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Whether you speak a little English or no English, we offer free English as a Second Language classes at Johnson County Community College at the level for you.

Fall 2024 classes

Registration for Spring 2024 classes is closed. The next registration is Thursday, August 8, at 9 a.m. at West Park Center.

Classes are offered in-person.

Class times

Monday and Wednesday
Classes start: Monday, August 26
Time: 9 a.m.–noon or 6–9 p.m.
Classes end: Wednesday, December 11

Tuesday and Thursday
Classes start: Tuesday, August 27
Time: 9 a.m.–noon or 6–9 p.m.
Classes end: Thursday, December 12

Classes offered at West Park and Center of Grace.

Keep in mind:

  • Not all class levels will be offered every time or at every location.
  • If a class doesn’t have enough students, it will be canceled. Students will be offered another time.

To register, sign up for an orientation session in person. You will also be expected to attend orientation and testing.

Questions? Call 913-469-7621

ESL students working with an instructor in a classroom

Join us for Adult Education ESL courses at JCCC

ESL classes are available for:

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

Expectations for all students, both in-person and online:

  • Attend classes regularly.
  • Be in class on time.
  • Complete 2 hours of homework each week.
  • Pay a non-refundable book and materials fee.
  • Be in class on the first day of class.
  • Be in class on the last day of class.
  • Complete registration, orientation and testing, and technology training (if necessary).

If a student stops attending classes before the last day of the semester, they may not be readmitted the following semester.

Register for Adult Education ESL classes

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

When classes are full, registration closes.

Register in person at the West Park Center: 9780 West 87th Street, Overland Park, Kansas.

Registration dates

Thursday, August 8
9 a.m. until classes are filled


  • You must sign up in person and cannot sign up friends or relatives.
  • You cannot sign up by telephone.
  • You will be given an appointment card listing the days and times of your orientation and testing.
  • Please do not bring children.

Orientation and Testing for JCCC's Continuing Education ESL courses

Attend a 2-day orientation and testing sessions. Attendance is required for both days.

You must attend registration and make an appointment to attend orientation and testing at West Park: 9780 West 87th Street, Overland Park, Kansas.


  • Bring your test ticket with you. You will not be admitted without one.
  • Arrive on time.
  • You must attend BOTH DAYS of orientation and testing.
  • Please don’t bring children.
  • Be ready to pay your book and materials fee the second day of orientation and testing.
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