English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


Campus Location: Main Campus, Building 3
For more information: (941) 924-1365 x62462

English fluency is the key to entering and succeeding in the local workforce. The ESOL program helps build students' reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills while equipping them with workforce preparation skills such as filling out job application forms and understanding job-specific vocabulary. Classes are offered on several levels.


Schedule

  • DAY CLASSES
    Monday-Friday / 8:00am-11:00am & 11:30am-2:00pm
  • EVENING CLASSES
    Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday / 6:00pm-9:00pm


Registration Information

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age and not enrolled in high school.
  • Students who entered the U.S. on a Student Visa (F-1) are not eligible for the program.
  • Students must provide a Photo I.D. with their Date of Birth.
  • Students are required to be tested to determine their level of English.
    *A testing appointment will be made at the time of registration. Testing could take up to 2 hours, depending on their level of English.
  • After testing, students will be notified by telephone or in person about their start date.

*PLEASE NOTE: Some classes have waiting lists.

REGISTRATION OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Thursday / 8:00am-12:00pm (noon)
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday / 4:30pm-7:30pm

REGISTRATION FEES
$45.00 per semester
$10.00 parking for the year


Other Locations

  • STC Venice Extension
    409 Bahama Street / (941) 486-2164
    • EVENING CLASSES ONLY
      Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
      6:00pm-9:00pm

  • STC North Port Extension
    6400 W. Price Blvd. (North Port High School) / (941) 257-2252
    • EVENING CLASSES ONLY
      Tuesday & Thursday
      6:00pm-9:00pm
      *These classes will move to STC's new North Port Campus mid-October


Certificate of Completion

When you complete the English for Speakers of Other Languages program, you receive a Literacy Completion Point (LCP) Certificate of Achievement for each level attained.


Citizenship Preparation

Prepare for the citizenship test in one of two ways...

  1. Enroll in regular classes for English language study. In the computer lab, you will study American history and government.
  2. Study at home.
    Free Florida online citizenship lessons