English as a Second Language [ESL]

General Information

The Warren Woods English As A Second Language (ESL) program teaches English language learners how to read, write, speak, and listen. Conversational skills are practiced, as well as basic computer instruction and citizenship. Students of all languages are welcome.

Classes are open to students who meet the following criteria:

  • age 18 or older as of September 1, 2023,
  • not currently enrolled in a K12 school, and
  • resident of Macomb County 

2023-24 ESL Class Information


School Year Classes began September 11, 2023.
The last day to register for in-person classes is January 3, 2024.
The last day to register for online classes is January 31, 2024.
All testing must be completed and fees paid prior to starting classes.

Morning (AM) classes are from either 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
     In-person -  Monday and Wednesday (6 hrs/week)
     Online - Tuesday and Thursday (6 hrs/week)

Evening (PM) classes are from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Online only, Either Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday, depending on level. (6 hrs/week)

Online classes will be held using Zoom. Students will be provided all necessary links to the Zoom class upon completion of registration.

In-person classes meet at Warren Woods Adult & Community Education, 12900 Frazho Road, Warren, MI, 48089.


Please visit the Registration page for information on all Adult Education registration.


All new students must take a CASAS placement test in both reading and listening before attending classes. Once the registrant completes the registration form, including all required documents, and pays the registration fee, a link to schedule the test will be emailed within a few business days. If you have not received the email within a week, check your spam folder.

Students should allow 2 - 3 hours for an exam. Exams will only be offered in person. Test takers must be able to use a computer with a mouse. For those who are uncomfortable using a mouse, a limited number of touchscreen computers are available for testing, but there is no guarantee that the test taker will be able to use one of these computers. If this is necessary, please alert the test proctor. If the number of test takers requiring touchscreens exceeds the number available, some test takers may be required to reschedule.

Please do not bring children to the test. If you do so, you will be denied entry and be required to reschedule. Family members and friends may not be in the testing room while the test is in session.

If you have symptoms of Covid or have tested positive, please click "reschedule" at the bottom of your confirmation email to select another test date.