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English Language Instruction Choices at ACC

Learn English at ACC

Austin Community College has an English language program to match your needs. Each program offers small classes taught by highly qualified instructors ready to help you meet your goals. Free tutoring is available.

Find an ACC English Language Program to Match Your Needs

Student goalStudy basic English for everyday life. Prepare for GED or ESOL- Academic coursesStudy basic, intermediate, and advanced English. Prepare for college-level courses and career advancement. (Credit and noncredit enrollment available.)Intensive study of basic, intermediate, and advanced English. Prepare for TOEFL
Program that matches student goal Adult Education - English as a Second Language ESOL-Academic – Continuing Education (Noncredit Enrollment) ESOL-Academic – Credit Enrollment ESOL-Academic – Intensive English Program (IEP)
Includes ACC college-credit admission? No No Yes Yes
Minimum education requirement None None High school diploma or GED certificate (translated into English) High school diploma or GED certificate (translated into English)
Approved for F-1 visa holders? No
B visa holders also not approved.
No No Yes
Cost per course (2015-16) Free $256 + textbooks Your cost based on residency status*:
$256 + textbooks
$1,089 + textbooks
$1,308 + textbooks
For 4 classes/8-week session: Texas residents: $2,200
Out-of-state/international students: $2,200 (Textbooks & insurance additional)
Financial aid or scholarships? Does not apply No Yes, based on eligibility No
School transcripts required? No No Yes Yes

How To Get Started

Enrollment instructions Signup for ESL Classes How to Take ESOL Classes How to Take ESOL Classes Intensive English Program
Call for information 512-223-5123 512-223-7451 512-223-7451 512-223-7458
Visit for Information or alternate ID Number Adult Education Division Information: ESOL Department ID: Admissions & Records Office Information: ESOL Department ID: Admissions & Records Office ESOL Department

*Residency status does not refer to your visa status. Find your residency status and tuition rate at austincc.edu/residency.

Photo ID & Social Security info: If you don’t have a Social Security number, you must visit the program’s office in person to obtain an alternate ACC Student ID number before you complete the application. (Credit enrollment students can visit any campus Admissions & Records Office.) You will need to show a government-issued photo identification card from any country. Examples are a passport, driver’s license, consulate ID, voter’s ID, or federal detainee ID.

Program Office Locations

Adult Education Division
Highland Campus
6101 Airport Blvd., Suite 1414
Eastview Campus 3401 Webberville Rd.
Building 1000, Room 1209
Phone: 512-223-5123
Continuing Education (Noncredit ESOL)
Highland Business Center
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd., Fourth Floor
Round Rock Campus 4400 College Park Dr. Building 2000, Room 2110
Phone: 512-223-7451
ESOL-Academic Department
Highland Campus
6101 Airport Blvd., Room 2340
Phone: 512-223-7451
ESOL-Academic Department
Highland Campus 6101 Airport Blvd.
Room 2340
Phone: 512-223-7458
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