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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Program Information

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program provides English learners with the language skills needed to:

  • Support the academic achievement of their K-12 children
  • Find and improve employment
  • Succeed in college and career training programs
  • Become United States citizens
  • Participate more fully in their communities

ESL classes give English learners opportunities to study and practice English language communications skills, including listening, speaking, reading, writing, and critical thinking.  Competency-based courses span seven levels ranging from basic literacy to advanced English language development.   


The Citizenship program provides opportunities for students to learn about the United States naturalization process.  Citizenship courses teach the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills needed to complete naturalization forms and pass the naturalization interview.

For more information, click here:  Citizenship Program Information

ESL Distance Learning Program

The ESL Distance Learning (DL) Program provides opportunities for students to learn at home.  Students receive instructional materials (e.g., DVDs), view them at home by themselves or with their families, complete assignment packets, and return completed work to their teachers for evaluation. 

For more information about the Distance Learning program, contact the nearest DACE school site:  DACE School Information