Evening Study Center

Evening Study Center logo of two hands holding the worldOur Evening Study Center offers educational classes for parents that want to improve their English skills. The goal of the Evening Study Center is to support parents in communicating in English, so that they can be more involved in their child's education. We offer four levels of English taught by certified Garland ISD  teachers.

Our study center can also support family members of English learners who want to earn a high school diploma equivalency and better career opportunities. Through our partnership with Dallas County Community College Eastfield, families can work with us to prepare for the Spanish GED test.  We also offer an L-Civics class to parents or guardians of English learners who plan to apply for naturalization (citizenship).  We will hold L-Civics classes in English, one with Spanish support and one with Vietnamese support.

Opening up a world of possibilities!

Free virtual English classes for adults

Classes will run from September 13, 2021 to March 30, 2022. Classes will be available on both Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Available classes

ClassDescription 
ESL

Non-credit English language classes designed to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Classes are taught by certified teachers and available in four levels of English.

 
Spanish GED

This class is designed to help improve job opportunities by earning a high school equivalency certification. Participants will study the four subject area tests needed to obtain a GED.

Two classes are offered from 6-8 p.m. This class is available in Spanish.

 
Citizenship Preparation: L-Civics

From U.S. Geography, U.S. History, the branches of government and U.S. law, this course prepares participants to pass their U.S. citizenship test.

Two classes are offered from 6-8 p.m. Seats are limited to 25 Spanish seats and 25 Vietnamese seats.

 


Where are the classes being held?

Following our district's protocol for safe school operations, our 2021-22 classes will be offered virtually. If permitted we will also offer face-to-face classes.

What is the fee to attend?

Classes are free. Parents only have to pay for two books.

Who can register?

All parents of Garland ISD students are welcome to register. Family members that live in the same household as a student may also register, but priority will be given to returning participants and GISD parents or legal guardians.

How do I register for classes?

Registration will be open from July 20-August 20. Applicants will need to complete their application by filling out a form that will be posted on this website.

Interested in workforce training?

We are exploring offering workforce training for parents. If you are interested, request information by filling out the workforce training information request form.

Class schedule

Classes begin on Sept. 13, 2021.

Full schedule coming soon.

Contact us

For more information about the Evening Study Centers, contact:

English Language Learners (ELL)

972-494-8994