English Language Learners

College & Career Readiness

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

ESL classes are for adult English language learners who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in English.

In addition to regular instruction, we offer afternoon mini-classes on special topics and a computer lab for your use when classes are not in session. We also provide information on citizenship, civics, and getting your native language transcripts evaluated.

We aim to foster a sense of community among the English Language Learners in our program. We will advise you on your progress and when you are ready to move on, we will help you find educational opportunities beyond the College and Career Readiness Program.


All of our ESL classes are free.

Class Levels

– Beginner
– Intermediate
– Advanced

Class Types

– Face-to-face
– Online
– Blended


We offer classes at many locations in Cumberland County, including FTCC’s Fayetteville Campus and Fort Bragg.


Would you like to join the Center for English Language Learners (CELL) community?


1. Choose a Day & Time


1:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Registration
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Orientation
2:00 – 4:15 p.m. – Testing
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Orientation


8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Registration
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Orientation
9:00 – 11:15 a.m. – Testing
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Orientation


5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Registration
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Testing

Special Notes

If you cannot come to one of our regular testing times, please call 910-678-8461 to make an appointment.

Children are not allowed to be with you while you register, take orientation, or take your placement test.

If you are 16 or 17, your parent or guardian must sign a special permission form for you to come to our classes. Call us for more information.

2. Register for a Class

Records & Registration Office:
Neill A. Currie Center for Continuing Education
2201 Hull Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28303

– Bring a Picture ID that shows your date of birth.
– If you have a social security card, bring it with you.
– Fill out the registration forms.

3. Attend Orientation

The short orientation includes information about our face-to-face and online learning classes so that you can make an informed choice about your educational opportunities.

You will also learn about FTCC College and Career Readiness guidelines and meet teachers and staff members who can help you meet your goals.

4. Take the Placement Test

After your orientation, you will take a placement test to determine the best class level for you. Don’t worry! The purpose is to find out what you already know and where you need to improve.

5. Receive Your Class Assignment

After your placement test, you will be assigned to an appropriate class level and you will be given you class schedule. If possible, you will also meet your teacher.