Welcome to Poway Adult School English as a Second Language (ESL)

English Classes are free.
  • Choose morning or evening classes
  • Students meet with teachers (Zoom / in-person) 4 days a week
  • Classes are generally leveled from Beginning, Intermediate to Advanced learner levels
  • Multi-Level ESL classes with childcare are available at Valley Elementary School in Poway. Meet our Valley Elementary School ESL teacher here.

Start by choosing an Orientation. Click here for more information

NOTE: Schedules may be adjusted due to health and safety instructions from the state of California.

Other Options for ESL Students:

ESL Distance Learning

Intermediate/Advanced Levels 

Want to learn English but no time for a class? This is a good option for you! Using the popular software, Burlington English and other learning tools, we offer English language instruction as an independent study course. You can practice grammar, listening, speaking, reading and writing at home. Requirements for this course include internet access and a headset with earphones to listen and a microphone to record on.  A desktop or laptop computer is preferred. Students will communicate regularly with the teacher, via email or Zoom, by appointment during office hours. Space is limited in this course. 

For all classes: New students must attend an ESL orientation (Click here to make an appointment). After that, you will be contacted by the teacher to begin class.

Conversation Café

Intermediate and Advanced students

Come join this conversation class to practice casual, relaxed speaking. We will work in pairs and small groups to imitate social situations. Please bring ideas for topics of conversation. Our goal is to speak without hesitation about subjects we know well or will learn about in class. Choose from two classes depending on your level.
Click here to register

Need help? Questions?  Email us at: pgarramone@powayusd.com


The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2761, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator, Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

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