Whether you want to get a job, get a promotion, go to college, prepare for the citizenship interview, or just communicate better with your neighbors and friends, improving your English skills is an important way to achieve your goals. We have English classes in the morning, afternoon, and evening, for all levels from beginning to advanced. Enrollment is open all year, but space is limited. Don’t wait any longer!

Mejorar sus habilidades de inglés es un medio importante para alcanzar sus metas. Tenemos clases de inglés por la mañana, tarde y noche, para todos los niveles desde principiantes hasta avanzados. ¡La inscripción está abierta todo el año, pero el espacio es limitado!

Learn…

  • Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
  • Life skills, Everyday English for Real-life Needs,
  • English to Communicate in the Community
  • Civics
  • Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Idioms
  • Conversation, Grammar,
  • Current Events, Daily News
  • American Culture through Movies
  • English for the Workplace
  • English in the Language Lab
  • ESL Online and Distance Learning
  • Citizenship Preparation
  • English with Technology

Learn English to…

  • Improve your life
  • Help your family
  • Help your children with homework
  • Find a job or improve employment
  • Become a Citizen
  • Participate in your community
  • Learn a Career
  • Go to College
  • Meet New Friends

Our Classes are free ($89 Materials Fee)

  • *Free Parking
  • *Safe and Clean campuses
  • *Friendly Teachers
  • *Technology-equipped Classrooms
  • *Near Freeways and Bus lines
  • *Enroll anytime

Registration & Class Locations

Must register in person

ESL materials fee $89 – Cash, Check or Credit Card

Downey Adult School – Main Office

(562) 940-6200

12340 Woodruff Avenue
Downey, CA 90241

Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

How to Register for Classes

  1. Register in person (Open enrollment during semester)
  2. No mail-in or online registrations accepted

ESL Department Instructors and Staff

Scott Alexander received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Long Beach.  He received his teaching credential from Los Angeles County Office of Education in 2013.  He is also an instructor in the GED/High School Diploma program here at DAS helping students improve their reading and writing skills to prepare them for their future careers.

Claudia Escalera received a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Studies – Vocational Education from California State University, Long Beach.  She received her teaching credential from Los Angeles County Office of Education in 2005.  Claudia has worked in adult education for over 16 years.

Sergio Alvarez received his Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles.  He received his adult education credential from the Los Angeles County Office of Education in 2016.  He also received a post-baccalaureate certificate and license in Communication Sciences and Disorders from chapman University.  He utilizes his multilingual skills to aid students of all language backgrounds succeed in acquiring English.

Alondra Island-Chavez, M.S. is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara and Pepperdine University.  She has been in education for 18 years.  She has a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.  Alondra enjoys assigning group projects and using various strategies to make learning English a pleasant experience.

Julie Lau received her Bachelor of Arts in Education and Spanish from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.  She has an ESL Adult Education Designated Subjects Credential from California State University, Long Beach.  She has been teaching ESL for over 17 years at all levels.

About Us

The Downey Adult School Career and Education Center, an institution of higher education, provides high-quality, relevant, and accessible programs for adults in a variety of areas.
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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 5 pm

Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm