English as a Second Language Classes

Welcome to the English Language Learner (ELL) Program with Adult Education at Southern Union State Community College!

NEW! Online enrollment for the summer semester of the English Language Learners classes has started! Enjoy the flexibility of studying at our live level-based classes from any electronic device!

Please, follow the link and fill out the form:

We will contact you within 24 hours after receiving your information.

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.

We also welcome Community Volunteers to help with our classes! Contact Larissa to get started.

Those who are interested in a Translation and Interpretation Certificate can sign up for our twelve-week course. Our experienced and committed instructors integrate the latest technology to enhance the learning process and ensure the progress of our students. 

Translation and Interpreting Certification Class
From January 27, 2020 to April 23, 2020
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 2:15 P.M. till 4:15 P.M.
Technical Building 1, 301 Lake Condy Road, Opelika

  • 12 week program
  • Simultaneous, Consecutive and Sight Interpretation
  • Translating legal and medical texts
  • Improve your English Language writing and communication skills

For more information, please contact Larissa Benz at lbenz@suscc.edu or call  334-745-6437, ext. 5342.

Class Times

  • ESL Classes on Southern Union Opelika Campus, Building TB1

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
            9:00-11:00 A.M.
           12:00-2:00 P.M.

Monday & Wednesday Evening
           6:00-8:00 P.M.

  • ESL Classes on Southern Union Valley Campus, 321 Fob James Drive

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
            9:00-11:00 A.M.  EST
           12:00-2:00 P.M.  EST

  • ESL Classes on Auburn University Campus, Haley Center Room 0015A

Tuesday and Thursday Evening
           6:00-8:00 P.M.

ESP COURSES on Southern Union Opelika Campus, TB1, Room 8

English for Citizenship Interview Classes
Monday & Wednesday
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

  • Immigration and Citizenship 

  • Getting engaged with American culture and life

  • Public policies in the U.S. 

  • Education, Healthcare and more.



Career and Business English Classes for Internationals
Tuesday & Thursday
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

  • Resume

  • Job Search

  • Interview Skills

  • Networking