It’s often been said that English is one of the most difficult languages to master. That’s why Wilson County Schools will begin offering free classes, starting next week, to help parents and citizens learn how to speak conversational English.

ESL teachers Sarah Richards, Tracy Brown, and Keri Turner will begin conducting the classes on Monday, November 7th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at West Wilson Middle School and Carroll-Oakland Elementary. The group will meet each week at the same time and location, whenever schools are in session.

This is the 3rd year the classes have been offered, thanks to a small federal grant that the district received based on the increased number of immigrant students. While not all English as a Second Language students are immigrants, we continue to see an increase in this population as well. In 2013, roughly 300 students in the Wilson County school system were enrolled in districts ESL classes. Today, that number has exceeded 500. While the course is designed to help parents communicate better with their children, anyone in the community is welcome to attend.

To register for the class, simply fill out the attached application and submit it to the ESL teacher of your child’s school or email the application to For your convenience, a Spanish version of the application is included.

ESL Adult Class Application – English

ESL Adult Class Application – Spanish