Poway Adult School

Welcome to our English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

Fall 2021-22 School Classes Begin September 7th
  • 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 at Los Penasquitos and Valley Elementary schools with childcare available once these campuses reopen. 

Testing sessions held every 2 weeks by appointment only. To make an appointment, Click here to learn more. Students will be registered and start classes soon after meeting with the advisor.

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 learn more). After that, you will be contacted by the teacher to begin class. All classes will be held online until further notice.

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. We offer two classes to choose from, depending on your level.

Click here to register

Need help? Questions?  Email us at: ereg1@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 ability, 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 Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

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