For adults whose first language is not English, ESOL classes provide instruction in English listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Class levels range from basic to advanced. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and citizenship classes are also available. The program also offers family literacy classes in which parents and children learn together “under one roof.” Adults can earn their GED® diploma or improve their English skills as their children prepare for school success in a quality learning environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have English classes on two different campuses.  Please visit or call for more information:

Greensboro

3505 E Wendover Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27405  
Adult Education Center, Room 124
336-334-4822 Ext. 53038

High Point 

901 S. Main St.
High Point, NC 27260
H3 Building, Room 124
336-334-4822 Ext. 55028 or 55087

 

Our program encompasses seven (7) levels from Beginning to Advanced. Based on your test results in orientation, you will be placed in the level that corresponds with your current language skills. Our program runs continuously and you are welcome and encouraged to learn with us year-round.

You are required to attend the ESOL program for a minimum of 80% of your assigned class meeting times and to take progress tests as required by the program for continued participation. 

Once registered, students who do not meet our minimum attendance requirements and/or remain absent for 90 consecutive days will have to wait until the next July 1 in order to re-enter the program.

Students taking classes online will need headphones and a microphone. If you have headphones that include a microphone, those will work fine.  Students will have to meet the minimum required hours of practice online:

  1. If you are enrolled in the online class only, you will be expected to complete a minimum of 12 hours of coursework each week.
  2. If you are enrolled in both a classroom class and the online class, you will be expected to complete a minimum of six (6) hours of coursework online in addition to your classroom hours.

Our courses are open to adults in the community who are 18 years of age or older. Sixteen- and 17-year-olds must complete a minor release form before entering our program.

Please contact your Guilford County Schools counselor or principal to learn more about the minor release process and obtain the required signatures on the form. Or, if you are not currently enrolled in Guilford County Schools, contact Guilford County Schools’ Drop-out Prevention Office at 336-621-4017 to learn more about the minor release process and obtain the necessary signatures.

We have opportunities for students to enroll most months of the year (July through early April).  However, we do not admit new students between April 9 and June 30.

New students must attend an orientation. They will take a test, fill out a registration form, and register for class.

Our in-person orientation is two days, usually Wednesday and Thursday. Students must attend both days of orientation.  Bring something with your current address on it. Please call to reserve your space and to learn more details about our schedule.

We have an online orientation for students who would prefer to complete orientation remotely. Please call to schedule an orientation on campus or visit this page March 15-26 to complete your online orientation.

Online class options are also available.

To get enrolled in our program as quickly as possible, most students will be required to come in person to take a pre-test and periodically for post-testing on campus. A very limited amount of remote testing is available for students who are unable to come to campus at all.

Greensboro Campus   
8:30 am - 12:30 pm or 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Wednesday and Thursday 
3505 E Wendover Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27405 
Adult Education Center, Room 124

High Point Campus
8:30 am - 12:00 pm or 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Wednesday and Thursday
901 S. Main St.
High Point, NC 27260
H4 Building, Room 128

Use the online request form to get more information about signing up for a class.

Information Request Form

We have classes in the morning and the evening.

Greensboro Campus   

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Monday-Thursday
  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Monday-Thursday

High Point Campus

  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Monday-Thursday
  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Monday-Thursday

All of our English classes are free!

We have two off-campus classes with childcare.

  • Peace United Church of Christ, 2714 W Market St, Greensboro
  • YWCA of High Point, 155 W Westwood Ave., High Point, NC 27262

We have online classes that meet day and evening and allow students to log in to work on their English skills at their convenience and to interact with their teacher and other students live via Zoom. Just sign up at orientation.

We also offer a special ESOL class in High Point focused on Furniture Sewing, to help students learn the English skills as well as the technical skills needed for a successful career in Furniture Sewing. Scholarships are available for the Furniture Sewing training class. Please download the flyer for more details. Contact Eduardo Garcia at 336-334-4822 Ext. 55001 or egarcia7@gtcc.edu for more information about this class.

GTCC's Adult Education department can provide bus passes for students currently enrolled in and attending our classes.