Free English Classes and U.S. Citizenship Preparation

Learn English and/or get ready for the U.S. citizenship test. Improve your English speaking and writing skills at NOCE. We offer free English as a second language (ESL) classes for adults, age 18 and older. 

A 2019 ESL class group photo.

ESL Program Important Information 

You can take day or evening classes at NOCE Centers in Anaheim, Cypress, and Fullerton. Or go to one of more than 30 community locations like churches, elementary schools, and community centers that host classes.*

*For 2020 Fall Semester: all ESL Program classes are being offered online. NOCE also offers special classes to assist you in reaching your goals: 

Why Learn English? 

Get a Better Job and Earn More Money – Increase your job opportunities as a bilingual speaker and earn more for your family. 
Earn a Degree – Get your high school diploma, career certificate, or college degree as a fluent English speaker. 
Make New Friends – Expand your social network. Speak in English with your children and their teachers. Communicate with your doctors and co-workers. Fit in with your new friends! 
Achieve Your Goals – Learning English takes dedication and determination. Achieve your goals and enjoy new opportunities.
Use Technology – We will help you learn English through technology. Learn how to get an e-mail or type your resume and search for jobs online.  
A headshot photo of Elsa Osgood
I moved to the U.S. from Peru with my three children. I worked around the clock, taking care of my family, working, going to nursing school, and learning English at NOCE. My hard work paid off – I became fluent in English and a Certified Nursing Assistant. Now, I’m studying to become a pharmacist! Elsa Osgood
ESL Program Graduate