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Continuing Education (CE) English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) - Adult Education and Literacy (AEL)

Academic ESOL

Academic ESOL focuses on academic-bound students. It emphasizes preparation for college study while at the same time teaches students about American culture and English for everyday living, and communication with Americans. We offer academic courses in reading, writing, oral communication, and grammar.

There are five levels of instruction for reading, writing, and grammar and four levels for oral communication. Learn More »

Continuing Education (CE) English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) - ESOL for Workforce Professionals and Adult Education and Literacy (AEL)

CE ESOL courses give students the knowledge and skills they need to become successful English language speakers.  The integrated skills courses are designed with competency-based lessons covering everyday topics such as school, business, financial literacy, community services, work, health, and emergencies. CE ESOL students will improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and will gain confidence when communicating with other English speakers. CE offers two types of ESOL programs:  The ESOL for Workforce Professionals and the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program. Both programs are designed for the true beginner up to the advanced student.  

CE ESOL Programs

Type of Program


ESOL for Workforce Professionals


Adult Education and Literacy (AEL)


Online Registration

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Attend Orientation and take a placement test (BEST)



No cost.


Courses offered


ABE ESOL Basic Literacy

ABE ESOL Beginning

ABE ESOL Intermediate

ABE ESOL Advanced

ABE ESOL Career Transition for ESOL Professionals

ABE Citizenship Workshop

ABE ESOL For the Workplace – Beginning

ABE ESOL for the Workplace - Intermediate


Recommended to

Students interested in developing all language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) putting an emphasis on conversational skills at different settings: school, work, business, etc. Each course is 48-hour long, intensive and fast paced.

Students interested in learning and improving their English language skills in a more gradual manner.  Most of these courses are 72-hours long and space is limited. Students will be placed on the appropriate class based on placement test results.

For more Information


Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Office 

Harris County Office: 281-260-3576
Montgomery County Office: 936-273-7518


Offerings Available at All Campuses

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