English as a Second Language (ESL)

You can take classes with CNM's ESL (English as a Second Language) program if you are a non-native speaker of English. The program serves students from all over the world.

We offer leveled classes (Beginning, Low/High Intermediate, and Advanced) as well as multi-level classes.

Summer classes are now closed.

ESL Orientation

Our Fall Session B classes will start on Monday, October 31, 2022. Please check back at a later date to sign up for an orientation.

Spanish GED Orientation

Our Fall Session B classes will start on Monday, October 31, 2022. Please check back at a later date to sign up for an orientation.

  • You can choose one leveled class (350, 450, 550, 650) that matches your test score
    OR
  • You can select one multi-leveled class

For detailed course descriptions, please see the ESL section of the course catalog. If your CASAS ESL placement test score is 236 or above you can take the CASAS Reading and Math GOALS tests and register for HSE preparation classes, or take the Accuplacer test in the Assessment Center and register for college-level classes for ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages).

For information on days, times, and campus class offerings, please see our ESL Class Schedule or email us at sageabestaff@cnm.edu for more information.

** Bright Space está ofreciendo seminarios para aprender sobre la plataforma en español. Puede seguir este enlace para obtener más información.


Career Pathways

Nursing Assistant

Central New Mexico Community College offers a certificate program for Adult Basic Education (ABE) students who wish to prepare for working in health care. The program is open to speakers of any language. Instruction is in English. The program is open to qualified Advanced ESL students with test scores 221 (Advanced) or above. Ability to work legally in the U.S. depends on immigration & visa status. Visit USCIS.gov for more information.

Note: All students interested in this program MUST attend an orientation before registering.

For more information contact the Adult Basic Education Achievement Coach at (505) 224-4270 or email the ABE Staff.

Spanish Bilingual

If you are interested in CNM's Spanish bilingual program in Early Childhood Multicultural Education, contact Emily Zamudio at ezamudio@cnm.edu or call (505) 224-4000 ext. 54134. The program is open to ESL students with test scores of 181-235. 

A student can register for classes after an orientation has been completed and the ESL placement test has been taken. We offer leveled classes and multi-level classes. Classes are are offered in person and online.


Tutoring

ESL Conversation Group

We offer ESL conversation groups for anyone wanting to improve their English speaking! 

Please contact the The Learning and Computer Center (TLCc) for more information.

Individual Tutoring

Individual tutoring is available for current ABE students. Please contact the The Learning and Computer Center (TLCc) for more information and to schedule an appointment with a tutor.

Long Term Tutoring

The Adult Literacy Movement of Albuquerque (ALMA) offers long-term (6 months to 1 year) individual tutoring for ABE students needing a tutor for longer than a semester. You will be matched with a volunteer tutor from the community. Keep in mind that finding a tutor match can take one to two months.

Contact KC McKillip, ALMA Tutor Coordinator, for more information.

(505) 224-4000 ext. 53085