English as a Second Language


Literacy Council of Tyler English as a second language (ESL) program is currently our fastest growing program. We have morning and evening classes available at several locations and skill levels to allow students to find a class that meets their needs. In addition to their classes, many of our ESL students meet with tutors on an individual or small group basis to enhance their learning experience. We also offer interested students U.S. Citizenship classes to help prepare them for their citizenship exam. Here are some of our ESL students hard at work.


Class Schedule - 2015

LCOT has programs in several places in Tyler as well as in Mineola and Jacksonville. Class schedules and locations are listed below. This information is subject to change as our program needs and resources change so always confirm a class location or scheduled time with our staff. 


TJC West Campus GED Classes

  • Monday, Wednesday (A.M.) 8:30 until 12:00                                                         
  • Tuesday and Thursday (A.M) 8:30 until 12:00                                                       
  • Monday and Wednesday (P.M.) 6:00 until 9:00                                                    
  • Tuesday and Thursday (P.M.) 6:00 until 9:00                                                       


TJC West Campus Basic Skills Classes

  • Wednesday (A.M.) 9:00 until 11:00                                                                         
  • Wednesday (P.M.) 1:00 until 3:00                                                                        
  • Thursday (P.M.) 6:00 until 8:00                                                                            


Rose Heights Church Adult GED Class

  • Monday and Wednesday (A.M.) 8:30 until 12:00                                                   
  • Tuesday and Thursday (A.M.) 8:30 until 12:00                                                       


 Rose Heights Church ESL Classes

  • Monday and Wednesday (A.M) 9:00 until 12:30                                                    
  • Tuesday and Thursday (A.M) 9:00 until 12:30                                                        


Family Learning Center of Tyler

  •  Monday and Wednesday (A.M) 8:30 until 12:00                                                    
  •  Tuesday and Thursday (A.M) 8:30 until 12:00                                                                   


Douglas Elementary School                                                                          

  •  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (P.M.) 6:00 until 7:45                                                                


Goodwill Store on Loop 323 GED Class (limited availability)

  •  Monday through Friday (A.M.) 9:00 until 10:30                                                     


Locations outside of Tyler

  • Jacksonville GED classes               Jacksonville College                           (903) 586-6125

Times vary—instruction is provided by the Jacksonville Literacy Council—you will be contacted by the site coordinator upon referral.


  • Mineola GED or ESL classes      Sand Springs Baptist Church    (903) 569-9350 (before 3 pm) or (903) 714-7359 (between 9 am & 7 pm)  Class Times vary—you will be contacted by the site coordinator upon referral.


Distance Learning

  • Distance Learning Classes Only Time and dates vary                                                    


For more information, go to www.lcotyler.org, click on ‘Links’, select ‘For Distance Learning Students’, then click on the web link to explore our DL web page.