and it will try to make the student’s return to class the least cumbersome for both the school and the student.

  1. Student’s attendance will be monitored every two weeks to ensure that the student is attending regularly.
  2. Students that are attending ESL sessions and have missed two entire weeks consecutively will be dropped. Students that have been dropped from the program can and are encouraged to re-register.  

Note: This policy is subject to change due to changes in student population needs surrounding the Antelope Valley Adult Education. Students will be told of such change ahead of time so as to not inconvenience them.