1.  Program Description    
  2.  Registration  
  3.  ESL Class Schedules  

Program Description

ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are for non-native students who need to learn to speak, read, or write English. 


All ESL students must attend a free Orientation and Assessment session before enrolling in a class. In an Orientation and Assessment session, students receive important information about ESL classes and take a reading placement test.  If you have questions, please call (828) 726-2230 (Caldwell) or (828) 297-5253 (Watauga).

Caldwell Campus Classes

For classes on the Caldwell Campus, students may attend either an evening or morning Orientation and Assessment session. 

An evening Orientation and Assessment session is held each week, Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

A morning Orientation and Assessment session is held each week, Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.

For registration information, please contact Melissa Darling at (828) 726-2246

Watauga Campus Classes

At Watauga CCR - Adult Education, the Orientation and Assessment sessions are held on Mondays at 10:00 am.

For registration information, please contact the Watauga College and Career Readiness Department at (828) 297-5253.

Special Note about Minors

Minors 16 – 17 years of age must have a completed Minor Permission Form prior to enrolling in any CCR-Adult Education program, assessment activity, or class.   Students can either pickup the Minor Permission Form in person at the College and Career Department or call (828) 726-2230 and have the form mailed.  Instructions for completing the form are attached to it, but if there are questions, please call (828) 726-2230.  Someone will be glad to help you.

For the current class schedule:
  • Call 828-726-2230 (Caldwell Campus)

  • Call 828-297-5253 (Watauga Campus)

For more information about ESL classes, please contact Melissa Darling at (828) 726-2246.