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, Advanced ESOL 

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.

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. 


For more information and/or schedule and locations, please contact:
Caroline at 443.840.3748 or cko@ccbcmd.edu.

Intermediate ESOL classes

Clases de nivel intermedio

ESOL Beginning Writing for Intermediate Speakers
This non-credit course will help intermediate level non-native speakers learn basic writing skills.

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

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

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.

Morning Classes

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Monday and Wednesday 
  • CCBC Owings Mills, 10300 Grand Central Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Tuesday and Thursday 

  • CCBC Hunt Valley, 11101 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031


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 (low beginning levels only)

Afternoon Classes

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 the content or level of these Adult ESOL classes, please contact Caroline Ko at 443.840.3748 or cko@ccbcmd.edu.

Advanced Tuition ESOL Courses/Locations

These non-credit courses are for higher level non-native English speakers. The courses are self-select. Students registering for these Advanced ESOL courses are not required to come to an ESOL registration session to be assessed. Plan to register at least one week prior to the course start date. Courses meet for 20 sessions for a total of 60 hours (72 equated hours).

ADS 007 ESOL General English Language Skills

ESOL General English Language Skills

Improve your general English skills by engaging in communicative tasks on various high-interest topics. Integrates the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with a focus on grammar and vocabulary appropriate to the language task.

Cost: $259 (Tuition: $69 Fees: $190). Textbook included.

CRN DAYS DATES TIME LOCATION
71066 M/W 9/25 – 12/4/17 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. CCBC Catonsville
71067 M/W 9/25 – 12/4/17 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. CCBC Dundalk
71068 M/W 9/25 – 12/4/17 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. CCBC Essex
71069 T/R 9/26 – 12/5/17 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CCBC Hunt Valley
71070 T/R 9/26 – 12/5/17 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. CCBC Owings Mills

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ADS 713 ESOL Integrated Skills

Integrated Skills English for Speakers of Other Languages Advanced (ESOL)

This course will help higher level non-native speakers improve their language skills. Topics include specific strategies in listening, speaking, reading, grammar, vocabulary development, and writing.

Cost: $229 (Tuition: $69 Fees: $160). Textbook included.

CRN DAYS DATES TIME LOCATION
70248 M/T/W/R 7/12 – 8/15/17 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. CCBC Essex
70249 M/T/W/R 7/12 – 8/15/17 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. CCBC Owings Mills

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ADS 008 ESOL English Pronunciation

English Pronunciation Skills

Refine your ability to communicate by learning to apply common rules in English pronunciation. Topics include self-monitoring techniques to improve vowel and consonant clarity, syllable and sentence stress, intonation patterns, and communication style.

Cost: $279 (Tuition: $79 Fees: $200). Textbook included.

CRN DAYS DATES TIME LOCATION
71071 T/R 9/26 – 12/5/17 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. CCBC Essex
71072 T/R 9/26 – 12/5/17 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. CCBC Hunt Valley

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ADS 990 ESOL English for Business Communication

ESOL English for Business Communication

Learn appropriate language for meetings, presentations, collaborations, negotiations, and social interactions. Improve your communication skills to better establish and maintain business relationships.


Cost: $299 (Tuition: $89 Fees: $210). Textbook included.

CRN DAYS DATES TIME LOCATION
71073 M/W 9/25 – 12/4/17 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. CCBC Hunt Valley

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Refund policy

Students requesting to drop a course must notify the Continuing Education Registration Office at 443.840.4700 at least one business day prior to, and excluding, the start date of the course to receive a refund.

Contact us

For more information about the content or level of these Advanced ESOL courses, please contact Suzi at 443.840.3476 or smonti@ccbcmd.edu


ESOL and Adult Literacy 04.13.2010
Video by CCBCMD
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