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Become better at your job, better at your studies or simply learn English with ESL classes at AACC. Non-native English speakers can learn the basics, improve language skills and prepare for credit coursework with courses, tutoring and conversation practice. Stop by our office to meet with an advisor and find out which of these programs is right for you.

ESL Programs

English Basic Skills

English Basic Skills courses are for beginners learning English for everyday life.

Learn more about English Basic Skills.

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes courses in grammar; reading and vocabulary; listening and speaking; and writing prepare students to earn a degree or professional certificate. The program is ideal for students who want to focus on pronunciation, academic presentation skills, research and essay writing. 

Learn more about English for Academic Purposes.

Interactive English and Special Topics

Interactive English and Special Topics courses satisfy the education requirement for au pairs with a J1 Visa and can help advanced student improve skills to be even more successful in their studies and their careers.

Learn more about Interactive English.

ESL Resources

Conversation Partners

Students of all language levels partner with other students and meet at the Johnson building before and after class to practice speaking.

Conversation Partners is not in session at this time. Please check again for updates.


Students can meet with a tutor one-on-one for 30 minutes each week. Please contact Ellen LaFrankie at or 410-777-1191 to make an appointment.

Listen to Our Students

“I was born and raised in Nepal. My speaking and writing have changed a lot since I started taking ESL classes at AACC. I have developed confidence and improved my English, too.”

Hikmat Dangol, former ESL student



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As of October 2, 2017, the ESL department office is located:

Glen Burnie Town Center
Room 401

The Arnold office has closed.

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