English as a Second Language

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English as a Second Language

  • Important!

    OFFICE CLOSURE:

    All Summer English as a Second Language classes will be held online.  

    • Email:  ParkwayAdultEd@parkwayschools.net
    • Call/Text:    314.415.4940 

    We will be available Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm through text and email.  Thank you for your patience as we respond to your messages.   


    All classes are FREE!

    We offer classes for adults whose first language is not English. Students in beginning classes learn to speak, listen for understanding, read, and write English. Intermediate and advanced students have the opportunity to improve conversation, grammar, pronunciation, reading, and writing.

    Other classes include:

    • U.S. Government and History
    • Citizenship
    • TOEFL

     

    Conversation and Citizenship - Fall and Spring Only

    Conversation and Citizenship is available Monday-Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Community Learning Center (Door 6). It is only available to registered students.
     

    TOEFL Preparation - Fall and Spring Only

    Students wishing to study for the TOEFL test may attend a preparation class every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the Community Learning Center (Door 6). Students must register for an ESL class before they can attend a TOEFL class. Only qualified students will be admitted. Call/text 314-415-4940 for more information.
     

    English Classes

    Classes are ongoing; however, students must attend an orientation session before beginning classes. Orientation is for two days, and students must arrive on time and plan on staying the entire time.  Call/text 314-415-4940 for orientation dates and times. 

    Students may sign up online; however, students MUST attend orientation and testing before beginning classes.  Online registration does not guarantee placement in a class. Call or text our office at 314-415-4940 for more information. Please arrive by the start time. 

     

    2020 Summer Class Schedule

    All summer English classes will be held online.  Summer classes begin July 6th and run through August 19th.  Students must have a computer or smart device with reliable internet to participate.  July 6th for orientation and testing.

    Our registration for summer has closed.  To be placed on a waitlist, please call our text our AEL office at 314-415-4940.  To register for fall, please see below for our fall schedule of classes.

    Area

    Days/Times

    Location

    Morning Session

    M-Th
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    online

    Evening Session

    M-W
    6-9 p.m.

    online

      

    2020 - 2021 Fall Class Schedule

    Fall classes begin the week of August 31.  Classes may include both virtual online and/or in-person instruction.  Classes are ongoing and new students are added to classes every two to three weeks.  Students must attend a testing and/or orientation session before beginning classes.  Once our office receives your application, a staff member will contact you regarding testing and/or orientation. 

    Sign up NOW!  Students may sign-up online; however, students MUST attend orientation amd testing before beginning classes.  Online registration does not guarantee placement in a class.   Call or text 314-415-4940 for more information

    Area

    Days/Times

    Location

    Bridgeton

    M-Th
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Faith Baptist Church
    12061 Natural Bridge Rd.
    Bridgeton, 63044

    Clayton

    M-W
    6-9 p.m.

    Clayton High School, Rm. 2
    1 Mark Twain Circle
    Clayton, 63105

    Creve Coeur

    M-Th
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Community Learning Center, Door 6
    13157 N. Olive Spur Rd
    Creve Coeur, 63141

    Creve Coeur

    M-Th
    1-4 p.m.

    Community Learning Center, Door 6
    13157 N. Olive Spur Rd
    Creve Coeur, 63141

    Creve Coeur

    M-W
    6-9 p.m.

    Community Learning Center, Door 6
    13157 N. Olive Spur Rd
    Creve Coeur, 63141

    Ellisville

    M-Th
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Pathfinder Cornerstone Center
    15800 Manchester Rd
    Ellisville, 63011

    Ellisville

    Tu & Th
    6-9 p.m.

    Pathfinder Cornerstone Center
    15800 Manchester Rd
    Ellisville, 63011

    Manchester

    M-Th
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Manchester United Methodist Church
    129 Woods Mill Rd
    Manchester, 63011

    Manchester

    M-W
    1-4 p.m.

    Manchester United Methodist Church
    129 Woods Mill Rd
    Manchester, 63011

    Maplewood

    M-W
    1-4 p.m.

    Maplewood United Methodist Church
    7409 Flora Ave
    Maplewood, 63143

     

    ESL Fall/Spring Class Schedule

    Directions to Class Locations

    ESL Citizenship Class

    ESL TOEFL Class

    Citizenship/Immigration/Naturalization Website

    TOEFL Website

    Call or text 314-415-4940 for more information.  Orientation and testing takes 2 days.  Students must arrive on time.  Students need to call for orientation dates.