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English as a Second Language



Welcome to Bakersfield Adult School's English as a Second Language program! We're dedicated to enhancing your English skills, regardless of your current level or background.
Key Features of Our Program:

- A comprehensive curriculum tailored to your specific learning needs.
- Courses focused on:
  - Speaking
  - Listening
  - Reading
  - Writing

- Support and guidance from our experienced and highly trained instructors.
- Engaging activities and materials to ensure an enjoyable learning experience.
- Flexible scheduling with classes in the:
  - Morning
  - Afternoon
  - Evening
Whether you're just beginning with English or aiming to refine your skills, we're here to assist you at every stage. Join Bakersfield Adult School today and embark on a path to better communication and more opportunities!

ESL Course Offerings


Bakersfield Adult School provides diverse ESL classes tailored to cater to students with varying English language proficiency levels. Our courses range from the foundational level for those who are pre-literate or unfamiliar with reading and writing (Level 0) to the advanced stages (Level 5). Additionally, our ESL program offers specialized classes such as Citizenship, Distance Learning, and Bilingual GED Preparation.


Bakersfield Adult School offers a variety of ESL classes to accommodate different schedules. Evening ESL classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For those who prefer daytime lessons, classes run Monday through Friday, starting at 8:20 a.m. and ending at 12:20 p.m. Additionally, classes are available daily from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for those seeking an afternoon session.