English as a Second Language (ESL) and U.S. Citizenship Preparation
Learn English and/or get ready for the U.S. citizenship test.
Improve your English speaking and writing skills. We offer tuition-free English as a second language (ESL) classes for adults age 18 and older.
Removing the Language Barrier to Education
At North Orange Continuing Education, learning English is a challenge that our students are dedicated to overcoming. That’s why we are committed to easing the transition into post-secondary education and the workplace for our English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship Program students with unique and powerful opportunities.
Improving Communities, One Individual at a Time
|Promising Careers and Higher Wages: Bilingual individuals are highly sought after by employers. By learning English, students increase their opportunities for career advancement and financial success.|
|Making the Future Possible: Learning English takes determination and hard work, resulting in an incredible payoff. Students build a solid foundation of education and skills to create a brighter future for themselves and their families.|
|Building Community: Learning English allows students to expand their social network and to thrive in your community – from your child’s school to the grocery store or the doctor’s office – you’ll be prepared to succeed!|
|Use Technology: We will help you learn English through technology. Learn how to get an e-mail or type your resume and search for jobs online.|
FREE English as a Second Language (ESL) and U.S. Citizenship Preparation Classes
Through English-language and citizenship preparation instruction, we increase access to education, jobs, and community engagement.
Free and Easily Accessible:
Classes are offered at NOCE’s Anaheim, Cypress, and Wilshire (Fullerton) Centers. With more than 30 off-site locations, we bring English instruction to your neighborhood. During the COVID-19 pandemic, classes are also being offered online! Contact us if you need to borrow a laptop.
Addressing Unique Needs:
We offer six levels of English, as well as specialty classes including grammar review, writing and reading, conversation and public speaking practice, and vocational courses to bolster students’ skills.
Our Academic Success Program prepares students with “next step” opportunities, including college, high school/GED, and career technical education programs. We also provide critical services like college tours, financial aid application assistance, and career workshops to help our students succeed.
Citizenship Preparation Program:
We help prospective candidates prepare for the U.S. citizenship process, assisting with immigration forms, test prep, and more.
We help students build better computer skills, opening doors to stronger resumes, more efficient job searches, improved typing and word processing skills, and confident use of common office applications.
Students receive focused support to aid in the transition to careers and further educational opportunities. Our counselors help students create comprehensive educational plans to meet their educational and career goals.