English Language/ESL


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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. Non-Credit classes are available to students age 16 and older in a supportive environment designed for adults.

Classes focus on:

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

Modes of Instruction

Rio Salado offers in-person and virtual, live-online 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 achieve future success.

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In Person
In-Person / Face-to-Face

This is the traditional classroom format, where classes meet on campus in a face-to-face environment.

Virtual Learning Academy
Virtual Learning Academy (VLA)

VLA is comprised of instructor-led, live-online classes. You'll have the chance to interact with your instructor and classmates in a virtual environment. Your sessions meet online on specific days and times every week, just like an in-person class.

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