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 fee for materials. Classes fill quickly. No student is guaranteed a place in class.

ESL classes are available for:

  • Permanent Kansas residents
  • Adults 18 years of older
    • Adults on tourist visas are not eligible
    • Adults on student 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 May 4.
  • If students stop attending classes before May 4, they may not be readmitted for the Winter/Spring session in August.
  • 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 where you want to attend classes. There are two locations for classes, West Park in Overland Park or 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

Wednesday, Thursday, Monday, Tuesday
January 4, 5, 9, 10
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

Wednesday and Thursday
January 11 and 12
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday
January 17 and 18
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

Wednesday and Thursday
January 11 and 12
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday
January 17 and 18
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: Monday, January 23
Classes end: Thursday, May 4

Monday and Wednesday
Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Classes start: Monday, January 23
Classes end: Wednesday, May 3

Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Classes start: Tuesday, January 24
Classes end: Thursday, May 4

West Park

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Time: 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Classes start: Monday, January 23
Classes end: Thursday, May 4

ESL Brochure in English — PDF