Adult Education English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Whether you speak little or no English, JCCC offers free English as a Second Language classes at your level.


ESL students working with an instructor in a classroom

There is a material fee. Classes fill quickly. No student is guaranteed a place in class.

ESL classes are available for:

  • Permanent Kansas residents.
  • Adults 18 years or older.
  • Adults with student or tourist visas are not eligible.

One of the requirements to become a citizen of the United States is the ability to read, write, understand and speak English. Enrollment in Johnson County Adult Education English as a Second Language classes is often the first step on the path of becoming a U.S. citizen.

Individuals with an advanced ability to read, write, understand and speak English can refer to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website for information about the U.S. naturalization process, requirements and procedures.

Separate citizenship classes are not offered with this program at this time.

  • Students must register for an orientation session.
  • Students must attend a two-day, three hours each day, orientation and testing session.
  • Good attendance is required.
  • Students must be able to attend classes consistently until May 10.
  • If students stop attending classes before May 10, they may not be readmitted for the fall session in August.
  • Students must be able to be in class on time.
  • Students need to attend classes at the same location where they had orientation and completed the tests.
  • All students must pay a book and material fee on the second day of orientation to reserve a place in class. Material fees are not refundable.
  • Students must be in class on the first day of class.

Sign up for an orientation session at the location you want to attend classes. You can not attend classes at both locations.

There are two locations for classes:

Center of Grace
520 South Harrison
Olathe, Kansas
913-469-3200

West Park Adult Education Center
9780 West 87th Street
Overland Park, Kansas
913-469-7687

  • You must sign up in person and can not sign up friends or relatives.
  • You can not sign up by telephone.
  • You will be given an appointment card listing the days and times of your orientation and testing.
  • You must come to both days of orientation and testing.
  • Bring your appointment card with you.
  • Arrive on time.
  • If you come late, you will be rescheduled for the next available orientation and testing only if space is available.

Registration Dates for West Park and Center of Grace

January 3, Wednesday

  • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

January 4, Thursday

  • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

You must make an appointment to attend Orientation and Testing. Bring your appointment card with you. You must attend both days.

Center of Grace
520 South Harrison
Olathe, Kansas
913-469-3200

Monday and Tuesday
January 8 and 9
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday

January 10 and 11
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

West Park Adult Education Center
9780 West 87th Street
Overland Park, Kansas
913-469-7687

Monday and Tuesday
January 8 and 9
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday
January 10 and 11
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Locations

Center of Grace
520 South Harrison
Olathe, Kansas
913-469-3200

West Park Adult Education Center
9780 West 87th Street
Overland Park, Kansas
913-469-7687

Times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Classes start: Tuesday, January 16
Classes end: Thursday, May 10

Monday and Wednesday
Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Classes start: Wednesday, January 17
Classes end: Wednesday, May 9

Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Classes start: Tuesday, January 16
Classes end: Thursday, May 10