ESL & Adult Literacy Learning Center

Providing Language and Literacy Services to Adults

ESL (English as a Second Language) Education for Georgia Residents

Georgia Northwestern Technical College, in partnership with the Rome-Floyd Library, offers basic to advanced English as a Second Language classes for adult students with limited English proficiency.  The classes are designed to help the adult learner comprehend and communicate in written and spoken English for a variety of purposes and audiences to express basic personal needs, and compose passages on familiar and relevant topics.  Instruction includes vocabulary related functions of everyday life.  In addition, classes assist more advanced students in acquiring the basic skills to navigate governmental, educational, workplace, banking, healthcare and other key American institutions.  Classes incorporate the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and a smooth assimilation to the English speaking community at large.


There is no charge for classes.  Students must meet the requirements of Georgia law (O.C.G.A 50-36-1).  Prospective students, who are 18 years and over must provide a secure and verifiable document and execute a sworn affidavit verifying his or her lawful presence in the United States.


Morning and evening classes are offered Monday through Thursday.  Prospective students are asked to complete an admissions test to determine placement.


For information contact Paula Beegle, Asst. Instructor at 706 236 4627.