English as a Second Language Classes

Welcome to the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program with Adult Education at Southern Union State Community College

We are excited about helping our international community to learn the English language and American culture. Along with the ESL (English as a Second Language) classes, we also offer English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses. These include English for Business & Career and Citizenship Interview Training. Our Family Literacy program provides opportunities for English speakers of other languages (ESOL) to earn certificates in Northstar Digital Literacy, First Aid/CPR, and CNA.

It is our goal to create a safe and welcoming environment for our international students and help them pursue their career and succeed in their professional growth. We believe in validating the unique cultural background of every individual and opening opportunities for him/her to integrate into the local community and contribute to the well-being of our society. It is our mission to equip our students with the life skills they need for a productive and meaningful future.

ESL Course Enrollment

Our online enrollment form is available below. Enjoy the flexibility of studying at our live level-based classes from the classroom or any electronic device.
To be eligible for enrollment please email one of the following forms of ID to cmiracle@suscc.edu. Please note that 16 & 17 year old students have additional documentation that is required and a staff member will contact you for details.
  • Alabama Driver’s License
  • Alabama Non-Driver’s ID
  • Alabama Photo Voter ID Card
  • Alabama Employer Issued ID Card (verification of employment from an Alabama employer, such as a paycheck stub or written verification letter, may also suffice)
  • Employee Photo ID from any level of government within the state of Alabama (state, county, municipality, board, or other entity of the state)
  • Student Photo ID from a public or private college, university, or high school within the state of Alabama
  • Photo ID Card issued by Alabama Department of Corrections (DOC)
  • Referral by a Career Center (for our programs in border counties only)


Class Times

ESL Classes on Southern Union Opelika Campus

Day Classes:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday           

  • 9:00-11:00 A.M.
  • 12:00-2:00 P.M.

Evening Classes:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

  • 6:00-8:00 P.M.

ESL Classes on Southern Union Valley Campus

Monday and Wednesday

  • 6:00-8:00 P.M EST.


ESL contacts for course sign up, questions, and inquires: 

  • Greg Helms: ghelms@suscc.edu
  • CarolAnn Miracle: cmiracle@suscc.edu
  • Office: 334-745-6437, ext 5413