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English as a Second Language Classes:


Carthage AEL offers free English classes.

Classes are located at 609 River Street, Carthage MO 64836



To get started in our program, you must complete an orientation. You must attend the whole session without being late or leaving early. Orientations will be offered in August, November, February and March if there are openings in the classes. Call today to enroll in the next orientation at 417-359-7095. Sorry, no children allowed.

Step 2

After you have completed an orientation, you will be assigned a class time. We will complete a student progress plan for you and work will be assigned based on your pre-tests. Once you are enrolled you are encouraged to attend every class possible and to work at home on homework. If you cannot make it to class you must call or email your instructor. If you do not complete 12 hours of class time in the first 3 weeks of class you will be dropped from the class and may start again in the next orientation.


You will be placed in one of the following classes based on your level:

Monday and Wednesday 8:00-10:00, 10:00-12:00, 4:00-6:00

Tuesday and Thursday 8:00-10:00, 10:00-12:00, 4:00-6:00

Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-8:00pm  

Step 3

After you have worked in the class approximately 40 hours you will be post-tested in your lowest area. This will let us know if you are progressing toward your goals! You will be instructed in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. You will also work on grammar, vocabulary, American culture, history, and government.

Step 4

If you would like to transition to the High School Equivalency Classes after you completed the ESL program you may begin in an orientation. You do not need a social security number to be in the class but if you plan to take the HiSET you will need a Missouri identification card.