English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Inglés para personas que hablan otro lenguaje (ESOL)
Английский язык для людей, говорящих на других языках

Learn English at CCBC through Adult ESOL or Advanced ESOL courses

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.

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” 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.

These classes are supported by grant funding from Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR).

Students with an F-1 or J-1 Visa are not eligible for DLLR grant funded classes.

Reasonable accommodations for a disability are available upon request. Please call 443.840.3428 to discuss availability of accommodations and testing procedures. Please call at least two weeks in advance.

For Advanced Tuition based classes go to the Advanced ESOL page.

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.

Upper Intermediate Reading & Writing and Career focused ESOL classes

ESOL Expanded Reading and Writing Skills
This non-credit course will assist higher level ESOL students move beyond life skills reading and writing.

ESOL Transition Reading and Writing
This non-credit course will assist higher level ESOL students with learning strategies to approach academic reading and writing tasks to better prepare them to transition to further education or training.

ESOL English for Career Exploration
This non-credit course will assist higher level students with English related to career exploration, job search activities and the American work culture.

ESOL English for Healthcare Careers
This non-credit course will assist higher level students with English related to various careers in healthcare. 

Morning Classes

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
  • CCBC Dundalk

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Monday and Wednesday 
  • Owings Mills, 10300 Grand Central Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Intensive classes)
  • Creative Kids Community Center, 958 Ashbridge Drive, Apts. A & B (beginning levels only)

Afternoon Classes

12:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Intensive classes) 
  • Creative Kids Community Center, 958 Ashbridge Drive, Apts. A & B (beginning level only)

12:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21237 (High beginning and intermediate levels only)

Evening Classes

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday
  • CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21222 

Tuesday 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

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday 
  • Catonsville High School, 421 Bloomsbury Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228
  • Parkville High School, 2600 Putty Hill Avenue, Parkville, MD 21234
  • Pikesville Middle School, 7701 Seven Mile Lane, Pikesville, MD 21208

Tuesday and Thursday

  • Cockeysville Middle School, 10401 Greenside Drive, Cockeysville, MD 21030
  • Sacred Heart School (Reisterstown), 63 Sacred Heart Lane, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Saturday (Reading and Writing Classes)

9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

  • 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

Contact Us

For more information about these Adult ESOL classes, please contact Caroline Ko at 443.840.3748 or cko@ccbcmd.edu.

ESOL and Adult Literacy 04.13.2010
Video by CCBCMD
Describes CCBC's programs in Grammar, Pronunciation, Writing and more!