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Become better at your job, better at your studies or simply learn English with ESL classes at AACC. Non-native English speakers can learn the basics, improve language skills and prepare for credit coursework with courses, tutoring and conversation practice. Stop by our office to meet with an advisor and find out which of these programs is right for you.

ESL Programs

English Basic Skills

English Basic Skills courses are for beginners learning English for everyday life.

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English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes courses in grammar, reading, vocabulary and writing prepare high school graduates for college credit courses. Students take a placement test to determine in which class they begin, then continue until they master advanced courses and complete a final project.

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Interactive English and Special Topics

Interactive English and Special Topics courses satisfy the education requirement for au pairs with a J1 Visa and can help advanced student improve skills to be even more successful in their studies and their careers.

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Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language

In just nine months you can become trained in teaching English as a Second Language and earn an Introduction to Teaching ESL continuing education certificate.

Learn more about teaching English as a Second Language.

ESL Resources

Conversation Partners

Students of all language levels partner with other students and meet at the Johnson building before and after class to practice speaking.

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Students can meet with a tutor one-on-one for 30 minutes each week. Simply stop by Johnson 204 or contact Ellen LaFrankie at or 410-777-1191 to make an appointment. Need access to a computer or place to study? Stop by the ESL Computer Lab in Johnson 108 during the following times to use the computers, get help with an assignments or just study.

Mondays and Wednesdays
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Listen to Our Students

“I was born and raised in Nepal. My speaking and writing have changed a lot since I started taking ESL classes at AACC. I have developed confidence and improved my English, too.”

Hikmat Dangol, advanced ESL student



We're here to help.

English as a Second Language

Una pregunta?

Se habla español

Camilla Bergin Rhodes


Ask in Person

Arnold Office

Johnson Building Room 206

Glen Burnie Town Center Office

GBTC Room 420

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