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ESL Classes at RACE


 English as a Second Language

Many People, One World Study English at RACE. Learn English speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and pronunciation skills. Also, understand idioms, practice your conversation skills, or study to be a U.S. citizen. Trained and certified teachers use up-to-date materials, teaching, and active learning methods to teach English in a friendly atmosphere. Some classes use Internet language learning software and other computer programs to enhance individual language development. Learn while having fun and meeting new friends.



ESL Registration:

1st Semester ESL Classes Walk-In*



Please Arrive at 9:00 am or 6:00 pm

Tuesday, August 29th

Wednesday, August 30th

Thursday, August 31st

Plan to be here for 2 hours


 You will need to bring to registration:

• $60 non-refundable assessment fee per class (cash or check)

• Bring proof of birth (e.g., driver’s license, passport, Visa, or birth certificate)

Plan to spend 2 hours for registration and testing for these free classes.

No children at registration, please.

Spaces are limited.

Tuesday - Thursday CLASSES BEGIN: September 5th,2017

Monday - Wednesday CLASSES BEGIN: September 6th, 2017

Please call for more information

Classes are 14 weeks long


RACE ESL Pride In Excellence 2017

In the spring of this year, the Michigan Talent Investment Agency Department of Talent & Economic Development asked our ESL teachers: Nina Ahmady and Harmanjit Kaur to present at the Michigan Adult Education and Training Conference (MAETC), held this year at the Westin Cadillac Hotel in Dteroit Michigan.

ESL Presentation 2017a


ESL Presentation 2017b



This presentation focused on the program management systems which contributed to the RACE ESL program exceeding 5 out of 6 ESL performance benchmarks in the 2015-16 school year. Topics covered in this presentation included: the RACE ESL mission statement, curriculum development and resources, staffing, scheduling, assessment, climate & culture, future goals and challenges in meeting WIOA requirements, and a “sharing out” of other ideas from attendees.  We thank the State and MAETC for recognizing our success and the talents of these two ESL instructors.  Grat Job Ladies!



March 2017



Jlenia Dariol


Jlenia has been a dedicated and loyal to her studies in the ESL program.  She continues to be hardworking as she is enrolled in another semester at RACE. She has regular attendance and practices her English with other students in the class. She shows interest in whatever work she is given and continous improvement.  Graet Job, Jlenia!


End of the Month Potluck-January

Students and staff come togethr to celebrate a successful month of ESL attendance and curriculum delivery with a pot luck lunch and fun English language games.  The homemade food consists of recipies from around the world and the climate of collaboration and comrodery make this event one not to miss.  A big thanks goes out to our students and teachers who make this event possible.











Avondale Meadows School

1435 West Auburn Rd.

Rochester Hills, MI  48309



Meadows is on the south side of West Auburn between Crooks and Livernois


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Course Information

Classes will meet two days a week with two different sessions offered:

Mondays and Wednesdays

9am - 12:15pm OR 6pm - 9:15pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays

9am - 12:15pm OR 6pm - 9:15 pm

Classes will run from September to December 2016


January to May 2017

Please be prepared to attend all sessions.

ESL High Advanced- Tuition Based Classes 

Cost:$150 per course (12 weeks in length)

Classes begin Tuesday, January 31st

The following courses will be offered for those student who qualify as ESL Highly Advanced, based on the CASAS pre-test taken at registration.  These classes are provided to those students who require advanced training in the use of the English langauge for business and leisure activities.  Many of our ESL students qualify for these classes every semester and we hope you enjoy them as much as they do.

Advanced Conversation 

Classes are: Tuesday, 12:30 -2:30 pm


Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

*Please come to the Main Office to Register for Advanced Tuition Classes*