ESL and Citizenship REGISTRATION – September 9, 2023

We would love to be the place you find dedicated help, practice, and encouragement in your English-learning journey.

Classes are currently FULL. No new registrations at this time.

Our next ESL and Citizenship registration: January 2024

Registration is held in the Life Center building at Grace Community Church, 801 W Bardin Rd, Arlington TX 76015.

All who register will go through a short interview process to find the best level of learning for their needs.

Registration forms include contact information (name, phone, address) for communication purposes. We do not require government identification or other documents.

Anyone is welcome to become a student. ESL and Citizenship students are not required to participate in other activities of Grace Community Church. We welcome everyone!

All registration and testing activities are done in person – we do not offer online registration or testing.

For more information please contact the Director at esl@gracearlington.com.

English and Citizenship Classes

  • Regular classes are held Monday and Wednesday nights, starting at 7:00 pm and ending at 8:30 pm.
    • English-learning students – both Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Citizenship students – only Wednesdays
  • Classes are free (no cost) but students are encouraged to purchase a textbook that costs $20-25 (this is not a requirement).
  • Classes are small and emphasize four skill areas: conversation (listening/speaking), reading, writing, and grammar.
  • No childcare is provided, so please make other arrangements to care for your children. Children are not allowed in or outside of the classroom.

Program Schedule

  • Fall Session: September to early December
  • (Break: 3-4 week break for Christmas and New Year)
  • Spring Session: early January to the end of April or early May
  • (No Summer classes)

Location Information

All Classes and Registration are held on the campus of:
Grace Community Church
801 W Bardin Rd, Arlington, TX 76017

Additional Details available at GraceArlington.com/ESL

Class Levels

There are five levels of English classes and one Citizenship class offered.

  • Level 1 – for beginning students who have no experience with the English Language
  • Level 2 – for beginning students who already have knowledge of the English alphabet and numbers and have basic communication skills
  • Level 3 – for advanced beginners
  • Level 4 – a low intermediate level class for students who hope to improve their grammar and their listening and speaking skills
  • Conversation – gives students the opportunity to use and improve their English skills as they discuss a variety of topics and enjoy the informal, social atmosphere it provides. Students who want to participate in this class must test at Level 4 or higher.
  • Citizenship – a preparatory course for immigrants who are planning to apply for US citizenship. This course will help students prepare for the written exam, oral questions, and interview process. Students wishing to attend this course must
    • Complete an English as a Second Language entrance test at Level 3 or higher.
    • Complete a Citizenship class entrance test to learn whether the student is ready for the advanced speaking, reading, and listening required by this class.

Our Students

Students come from many countries, including Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, D.R. Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kurdistan (Iraq), Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico (USA), Russia, Somalia, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, United States of America, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

These represent at least twenty different languages.


Some topics students will learn about in our classes are:

  • Introducing Yourself
  • Getting Around Town
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Using English at Work
  • Health
  • How to Deal with Emergencies
  • Recreation
  • Shopping
  • Friends and Neighbors
  • Telephone Conversations
  • Finances / Money
  • Community Rules and Regulations
  • School
  • Family
  • Strategies for Smooth (Polite) Communication
  • Idioms
  • Giving Information
  • School Rules and Regulations
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • How to Agree and Disagree Politely
  • How to Interrupt Politely
  • How to Express Opinions Politely
  • And more!