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Vocational ESOL Classes

Our Classes

Vocational ESOL classes are perfect for students who know which particular career field they want to go into. Students should have a high intermediate or low advanced ability with the English language and want or need to improve to access other Montgomery College opportunities. Our Vocational ESOL classes teach industry-specific vocabulary and norms.

Our Vocational ESOL classes prepare students to either get ready for work in the job field and/or join our MI-BEST Certificate program in that field. At the end of each Vocational ESOL course, students will have in-depth knowledge about the job area and be ready for next steps with Montgomery College’s other college credit courses or MI-BEST certificate programs (such as: Apartment Leasing, Phlebotomy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Training, CNA, and Apartment Maintenance) and potential employers.

Interested in these programs?

Learn More: WorkPlus! Class Information Form

Fill out this form to receive information about upcoming courses and updates to orientation and registration dates.

Requirements for Vocational ESOL Classes

You must take an in-person CASAS test to be placed in any class (online or in-person classes).

  • You must live in Maryland to take these classes.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to take these classes.
  • You must have Intermediate level English or higher
  • All Vocational ESOL classes are free for eligible students
  • Students with F1 or J1 visa cannot take classes in this program. Contact ESL-Rockville@montgomerycollege.edu, if you have a F1 or J1 visa and want to take ESOL classes.

Spring 2023 Vocational ESOL Courses

All Vocational classes are online via Zoom
Vocational ESOL for Healthcare, female in scrubs
ESOL for Healthcare

Printable ESOL for Healthcare Flyer  (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

Vocational ESOL for Healthcare, a woman on the phone
ESOL for Customer Service

Printable ESOL for Customer Service flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

Vocational ESOL Bridge to TEchnology, student at a computer
ESOL Bridge to Technology

Printable ESOL Bridge to Technology Flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

Vocational ESOL for Building Trades, a man in a hard hat
ESOL for Building Trades

Printable ESOL for Building Trades (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  

Career in Education
ESOL for Careers in Education 

Printable ESOL for Careers in Education Flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

 
male student learning to be an auto mechanic
ESOL Bridge to Auto Trades
Printable ESOL Bridge to Auto Trades Flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
Spring 2023 Vocational ESOL Classes Application Instructions

We no longer offer online applications. To apply for these classes, you must go in-person to one of the locations below. You will need to return to the same location for testing in January 2023.

  1. Choose the class you want to take.
  2.  Choose any location to apply in person.
  3. Go to the location on the application date listed.
  4. After you apply in person, you will be assigned a time and date to return to take the CASAS placement test in January 2023.
  5.  If you are attending a Fall 2022 class, you must talk to your teacher about how to apply.
Application Locations, Dates and Times

Apply in-person for Vocational ESOL classes at one of the locations below. You will need to return to the same location in January 2023 for testing.

Location and times for Vocational ESOL classes
Location Dates  Times
  • Rockville Campus
  • Building: Mannakee
  • Room:  MK 103

Address

Monday, December 12, 2022

Choose One:

  •  7:00 a.m
  • or
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • or
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • Takoma Park / Silver Spring Campus
  • Building: Cafritz Arts Center
  • Room: CF 230

Address: 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

 Choose one:

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • or
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • Gilchrist Immigration Resource Center
  • Building: Westfield South
  • Room: Suite 506

Address:

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 

Time: 9:30 a.m.

  • Gaithersburg High School
Saturday, December 10, 2022 Time: 9:00 a.m.
  • Gaithersburg High School
Saturday, December 10, 2022 Time: 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, 2022 Time: 9:00 a.m.
Monday, December 12, 2022 Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Time: 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 15, 2022 Time: 6:30 p.m.