BCED English Language Services offers a variety of English as a Second Language (ESL) curricula to meet the diverse language needs of both Maryland residents and international students. Services include English language instruction for immigrants and international students seeking preparation for additional academic study; basic English language skills development for immigrants, refugees, and asylees; specialized programs for refugees and asylees; and citizenship preparation.
In addition, the department also meets the needs of the business community in terms of providing English language and basic skills development on a contractual basis. Integrated courses that combine both basic skills development and workforce training are also available. Each year, over 3,500 students enroll in ESL classes in the Baltimore area through the following BCCC English Language Services programs: