English as a Second Language

Welcome to the English as a Second Language Program site.  Thank you for your interest.

During the regular school year, our ESL program offers free classes at several levels:  Beginning Literacy, Low Beginning, High Beginning, Low Intermediate, High Intermediate, Low Advanced, and High Advanced.

All ESL classes meet two times a week.   Our morning classes are at the Adult Education Center and Lynbrook High School and meet from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.. All evening classes are from 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. The night classes at Fremont High School and Columbia Middle School are held on Mondays and Wednesdays while the ones at Cupertino High School meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. 

You must take a placement test in order to enroll for the 2015-2016 school year.

All December and January test dates are full.. Our next available testing dates are in February. Starting December 10 you can register for a February test by calling our office (408.522.2700) or by coming in to our office at 591 W. Fremont Avenue, room 3. Once you have taken the test, you will be placed in an ESL class based on space availability. (The office is open Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and on Friday from 7:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m.)

When you contact the office about a February placement test, please ask about the availability of a January test date because we may add some spaces.

You will find the testing dates and times below.

Placement Testing Dates and Times:
Tuesday, November 17, at 9 a.m. -- FULL
Wednesday, November 18, at 5 p.m. -- FULL

Tuesday, January 12 at 9 a.m. or 10 a.m.--FULL
Wednesday, January 13 at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m.--FULL

Tuesday, February 9, at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Wednesday, February 10, at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

FUHSD Adult School (Sunnyvale-Cupertino) Mission:

Prepare students to achieve educational, career, and personal goals.

To this end, all of our students will achieve the following School-wide Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate an increased ability to communicate in both collaborative and independent settings.
2. Understand opportunities to become active and responsible members of our diverse community.
3. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
4. Demonstrate effective self-management and interpersonal skills. Set and pursue goals.
5. Use resources and technology.

Department Contact: 
Linda Brummer
Department Email: 
Department Phone: 
(408) 522-2733