ESL Entrance Requirements (Spanish: Requisitos de Admisión)

ESL Fall classes will begin October 1, 2018 (Spanish: Las clases de la primavera comenzarán el 22 de enero de 2018).

Must be 16 years of age or older. Students 16 or 17 years old must complete a Forsyth Tech Minor Release Form. (Spanish: Sólo personas de 16 años o más. Personas de 16 y17 años deben llenar el formulario “Forsyth Tech Minor Release Form”).

Minor Release Form – GED/AHS PDF icon: Requires a notarized signature of parent or guardian.   (Spanish: Formulario requiere la firma de un padre o representante legal).

All new students must attend a ONE-DAY 3-HOUR placement test/orientation session to join ESL classes (Spanish: Para comenzar las clases de inglés todos los estudiantes nuevos deben asistir a dos días de orientación obligatoria de dos horas cada una.).


ESL Orientations

Sessions are held at 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  • Thursday, September 27, 2018

General Information (Spanish: Infirmación General)

  • Bring a picture ID with your name and address (Spanish: Traiga identificación con foto)
  • No appointment is necessary (Spanish: No se necesita hacer cita)
  • Please no children (Spanish: No se permiten niños)

At the Orientation session, students will do the following:

  1. complete registration forms
  2. take a placement test to find the best level for them
  3. learn important information about the college, such as class locations, student resources, parking policies, emergencies, and meet the ESL staff

Please allow three hours for Orientation.


ESL Classes

Time and Dates: classes are held Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, 12:30-2:30 pm (elective courses: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday), and 6:00- 9:00 pm. Saturday morning classes are also available from 9am-12:00pm.

Locations: Classes are held on campus at the West Campus and the Transportation Center and off-campus at Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem and Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kernersville.

Levels: Classes are offered at six levels from low-beginner level 1 to advanced level 6.

Other Classes Offered:

  • Citizenship:this class prepares to undertake the process to become an American citizen. Classes cover all portions of the exam including civics, reading, and writing.
  • TOEFL Preparation Class: This class focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as strategies for test taking.

We have a pre-registration list for January, 2019. If you are interested in taking a Citizenship class or a TOEFL Preparation class, please email us at or call 336.734.7984. There will be tuition for TOEFL courses.


For more information call 336.734.7984 or (Spanish: Para más información llame al 336.734.7984 or