Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

Rio will host extended hours of operations now through Sept. 2. We are available to assist with enrollment and financial aid Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Financial Aid will close at 5 p.m. on Fridays.) Contact us!

English Language/ESL

What are English Language/ESL Classes?

Learning English is the first step to continuing on to college.  Rio Salado College will help you get there. Rio Salado College offers a dynamic learning environment for you to increase your English language skills.  Classes are available to students age 16 and older in a supportive environment designed for adults.

English language classes focus on:

  • Reading
  • Writing 
  • Listening 
  • Speaking
  • Citizenship
  • Digital Literacy

Modes of Instruction

Rio Salado offers in-person and virtual, live-online English language classes, with morning and evening options available. In-person classes are offered at (multiple) community-based locations across Maricopa County. Virtual classes are taught live-online, through our Virtual Learning Academy (VLA), where you can log in at a designated time and learn from a live teacher with other students at the same time. Additional online study tools are available for both in-person and virtual, live-online students. However you attend class, you will be learning from passionate, dedicated teachers who are eager to help you improve your English.