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ESL Classes at RACE

English as a Second Language


Let us help you find employment; improve your employment; go to college or receive workforce trainning

Many People, One World: Study English at RACE. Learn English speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and pronunciation skills. Also, practice your conversation skills or study to be a U.S. citizen. Advanced students can recieve workforce training and employment skill development. Advanced students are encouraged to take our GED courses, or courses that lead to a High School Diploma. Students with degrees from their native country can be referred to our partners recieve employment.  Trained and certified teachers use up-to-date materials, teaching, and active learning methods to teach English in a friendly atmosphere. Classes use Internet language learning software and other computer programs to enhance individual language development. Learn while having fun and meet new friends.




*NEW* Summer ESL Tuition Classes

May 12 - June 28 (7 weeks, 28 hours)


$140 For New Students


$130 For Students Currently Enrolled


RACE is now taking Names, Phone Numbers & Emails for Course Interest!


Please call us! 248-726-5950


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



Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am


Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm



More Information Coming Soon. Final Schedule to be Determined.



ESL Registration:

2st Semester ESL Classes

Late Registration

Please Arrive at 2:00 pm

Plan to be here for 2 hours

Thursday, February 1st

Thursday, February 8th

Thursday, February 18th


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.

Monday - Wednesday CLASSES BEGIN: Januray 22nd, 2018

Tuesday - Thursday CLASSES BEGIN: January 23rd, 2018

Please call for more information

Classes are 14 weeks long


RACE ESL Pride In Excellence 2017


End of the Semester Celebration!


Students and staff gather to celebrate and honor the ESL students for completing another semester of ESL courses with awards and certificates. Following a small formal ceremony, the attendees celebrated with music and a potluck dinner created from our student's family recipes and traditional fare. Many of our students will move into the next level of ESL instruction, and we say goodbye to a handful of students who have graduated out of the program!







Citizenship Workshop 2017


In collaboration with the Rochester Hills Public Library, RACE held it's first Citizenship Workshop for all RACE English as a Second Language students. Our three ESL teachers welcomed Annette Similuk as she presented information and resources available for our immigrant students to become successful citizens of the United States of America. Good Luck to everyone who attended, and a big thank you to Annette and the Rochester Hills Public Library!




This past March, 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 Detroit 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!










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

FREE ESL - Language Classes

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 2017


January to May 2018

Please be prepared to attend all sessions.

ESL High Advanced- Tuition Based Classes 

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


Advanced Conversation

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.


*Class schedule will be determined after the registration period*

Your ESL Advisor will inform you about these classes