English as a Second Language (ESL)
English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are available for non-native speakers who need to become proficient enough in English to pass state and citizenship exams and continue on with their education.
- Court Order (for participants age 16)
- School Withdrawal Form (for participants ages 16 - 18)
- ID (all participants)
Approved Forms of Identification
- Birth certificate
- Official record showing date of birth
- Baptismal record
- DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
- Driver’s license
- Federal, state, or local government identification card
- Hospital record of birth
- Public assistance/social service records
- School records
- School identification card
- Work permit
- Native American tribal document
- Other official documents issued by a federal, state, or local government agency, such as discharge documents from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, with date of birth included, or a voter registration card or certificate.
- Other official documents issued by a foreign government agency, such as a consular identification card
CASAS is used to evaluate adult learners' relevant real-world basic skills. In addition to these skills, it also assesses the English language and literacy skills that are needed for a person to successfully navigate both work and daily living settings.
The Adult Education and Literacy office staff will help schedule this date.
The test can be taken 9 a.m. – noon (Monday - Thursday) or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Monday/Wednesday)
In Onboarding, prospective students consider their educational and career goals and explore how Blinn and the AEL program can help them achieve these goals. For ESL students, this course is offered in easy English with Spanish support.