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!

New! Our online enrollment form is now available.  Enjoy the flexibility of studying at our live level-based classes from any electronic device!

Please, follow the link and fill out the form: https://aed.cc.al.us/AAESAPWeb/Pages/Public/InsertPublicEnrollment.aspx?PID=98

To be eligible for enrollment please email one of the following forms of ID to rfields@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)

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
Begins August 24, 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- Day
            9:00-11:00 A.M.
           12:00-2:00 P.M.

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

English for Special Pupsoses (ESP) COURSES

Southern Union Opelika Campus, TB1, Room 8


Medical Terminology Certification Course

  • Completion Certificate after 36 hour course. 
  • Call Larissa Benz at 334-745-6437, ext 5342 for more information. 


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