English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Whether you speak little or no English, JCCC offers free English as a Second Language classes at your level.


There is a material fee. Classes fill quickly. No student is guaranteed a place in class.

ESL classes are available for:

  • Permanent Kansas residents.
  • Adults 18 years or older.
  • Adults with student or tourist visas are not eligible.

Expectations

  • Students must register for an orientation session.
  • Students must attend a two-day, three hours each day, orientation and testing session.
  • Good attendance is required.
  • Students must be able to attend classes consistently until December 7. If students stop attending classes before December 7, they may not be readmitted for the winter/spring session in January.
  • Students must be able to be in class on time.
  • Students need to attend classes at the same location where they had orientation and completed the tests.
  • ALL STUDENTS must pay a book and material fee on the second day of orientation to reserve a place in class. Material fees are not refundable.
  • Students must be in class on the first day of class.

Registration

  • Sign up for an orientation session at the location you want to attend classes.
  • There are two locations for classes:
    • West Park in Overland Park
    • Center of Grace in Olathe
  • (You can not attend classes at both locations.)
  • You must sign up in person and can not sign up friends or relatives.
  • You can not sign up by telephone.
  • You will be given an appointment card listing the days and times of your orientation and testing.
  • You must come to both days of orientation and testing.
  • Bring your appointment card with you.
  • Arrive on time.
  • If you come late, you will be rescheduled for the next available orientation and testing only if space is available.

Registration Dates for West Park and Center of Grace

August 14 Monday

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

August 15 Tuesday

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

August 16 Wednesday

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Orientation and Testing Schedule

Reminder: You must make an appointment to attend Orientation and Testing. Bring your appointment card with you. You must attend both days.

Center of Grace
520 South Harrison
Olathe, Kansas 66061
913-469-3200

Monday and Tuesday
August 21 and 22

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday
August 23 and 24

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday
August 28 and 29

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

West Park Adult Education Center
9780 West 87th Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66212
913-469-7687

Monday and Tuesday
August 21 and 22

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday
August 23 and 24

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday
August 28 and 29

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Class Locations and Times

West Park and Center of Grace

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Classes start: Tuesday, September 5
Classes end: Thursday, December 7

Monday and Wednesday
Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Classes start: Wednesday, September 6
Classes end: Wednesday, December 6

Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Classes start: Tuesday, September 5
Classes end: Thursday, December 7

In addition to scheduled classes, each week evening students will attend either a learning lab session or a conversation/pronunciation class. The learning lab will be offered Monday-Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The conversation/pronunciation class will be offered on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ESL Brochure in English — PDF