English Language Classes

Miami Valley Career Technology Center’s Aspire program offers free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at different locations around Montgomery, Greene, and Preble counties. Students will learn the following skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Classes are offered in-person and online.

Class options include beginning to advanced levels, College & Career Prep for Professionals, Culinary Food Handler, English for Healthcare, GED preparation, and Culinary Supervisor.

The Aspire program also offers free workplace education and adult readiness classes to individuals with or without a high school diploma. Services available: foundational math, reading, and writing skills; Adult Secondary Education/High School Equivalency preparation (GED/HiSET); transition services that help students develop essential skills for employment, college or trade school; life skills, employability skills, and computer literacy; workplace education services that are offered in collaboration with an employer to increase the productivity of the workforce; and, distance education classes that enhance learning using technology.

For more information on ESOL classes or to ask questions, call (937) 461-3332 or email aspire@mvctc.com.

Explore all of the Dayton area’s ESOL resources in this interactive map and listing, or download a list here:

Other English Language Resources:
1. Mango (Dayton Metro Library’s computer database of languages)
Click here for more info on how to access Mango Languages

2. Sinclair College – International Education Office: English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs. Contact Paul Carbonaro at paul.carbonaro@sinclair.edu.

3. Wright State University’s LEAP Intensive English Program

4. Talk Tables – Dayton Metro Library program (various locations, times)