English as a Second Language

  • ESL Classes at San Mateo Adult School

    • SMAS ESL classes teach English vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, writing, and tech skills.
    • All ESL classes at San Mateo Adult School are free!




    Advice and Information for ESL Students


    Location and Hours

    There are two locations for ESL classes at San Mateo Adult School.   Most classes are at the Main Campus on Poplar Avenue.

    • Main Campus ESL Classes: 
      • 789 East Poplar Ave, San Mateo, 94401 (between Delaware and Humboldt, next to San Mateo High School)
      • 8:45 am to 12 pm, Monday through Friday:  ESL Classes, all levels
      • Lunch Break: 12 to 12:30 pm
      • 12:30 to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday:  ESL Conversation, Reading, Writing, etc.
      • 6:25 pm to 9:35 pm, Monday through Thursday:  ESL Classes, all levels
    • San Bruno Location 
      • Beginning and Intermediate level ESL
      • First Baptist Church, 1005 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno
      • 8:45 am to 12 pm
      • Come to class and the teacher will register you.



Summer Semester: April 23 to July 19

San Mateo Adult School Students in front of the SMART Center