Learn English. ESL (English as a Second Language)

Improve your English for living and working in the Bay Area. Classes morning, afternoon and evening. Most classes meet in-person. Some classes meet online.

Enrolling in ESL Class

  • To enroll in ESL classes, come to the BAS Main Office within the times shown in the schedules below.
  • You may bring a friend as a translator. Do not bring children.
  • Enrollment may take 2½ hours.


Steps for Enrollment

  1. Come to the BAS Main Office
  2. Complete a Registration Form. You can also get help with computer skills if you wish.
  3. Take the Placement Tests – These placement test help us place students in the appropriate class. We want to place you in the right class. Please do not use your phone, dictionary, translator, or friends and family for help. This will make sure you are placed in the correct class. Please do not take pictures of the test with your phone.
  4. You will receive your class placement information.


Schedule for Spring 2023 Enrollment 

(Arrive any time after 8:00am and before 10:30am, for example.)

Mondays, 8:00am-10:30am, 6:00pm-730pm

Tuesdays, 8:00am-10:30am, 6:00pm-730pm

Wednesdays, 8:00am-10:30am, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Thursdays, 8:00am-10:30am

Fridays, 8:00am-1:30pm


Class Schedules

  • Morning: 8:25-11:35am, Monday-Friday
  • Afternoon 12:35-3:45pm, Monday-Friday
  • Evening 6:20-9:30pm, Monday-Thursday


Online Class Schedules

Some classes meet online. These classes also involve 3 hours per day of learning. Teachers meet with all students 2 hours per day. One hour per day, students either meet with the teacher in a small group or work on assignments independently. These are the scheduled start times for online class meetings:

  • Morning: 9:00am, Monday-Friday
  • Afternoon 1:00pm, Monday-Friday
  • Evening 7:00pm, Monday-Thurs
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