English for Speakers of Other Languages

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are designed to provide English language training for speakers of other languages for life and work skills and basic education study. They also focus on helping students create educational plans, search for employment, obtain a better job and/or become better citizens.

Seminole State offers intensive ESOL courses in the morning and non-intensive ESOL courses in the evening on various campuses. Classes range from as few as four hours each week to as many as 20 per week. Courses are full term with specific enrollment periods at the beginning of each semester. Students study at one of six levels of English proficiency based on scores from the CASAS placement exam given by Seminole State or another adult education institution in Florida.


Students apply for ESOL classes by contacting one of the Academic Foundations ESOL Student Services representatives on the campus of their choice:

  • Altamonte Springs Campus: 407.404.6002
  • Oviedo Campus: 407.971.5016
  • Sanford/Lake Mary Campus: 407.708.2420

To qualify, applicants must be:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, refugees or holders of other qualifying immigration documentation.

Residency and Fees

All qualifying students pay a $30 state-mandated fee upon initial registration in any semester.