English as a Second Language—Adult

The Jefferson Skills U offices and class sites are currently closed, but our staff is still working to help you attain your educational goals through virtual instruction. If you are a current student interested in continuing your studies online or a new student who wishes to learn more about earning your GED credential or improving your English language skills, please contact Beverly Hornback at beverly.hornback@jefferson.kyschools.us or (502) 966-7627 for more information. 


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.