Central Arizona College offers low cost ESL (English as a Second Language) classes throughout Pinal County. The classes are funded in part through the Department of Education’s Adult Education Grant (Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), and are designed to help English language learners improve upon the four basic communication skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing – with the purpose of:
assisting adults to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and economic self-sufficiency;
assisting adults who are parents to obtain the education and skills needed to participate successfully in the educational development of their children and improve the economic opportunities of the family;
assisting immigrants and other individuals who are English language learners in acquiring an understanding of the American system of government, individual freedom, and the responsibilities of citizenship.
Who can attend?
CAC’s ESL classes are open to all individuals who
are 16 years of age or older
are not enrolled in secondary school
can provide documentation of legal United States residency
register in person and pay the non-refundable Supplemental Fee
Our ESL classes are multi-level, and we accept students of all abilities. ESL teachers use a variety of strategies to ensure all students receive appropriate level instruction. In addition to face-to-face interactions with skilled instructors, students are given access to a free online curriculum to further their learning outside of class.
You can begin the registration process online, but you must present your identification and pay in person.
Come to a CAC campus or center with your state ID or two other forms of identification. Students must provide documentation of legal United States Residency. If you are not sure your document is acceptable for registration, please call the Adult Education office at 520-494-5950.
Complete registration paperwork for your class. See the schedule of upcoming classes on the next tab.
Pay the non-refundable fee (click on the Supplemental Fees link below to determine whether you will pay $20, $35, or $50). The Casa Grande Center only accepts checks or money orders.
*Please note, new students must register for March classes in order to register for the June Summer ESL class. Normal student enrollment will resume for the July Summer session. Summer schedules will be available soon.
Casa Grande Center: 1015 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande. 520-494-5950 (only accepts check or money order payments)
Maricopa Campus: 17945 W. Regent Rd., Maricopa. 520-494-6400
Superstition Mountain Campus: 805 S. Idaho Rd., Apache Junction. 480-677-7731
San Tan Campus: 3736 E. Bella Vista Rd., San Tan Valley. 480-677-7825