John Adams Center offers FREE non-credit ESL classes for beginning and intermediate level students. Classes will continue remotely on Zoom video for Spring 2021, starting on January 19.

Register for non-credit ESL classes

View video introduction to the teachers at John Adams Center for Spring 2021

Watch video by ESL students

Limited In-Person Registration for CCSF Noncredit Classes!
¡Anuncio de registración limitada en persona para cursos sin crédito de CCSF!
三藩市市立大學限時開放非學分註冊部 !

ENGLISH     |     CHINESE     |     SPANISH


The Noncredit ESL classes below do not meet in a classroom. There are no Zoom meetings. The schedule is flexible. You study at your own time, when it is convenient for you. Please click on the link below, choose your level and email the teacher for registration and class information.

ENGLISH     |     CHINESE     |     SPANISH     |     VIETNAMESE

Essential Services for Students:

Chromebook Loan Program

Health Center Virtual Counter

All Student Services

A S Bookloan Program
Students can borrow their textbooks completely free of charge for the whole semester. Visit OneSearch on the Library's main webpage and type "A S Bookloan Program."

Take Credit and Noncredit Classes at the John Adams Center

The John Adams Center, at Masonic and Hayes, is housed in the beautiful, historic, and modernized, Lowell school building, right in the middle of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. The John Adams Center offers both credit and noncredit classes in a variety of disciplines.

Our English as a Second Language (ESL) classes serve hundreds of city residents to rapidly improve English skills. Business courses are offered to enhance keyboarding, computer, accounting, or office technology skills. The John Adams Center also offers many of the college's Health Technology programs, including Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN), Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, Electrocardiography, Medical Billing, and many other certificate programs in the health fields.

Find a Class at John Adams

Classes/Programs at John Adams Center

  • January 2021 Event Calendar
  • February 2021 Event Calendar
  • March 2021 Event Calendar

Getting to the John Adams Center


1860 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA  94117


Parking is available in the large parking lot located at the corner of Hayes and Masonic. Entrance to the lot is on Hayes Street.

Public Transit

  • #43 Masonic to Hayes/Masonic
  • #21 Hayes to Hayes/Masonic
  • #5 Fulton to Fulton/Masonic