English as a Second Language

Spring 2021 Registration for New Students

All English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are currently taught online on Zoom.
Classes for the spring quarter begin on Monday, March 1.
Testing for new students will be held during the month of February.

Testing Appointments

You must sign up for a testing appointment in advance to determine class placement. Please do not bring children. The test takes about 90 minutes.

Beginning on Thursday, January 14, you may schedule an appointment to take a placement test. Click Here for Registration Appointment: Winter ESL Registration

Click here for instructions with pictures to create an account:

If you need help, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and write “I want to learn English” in the email. We will help you to register for an appointment.


ESL Summer 2021

Due to high demand and limited space, only students who are enrolled in the spring quarter will be eligible to attend the summer 2021 ESL session. We apologize for the inconvenience.


About Our ESL Program

Our ESL classes are taught by experienced ESL teachers. Classes offer students support and many opportunities to learn to read, speak, listen, and write in English. You are welcome here! No documents needed. Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.

Morning and evening classes are available. Classes are entirely online. Classes include a Zoom class meeting online with your teacher, learning in small groups, and time to talk to your teacher if you need extra help. Class attendance and daily homework are required.

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Castro Valley Adult and Career Education

Serving the community since 1969

4430 Alma Avenue
Castro Valley, CA 94546
P: 510-886-1000
F: 510-537-8537
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