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.
To register, you must fill out a pre-registration form on our website. After completing the registration process, you will need to attend an Orientation session. Once you have completed the Orientation session with a staff member, you will be assigned to an ESL leveled class to begin the following week.
During the orientation course, you will take an English assessment test and learn how to use the BurlingtonEnglish.com
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.
- Student’s attendance will be monitored every two weeks to ensure that the student is attending regularly.
- 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.