RALC transforms lives by providing English as a Second Language instruction to adults who live or work in Richardson or Richardson ISD area. Want to learn or improve your English?

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By learning or improving their English, students can gain better employment, help their children in school and become more involved community members. Students meet with teachers in a classroom setting at various locations in the Richardson/RISD area.

To register as a student you must:

  • Live or work in Richardson or the Richardson Independent School District (RISD) areas.
  • Commit to attending classes regularly.

English Conversation Classes

English Conversation Classes are available to those wanting to practice their speaking and listening skills (high beginners to advanced speakers).

June 7 – July 26
Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2:30pm
Richardson Public Library, Basement Training Room

No registration is required. New students are welcome to attend at any time. Adults only – childcare not available.

English as a Second Language – “ESL for Adults” Classes

“ESL for Adults” classes are semester-based English as a Second Language classes offered in the fall and spring to adults who live or work in Richardson or the Richardson ISD geographic area. This includes Richardson, Lake Highlands, parts of North Dallas and parts of Garland. Ten leveled classes are offered over a 15-week period.

Two-hour classes are held twice a week in the day and in the evening at Richardson and Lake Highlands locations.

New students take a placement test at registration to determine their English level.

There is a $25 registration fee. Books and classes are free.


Tuesday, August 15
6:00 – 8:00pm
Richardson High School (1250 W. Beltline Rd. Richardson, TX 75080)

Monday, August 21
11:00am – 1:00pm
Richardson Public Library (900 Civic Center Dr. Richardson, TX 75080)

Thursday, August 24
12:30 – 2:30pm
Audelia Road Library (10045 Audelia Rd. Dallas, TX 75238)

English as a Second Language – “ESL for Parents” Classes

“ESL for Parents” is a program offered through participating Richardson ISD schools. ESL classes, conducted at the schools, are offered to parents twice a week at their neighborhood school.

Registration is conducted in mid-September and mid-January at participating schools. Information about specific registration dates is sent home with students in August.

For more information on any of our classes, call 972-644-5119 or email