ESL and ESOL programs at KCKCC

KCKCC has two programs where you can learn English.

ESL Program

Part of Continuing Education's Adult Education program

  • Learn everyday English
  • You don’t need a high school diploma
  • Classes start at basic level
  • Non-credit adult education courses
  • Practice all different skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) in one class
  • 10 to 12-week sessions
  • Low cost; no financial aid


ESOL Program

Part of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences division

  • Study English for academic purposes.
  • Must have a high school diploma (from the U.S. or another country) or G.E.D.
  • For credit courses
  • Skills-based classes (Reading, Writing, Grammar, Listening/Speaking, Vocabulary)
  • Full semester (16-week) classes
  • KCKCC tuition rates; financial aid available


ESOL Office
RM 3415

Michelle Overholt

Elsje Smit

ESOL's webpage


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