English as a Second Language—Adult

The Jefferson Skills U offices and class sites are currently closed and are expected to reopen Monday, April 20th.  If you are a current student interested in continuing your studies online or a new student who wishes to improve your English language skills, please email Beverly Hornback at beverly.hornback@jefferson.kyschools.us for more information.  While we apologize for the inconvenience this break in services may cause, our priority is the health and well being of our students and staff.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.  Please take care during this time of great uncertainty and don't hesitate to reach out via email if there is anything we can do to assist you. 


The goal of the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is to equip non-native English speakers with the language skills needed to live and work successfully in the United States. Students also gain knowledge that empowers them to be supportive parents to ensure the success of their children in the K–12 school system.

The Louisville Academy for English as a Second Language (LAESL) meets the needs of non-native English speakers who are functioning at higher levels. This program helps non-native English speakers transition into General Educational Development (GED) classes, postsecondary education, or careers. Classes provide intensive instruction for intermediate- to advanced-level students.

For more information, call (502) 485-3400.

See the flier links below for additional registration information.