Students from all over the world learn language skills through speaking, listening, reading, and writing in our English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.  The Adult Learning Center welcomes all students who want to learn English.  Please enjoy the Welcoming Video our students created to welcome new students to the school.

Note: For the 2021-2022 school year, we will offer both online and in-person classes.

How to Register

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is currently open.

Step 1:  Click here to register for ESL class.  If you cannot complete the online form, call or text the Adult Education Counselor (Samba) at 603-689-3539 for help.  Students who register by the end of the day on December 20, 2021 will start class in January 2022 (after completing the registration process).  Students who register after that date will start class in March 2022.

Step 2: You will be contacted by a staff member to complete the registration process.  Depending on the time of year, this may take up to 1 week.

Step 3: You will take a placement test in speaking and reading.  This helps us to understand your current level and place you in the best class.  

Step 4: You will receive your class placement information after you complete the test.

Step 5: Your teacher will contact you during the week prior to your class start date.

Who We Serve

We serve all adult students whose first language is not English.  Classes are for all levels, from new immigrants with limited English skills to students preparing for work or college.  All students must:

  • Be 18 or older,
  • Not currently be enrolled in high school, and
  • Live or work in New Hampshire.

Program Highlights

What We Offer


Classes are free.  Books will be provided to students who attend at least 12 hours of class.


For more information, call Enrollment Coordinator Anya Vandiver at: 
603-921-9590, or email registration@nashuaalc.org.

Or call the Director of Adult Education, Lauren Osowski at:
603-882-9080 x2206, or email losowski@nashuaalc.org.

More information is also available at the NH State website: