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Learning a second language can be an essential part of everyday life. At South Texas College all the tools you need to learn English are at your disposal with our ESL classes. This language program provides students with all the components of learning a new language, from basic pronunciation to advanced writing and workplace communication. Multiple learning levels are available, so waste no time and get started by contacting STC today.

Placement Exam

We recommend students take a placement exam before registering to determine their appropriate level. The exam is administered:

Pecan Plaza (McAllen)
  • Tuesday mornings at 10 am
  • Evening placement tests are every second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm
Starr Campus (Rio Grande City)
  • Tuesday morning at 9 am

Register for Placement Exam

Once you are on our booking site select "ESL Placement Test" and choose the date you would like to take the exam. Fill out the rest of the form (including your name, email, and telephone number) and press the "Book" button. You will receive a notification via text or email to verify your reservation.

ESL Class Registration

Course List

Course CRN Date Location Cost Register
Intermediate I 70153 Jun 13 - Jul 08, 2024 Pecan Plaza TBA $280 Register
Intermediate III 70148 Jun 03 - Jul 09, 2024 Pecan Plaza 1-705 $280 Register
Advanced II 70154 Jun 24 - Jul 29, 2024 Pecan Plaza 1-805 $280 Register
Hi Advanced I 70150 Jun 10 - Jul 22, 2024 Pecan Plaza 1-705 $280 Register
Hi Advanced I 70152 Jun 17 - Jul 23, 2024 Pecan Plaza 1-904 $280 Register
Passages I 70149 Jun 10 - Jul 15, 2024 Pecan Plaza 1-804 $280 Register
Passages I 70151 Jun 17 - Jul 23, 2024 Pecan Plaza 1-805 $280 Register

ESL Industry Based Online Courses

Course List

Course CRN Date Location Cost Register
Allied Healthcare: Phlebotomy - Online $35 Register
Allied Healthcare: Introduction to Healthcare - Online $35 Register
U.S. Citizenship: Preparing for the Civics Test - Online $35 Register
English for a Commercial Driver's License - Online $35 Register
English for Food Handling - Online $35 Register
English for Customer Service - Online $35 Register
English for Entrepreneurship - Online $35 Register
English for Manufacturing - Online $35 Register
Introduction to Welding - Online $35 Register
TOEFL Preparation - Online $35 Register

Why Choose STC?

With over 20 years in helping people find new careers or learn new career skills, you can rest assured that your future is in good hands with South Texas College’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

Financial Support Available

Many of our students are eligible for the Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG). This grant supports students (including residents, nonresidents and foreign students) who demonstrate a financial need. Learn More.

  • Avoid long-term debt by making the affordable choice.

  • High quality instruction with expert staff.

  • Online and in-person classes available.

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