English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language (ESL) Cape Fear Literacy Council offers free English classes for people from other countries over the age of 16 and not enrolled in the public school system.  Instruction provides the English skills needed to communicate effectively in daily life, as well achieve goals such as obtaining a GED, entering a university, getting a better job, and passing the U.S. Citizenship Exam.

Learning Opportunities: English learning opportunities for beginning, intermediate, and advanced adult learners are offered in the morning, afternoon, and evening.

* More than 20 open enrollment ESL classes to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills

* Microsoft Word or Excel classes

* One-on-one instruction

* Tutoring via Skype

* Open computer lab with staff support for all students

* Citizenship preparation

* GED preparation (math, writing, vocabulary)

All students have a confidential interview with ESL staff and are given a placement test to help identify the best classes and resources to help them achieve their English language goals.

Requirements:

* You must be 16 or older and not enrolled in the public school system.

* You must make an appointment for an interview and a placement test.

* The appointment will be approximately 2 hours.

 During the appointment you will be asked:

 * For your contact information (address, telephone number, etc).

* Why you need to learn English.

* When you can study and how much time you have to study.

You will be given a placement test to help ESL staff place you in the best learning environment so that you can reach your English language objectives. All information remains confidential.

Location and Hours of Operation:

Location:

1012 South 17th Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401. Please click here for location information.

Program Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 9am – 8pm

Friday: 9am – 1pm

 To Enroll, Please Make an Appointment:

Telephone:

(910) 251-0911

Please include your name and telephone number in your message. An ESL Program staff member will return your call.

E- Mail:

ytomkinson@cfliteracy.org - Yasmin Tomkinson, Executive Director

Please include your name and telephone number in your message.

In Person:

1012 South 17th Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401.  Please click here for location information.

 What ESL students say about Cape Fear Literacy Council: “Studying at Cape Fear Literacy Council is like studying with a big international family.” “Cape Fear Literacy Council is a place where they help you to learn to read and write English.  They prepare you to get your GED or go on to university.”