English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

  • ESOL Classes

    Now enrolling for In-Person and Distance Learning classes -
    get more information below.

    ESOL classes offer adults whose native language is not English the opportunity to improve their English language skills. Speakers of all levels can receive instruction at various locations during morning, afternoon and evening hours. Classes include lessons in speaking, listening, reading, and writing to use in everyday life and work environments. Traditional classes or guided home study with tutoring are free after a one-time registration fee of $50.



    Monroe 1 BOCES has returned to In-Person ESOL classes and testing

    • In-Person classes and testing for new and current students has begun at the Plaza location in Irondequoit and Foreman Center locations. For more information please call us at 585.544.4886.
      • ESOL classes returned to in-person classes at the Plaza location in Irondequoit and Building 9 at the Foreman Center.
      • Best + - entrance assessment for our ESOL classes
      • Post-testing for current ESOL students
      • TABE - entrance assessment for our High School Equivalency classes
      • Readiness testing for High Scool Equivalency students looking to take the TASC exam

    Stage 3 - Return to In-Person Classes for ESOL

    • For more information please call us at the number below.
    • Distance learning under the current temporary COVID 19 process will continue until in-person classes resume.
    • Distance learning options will be available to interested students even after we return to in-person classes.
    • In-person testing will continue.


    We are excited to help you reach your goals.

    How do you get started?

    • Call us at 585-544-4886 to speak to our office clerk, Pat Moorehouse (or email her: Patricia_Moorehouse@boces.monroe.edu) about the steps to join the program.

    • Participate in an In-Take including Student Contract. Students would schedule an in-take appointment with the Program Manager (Arlene Meyer) via Office 365 Teams or Zoom.

    • Forms/paperwork: Students will be mailed hard copy registration forms and ISRF forms with postage paid envelopes. For tech savvy students, they will be directed to our webpage for the registration form and sent the fillable ISRF. 

    • New students will begin distance learning and may choose to continue with distance when we all come back together or they may choose to attend classes at one of our locations.

    • Tutoring sessions will also be available to sudents, weekly or twice a week, to stay connected. 

Registration Information for ESOL

Classes in Irondequoit

  • Adult Education at Tops Plaza
    999 East Ridge Road
    Rochester, NY 14621

    Daytime Classes

    • Monday–Thursday: 8:30am–11:30am 
    • Monday–Thursday: 12:00pm–3:00pm 

    Evening Classes

    • Tuesday and Thursday: 5:00pm–8:00pm

Cost and Details

    • Our classes are FREE to those who qualify!
      • There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee each academic year.
    • A strict attendance policy is enforced.
    • Please see our Policies.

Classes in Fairport

  • Monroe One BOCES
    Foreman Center - Building 9
    25 O'Connor Road
    Fairport, NY 14450

    Daytime Classes:

    • Monday–Thursday: 8:30am–12:00pm
    • Monday–Thursday: 12:30pm– 3:00pm

    Evening Classes

    • Tuesday and Thursday: 6:00pm–9:00pm

Contact Us

  • Adult Literacy