Get Your GED! Find out more by attending a Virtual Information Session. Click Here for the Virtual Information Session Form . Sessions dates and times:
  • 10/5 at 10:00 am
  • 10/17 at 2:00 pm
  • 10/19 at 5:30 pm
  • 10/24 at 10:00 am

Please complete our Virtual Information Session Form with your preferred date and time. You will be contacted by email with a link to join our virtual information session. We look forward to helping you "Find Your Career!" It's never too late to learn!

  • Adult Career Center's ESOL Program

    The Adult Education Career ESOL program offers non-native English speakers a chance to improve their English skills while developing a career pathway for better employment opportunities. We offer:

    • Everyday functional English for all four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) with grammar and vocabulary
    • Career and college readiness pathways and support
    • Transition to certificate/ credit programs and employment

    ESOL can also help with

    • Attainment of a secondary school diploma (GED®)
    • Computer literacy
    • Citizenship/Civics preparation


    To participate in our program, students must: 

    • be 16 years or older 

    • be able to complete a minimum of 10 hours a week of course work to participate 

    • not be enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school 

    • attend orientation and testing 

    • pay $45 tuition per term plus $20 for testing* 

    * Through an application process, students can apply for tuition scholarships

  • ESOL Foundations and Beginning Class Schedule

     T—W—TH 9 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

    All ESOL classes are held at Charlotte Technical College.  

  • Registration Contact: 

    Carole Kincaid
    Charlotte Technical College
    Call for more information at 941-255-7500 Ext. 1752

    Or Click the "Get More Information" button at the bottom of this page and fill out the online form to have Carole Kincaid call you.  

    Next Registration and Testing Dates:

    The 2023 registration dates are as follows:
    August 14 at 4 p.m.
    August 15 at 9 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
    August 16 at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
    Room 209 at Charlotte Technical College (see map below)
    Please bring a photo ID and be prepared to spend approximately 2-1/2 hours.



    M—T—W—TH 9 a.m.—11:30 p.m. Intermediate
    M—T—W—TH 12:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m. Advanced
    M—T—W—TH 3:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m. Intermediate
    M—T—W—TH 6:30 p.m.—9 p.m. Beginning

    All ESOL classes are held at Charlotte Technical College.