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 become engaged and informed citizens. 

Seminole State offers intensive ESOL courses in the morning and non-intensive ESOL courses in the evening on the Altamonte Springs, Oviedo, and Sanford/Lake Mary campuses and Saturday classes on the Altamonte Springs campus. ESOL College and Career Readiness (ESOL CCR) classes are offered to ESOL students testing above the advanced level. ?ESOL CCR classes provide students with language instruction focused on career and education planning, digital literacy, and workforce preparation activities.  ESOL Intensive Training and Education (IET) classes provide contextualized English instructor focused on workforce training activities and skills that lead to an industry-recognized credential.  Classes range from four to ?sixteen hours per week, depending on the program selected. Courses are full semester in length with specific enrollment periods. Students study in one of six levels of English proficiency based on scores from the CASAS placement exam given by Seminole State. 


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

  • Altamonte Springs Campus: 407.404.6002
  • Oviedo Campus: 407.708.2153
  • Sanford/Lake Mary Campus: 407.708.2153

To qualify, applicants must be:

  • 17 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.

For more information on ESOL, please visit the Center for English Language Studies webpage.