WorkReadyU ESL Academy


The English as a Second Language (ESL) program helps adult learners improve their language and communication skills with help from passionate instructors — at no cost.


Am I Eligible?

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No Bachelor's or Advanced Degree
Age 16 or
older for GED.
Age 18 or
older for ESL.*
Resident of Dallas County
* View full eligibility requirements.

Interested? Contact us with any questions:


Speak and Be Heard

The ESL program focuses on conversational English, grammar, reading, listening, comprehension, writing and vocabulary. You'll enjoy small class sizes and a personalized approach to learning based on your abilities, interests and needs. 

In ESL classes, you will develop your communication skills in four key areas:

  1. Liste​​ning
  2. Speaking
  3. Reading
  4. Writing

These language skills will help you communicate better, which can lead to a better job, more money and improved relationships.


When and Where are Classes?

Classes are available year-round during convenient daytime and evening hours 
at several Dallas College campuses and partner locations. 


I Have Questions!

We are available to explain our services.


I'm Ready to Start!

The first step is to attend an orientation session.


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Mobile App Available!

The WorkReadyU Student Success App assists both current and future adult learners with class schedules, orientation dates and referrals to social services. It's available today on iOS or Android:

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