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).

February 1 – May 13
Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2:30pm
Saturdays, 10:30 – 12:30pm
Richardson Public Library, Basement Training Room

You can attend either or both days. No registration is required. New students are welcome to attend at any time throughout the semester. 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. Ten leveled classes are offered over a 15-week period.

Two-hour classes are held twice a week during 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.


Spring 2017 registration is closed. Fall 2017 registration dates will be posted in June.


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 at participating schools.

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