ESL and Citizenship REGISTRATION – September 9, 2023

Registration for the current (January to May 2023) semester is closed and classes are full.

Registration for the Fall 2023 semester of our ESL and Citizenship classes begins on Saturday, September 9th, 2023 on the Grace Community Church campus (address below).

ALL registration and testing are done in person only.  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. Students should attend both nights of the week.
  • 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 the following 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

Registration and all Classes meet 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 exam and for the oral questions and interview process. Students wishing to attend this course must complete an entrance test at Level 3 or higher. Because this is an advanced speaking, reading, and listening class, students wishing to attend this course must complete a separate Citizenship class test to determine eligibility.

Our Students

Students come from many countries, including Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, D.R. Congo, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, South Korea, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

These represent at least thirteen 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!