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Free ESL Classes

Free ESL Classes

Free ESL Classes

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Registration & Placement Testing for Spring 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 5:00-6:30pm


Wednesday, January 11, 5:00-6:30pm

(Choose one of the above dates; report to the UT ESL Classroom building at 811 West 24th Street for registration and testing.)


When do classes meet? 4:00-6:00pm or 5:00-7:00pm Monday through Friday on the UT campus. Each session can have a different schedule. 

How many levels are there? Students will be tested and placed into a lower or an upper level class. These classes are for beginner and intermediate level students. These classes are not intended for true beginners or UT undergraduate and graduate students. If you are interested in other ESL classes for higher-level students, you can look at the UT ESL Services Programs website for their class offerings. You may also email them at with any questions you may have.

How many students are there? There can be a maximum of 50 ESL students in the program per session. Priority is given to refugees, political asylum seekers, and new immigrants. 

Who are the teachers? The UT CELTA ESL classes are taught by teachers-in-training during their CELTA certification course, and accredited CELTA trainers oversee all the classes. The CELTA stands for Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages, and it is the most widely recognized certificate program for teaching English in the world. 

Will I receive a course certificate? A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of each session to students with good attendance. Good attendance is defined as attending 75% of the classes.

Other questions? Email