English as a Second Language—Adult

The Jefferson Skills U offices and class sites are open, and our staff is working to help you attain your educational goals. 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 call (502) 485-3400 or email jcps.skillsu@jefferson.kyschools.us for more information. 

The goal of the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is to equip nonnative 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 two types of classes offered are Basic Life Skills English classes and Academic English classes.

The Academic English classes meet the needs of nonnative English speakers who are functioning at higher levels. This program helps nonnative English speakers transition into GED classes, postsecondary education, or careers. Classes provide intensive instruction for intermediate- to advanced-level students.