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Learn English

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!


  • 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

  • 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

Downey Adult School – Main Office

(562) 940-6200
12340 Woodruff Avenue
Downey, CA 90241

How to Register for Classes

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

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:3am – 7:00pm

7:30am – 4:00pm

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.