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English For Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

TCC-ESOL-Logo.jpgOur adult ESOL program is for students 16 years and older whose first language is not English and who are no longer attending public schools. We strongly encourage students to begin classes at the beginning of the semester. However, if seats are available, students may be enrolled during the semester.
Those not fully fluent or literate in the English language are given the opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to effectively communicate. TCC's ESOL program is designed to meet our adult students at their English proficiency level to acquire the skills they need to meet their personal, vocational, academic, community and employment goals.



Students in the ESOL program will be challenged at their level in all aspects of the English language: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The program incorporates highly effective English software and modern resources to create a rich environment that blends technology, direct instruction and self-paced work. All students’ reading and listening skills in English are evaluated by the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) Life and Work test series throughout the program.  

Instruction focuses on the themes of ESOL literacy, civic education and workplace readiness as outlined in the Florida curriculum frameworks. Additionally, curriculum includes instruction into health topics such as health care, nutrition and medicines to promote health literacy among English language learners as provided by the Staying Healthy Initiative grant from the Florida Literacy Coalition. Learning strategies include lectures, guest speakers, small group discussion, self-paced assignments, contextualized projects, and audio and video programs as well as text-based, writing and speaking activities. Instructional services provided include English grammar, phonemic awareness, systematic phonics, fluency and reading comprehension. 

Click on the links below to download flyers for more information about our ESOL program in different languages. Please contact us if you would like a flyer in a language not listed below.

Learn English! (English)

Lern Englisch! (German)

영어를 배우! (Korean)

Aprenda Inglês! (Portuguese)

¡Aprende inglés! (Spanish)

İngilizce Öğren! (Turkish)

Học Tiếng Anh! (Vietnamese)




All Adult Education students in the state of Florida do not pay out of state tuition rates. This is in accordance with Florida Statute 1009.22 which became effective July 1, 2014. 

Students in our ESOL program are charged $30 per semester.


 Locations and Schedule


​Tallahassee Community College
Center for Workforce Development  

Room CWD 264 - 2nd Floor
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
(850) 201-8760
(850) 201-6655 (Se habla español)

Class Times:
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday

Spring Semester Schedule:
January 12, 2015 - April 30, 2015

Summer Semester Registration:
May 6, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

New Student Entrance Test:
May 7, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
All new students must take a CASAS pre-test.

Summer A Semester Schedule:
May 11, 2015 – June 18, 2015

Summer B Semester Schedule:
July 6, 2015 – August 6, 2015

Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC)

315 N. Key Street
Quincy, FL 32351
(850) 875-3806
Class Times:
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Monday - Thursday

Spring Semester Schedule:
January 12, 2015 - April 30, 2015

Summer Semester Registration:
May 12, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

New Student Entrance Test:
May 14, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
All new students must take a CASAS pre-test.

Summer Semester Schedule:
May 11, 2015 – June 18, 2015

Note: There will only be one summer semester offered at this location.



The Learning Commons

Those learning English in a TCC program may use the College's Learning Commons for academic support. The Learning Commons offers one-stop learning support for all students and is located on the main TCC campus Building 30. Walk-ins are welcome, or call (850) 201-8193 to make an appointment.

TCC Library

The TCC Library provides the resources and services necessary to support the objectives of the college, and exists to facilitate and improve learning as an integral part of the instructional program.

TCC Career Center

The TCC Career Center offers a diverse array of services related to career planning, preparation and job search assistance which are available to all Adult Education students.  

For more information email us at, or contact a representative at (850) 201-8760.

Contact Information

For more information contact the Division of Workforce Development by phone (850) 201-8760 or e-mail

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Tallahassee Community College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, genetic information, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or age in programs or activities. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies may be directed to: Renae Tolson, Equity Officer | Room 239 Administration Building | 444 Appleyard Drive | Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895 | (850) 201-6074 | (Other Languages)
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