English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Inglés para personas que hablan otro lenguaje (ESOL)
Английский язык для людей, говорящих на других языках


The non-credit ESOL program at CCBC offers classes to help adult non-native speakers learn English for community and workplace settings. These courses teach the English language skills needed to succeed in work, school, and everyday life.

Students must have a computer, or a tablet, with a camera and microphone, or smartphone and unlimited internet access.

ESOL classes are offered on-campus in-person and online via Zoom.

How to register

Explore our classes below and see the ESOL Registration page for registration dates, locations, and times.


Adult ESOL classes

All students must come to one of the “Walk-in ESOL Placement & Registration Locations” sessions to sign up for any ESOL Beginning and Intermediate classes. You are not registered until you receive a copy of your registration welcome packet at registration.

Class method varies depending on the student level. Complete class schedules will be given at registration. Zoom class: Enrolled students must attend on the last day of class to take a test at given CCBC Campus location.

  • These classes are supported by grant funding from Maryland Department of Labor (LABOR). Students with an F-1 or J-1 Visa are not eligible for LABOR grant funded classes.
  • Reasonable accommodations for a disability are available only upon request. Call 443.840.3428 to discuss availability of accommodations and testing procedures. Please call at least two weeks in advance.

Beginning ESOL classes

Clases de nivel basico

ESOL Level Intro - Life Skills
This very low beginning course starts with basic English for life and work.

ESOL Level 1 - Life Skills
This low beginning course introduces simple English for life and work.

ESOL Level 2 - Life Skills
This high beginning course improves simple English for life and work. 

Intermediate ESOL classes

Clases de nivel intermedio

ESOL Level 3 - EL Civics
This low intermediate course continues to develop English language skills and introduces civics concepts.

ESOL Level 4 - EL Civics
This intermediate course continues to develop English language skills and builds on civics concepts.

ESOL Level 5 - EL Civic Engagement
This high intermediate course continues to develop English language skills and extends civics concepts to civic engagement.

Adult ESOL class times

Morning Classes

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • CCBC Dundalk
9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 
  • Owings Mills, 10300 Grand Central Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117

9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

  • Online via ZOOM

(CCBC Catonsville - CCBC Dundalk)

Afternoon Classes

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Year Round - Intensive
  • CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21237

Evening Classes

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday,  Wednesday and Thursday
  • Online via ZOOM - Intensive

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday,  Wednesday and Thursday

  • CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD 21228
  • CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21222 
  • CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21237
  • CCBC Owings Mills, 10300 Grand Central Avenue, Owings Mills MD 21117


Non-credit Advanced Tuition Adult ESOL courses

These non-credit courses are designed for higher level non-native English speakers. The courses are self-select. Students registering for these courses are not required to come to the ESOL registration session to be assessed.

Learn more about Advanced ESOL courses »

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CCBC ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) 08.06.2019
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