The SED Center Adult Program provides classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), GED preparation, US Citizenship Exam preparation, and computer training to hundreds of immigrants, mostly Latino, in the D.C. metropolitan area. SED offers 3 sessions a year. ESOL classes are provided in 10 week sessions. GED in Spanish is offered in 9-week sessions and computer training is offered in 8-week sessions. Students choose between weekday, weeknight and weekend classes taught by experienced instructors.
For more information about enrollment, please view our Class Schedule/Horario de Clases page or call our office at 202-722-4404.
The Adult Program is currently hiring ESOL teachers. Click here to learn more.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Our ESOL classes are offered as 10-week sessions three times a year. We offer 5 different levels of classes totaling 600 hours of study (120 hours per level). Our ESOL classes focus on teaching students one skill at a time: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Each student receives a textbook, workbook, and additional study materials produced in-house.
The SED Center is the only nonprofit provider of ESOL classes in the District that has an in-house 13-hour training for all teachers and a 6-hour student orientation that includes an introduction to the classes and a thorough system for placing students in the correct level. All students are required to take the CASAS assessment test in order to advance to the next level. Students choose between weekday, weeknight and weekend classes taught by experienced instructors.
GED Preparation and Computer Training
Our GED preparation is offered as a 3-level course that helps students prepare to take the DC GED exam successfully.
Our computer skills program provides skill-based classes and allows learners to advance from keyboarding to word-processing to basic digital-imaging in one year.
Monday through Friday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4110 Kansas Ave. NW