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

Fall 2022 Classes

Classes are offered online and in-person. If you choose to take an online class, you must have the following:

  • You must have internet.
  • You must have a desktop or laptop computer with a camera, or a tablet with a camera and a keyboard.
  • You must have a smartphone with a camera.

Class Times

Monday and Wednesday
Classes start: Monday, August 29
Time: 9 a.m.–noon or 6–9 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday
Classes start: Tuesday, August 30
Time: 9 a.m.–noon or 6–9 p.m.

Classes offered at West Park, Center of Grace (re-opening in August following remodel), and online via Zoom.

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 cancelled. 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, as well as technology training (if taking an online course).

Questions? Call 913-469-7621

ESL students working with an instructor in a classroom

Join Us

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 material fee.
  • Be in class the first day of class.
  • Be in class on the last day of class.
  • If a student stops attending classes before December 9, they may not be readmitted in January.
  • Complete registration, orientation and testing, and technology training (if necessary).


Register for Classes

Classes fill quickly. No student is guaranteed a place in class. Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, registration and class information is subject to change. Please continue to check this webpage for updates.

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

Registration Dates:

Monday, August 8
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 9
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 10
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Remember:

  • 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.
  • Bring your appointment card with you.
  • Please do not bring children.

Orientation and Testing

Attend a 2-day orientation and testing session. These will be required for attendance.

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

Remember:

  • Bring your appointment card with you.
  • Arrive on time.
  • You must attend BOTH DAYS of orientation and testing.
  • Please don’t bring children.
  • If you’re taking in-person classes, you will pay your book and material fee the second day of orientation and testing.

Technology Training

Attend a technology training session if taking online classes. This will be required for attendance.

All students taking online classes through Zoom must attend one of the technology trainings at West Park:
9780 West 87th Street • Overland Park, Kansas

Remember:

  • If you are taking online classes through Zoom, you must come to Technology Training.
  • Arrive on time.
  • Bring your laptop or tablet and keyboard.
  • Bring your smartphone.
  • Please don’t bring children.
  • If you are taking classes online, you will pay your book and material fee at Technology Training.
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