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Learning English Together

Online and In-person classes and groups

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

In this program, adults will work to improve their English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through activities and tailored lessons for each level. The classes will introduce conversational English, target vocabulary development, and basic reading and writing. These classes focus on helping individuals develop those skills to gain employment, progress in their education, improve digital literacy, help their children in school, or pursue other life opportunities.

  • Learning Quest offers online and in-person classes in different locations throughout Stanislaus County.

  • We offer different classes for different levels (Beginning – Advance).

  • The classes are two hours long, and they are held twice a week.

  • Classes and Textbooks are free!

Conversational English Class

Practice makes perfect! Students sharpen and advance their English listening and speaking skills in conversational class. Students can practice their English with other English-learners and their dedicated instructors.

  • Partnering with Stanislaus County Library

  • Weekly classes online and in-person

  • Collaborate with peers in small groups

  • Classes and required materials are free!

Citizenship Preparation Class

Individuals, who want to prepare for the citizenship test, can enroll in one of our citizenship classes.  Students can practice their English while learning about government and preparing for their test.

  • Learning Quest offers online and in-person classes in different locations throughout Stanislaus County.

  • The classes are two hours long, and they are held twice a week.

  • Classes and Textbooks are free!

Kids Club Program

Students, who are enrolled in the ESL classes, can bring their children (ages 3-12 years old) to our program while they are attending their classes.  Most of our sites provide free childcare for the parents attending our classes. Our staff not only takes care of the children but provide a curriculum that helps prepare them for school and help with their schoolwork. Following a set of weekly themes, the children work on different educational crafts while developing social skills and learning skills.

  • Run concurrently with the ESL program.

  • Only children of ESL students are eligible for this program.

  • Physical activity, lesson or class discussion, story time or book club, educational games, and homework help.

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Parent and Child Time (PACT) Class

Parents learn to support their children’s education. PACT class encourages parents and children to learn through play. Activities are designed to promote family connection and peer collaboration with other parents.

  • Classes are offered in spring and summer

  • In-person and online classes are available.

  • Parents work together with their children and participate in activities following different educational themes.

  • Classes are free!

  • All required materials are free as well!

 
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Schedule

NOW ENROLLING

Fall registration starts now
Classes offered at Modesto, Riverbank, and Newman sites

ESL Class

Tues & Thurs
6 pm - 8 pm

ONLINE Class Only
Empire Union School District

PACT Class

Fridays
9 am - 11 am

Modesto Learning Center
1032 11th St., Modesto, CA 95354

PACT Class

Fridays
1 pm - 3 pm

Modesto Learning Center
1032 11th St., Modesto, CA 95354

 
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Learn More

Call Gloria at 209-672-6582 or fill out this form to reserve your spot!

Thanks for submitting! An ESL team member will contact you as soon as possible.

 
 

Questions about the ESL program?  Contact

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Shanyn Vitti - Avila

Program Manager of Family Literacy

209-672-6653, svitti@lqslc.com

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Juliana Sargis

Lead ESL Instructor

209-672-6664, jsargis@lqslc.com

 (Arabic, Farsi, Assyrian)

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Gloria Barajas

Administrative Assistant

209-672-6582, gbarajas@lqslc.com
(Español)