Adult Education Programs

Adult Education offers additional course options for adults.  The courses are selected based on needs demonstrated by a comprehensive survey.  A special schedule of classes serves the Inmate Education program at the Colusa County jail.  The Community Based English Tutoring (CBET) provides supplemental instruction for developing language fluency for parents and community members who do not speak English.


Colusa County Office of Education
ESL (English as a Second Language) and

US Citizenship Test Preparation

Evening classes are held on Monday through Thursday

(Citizenship/ESL), 6pm-9pm, in the Education Village, Room C-1.

Address: 499 Marguerite St., Room C-1, Williams.

Pre-enrollment is not required, you may sign up on the night of your first class. These classes are offered free of charge.

For class information, contact:

Angelica Velazquez, Teacher’s Assistant (530) 473-3387, Dora Maldonado  530-473-1350 ext. 10375 or

Toni Rangel, Administrative Assistant, Support Services 530-473-1350, ext. 10301

English as a Second Language/Civics/Citizenship

This course of instruction is designed to help individuals of limited English proficiency achieve competence in the English language.  The design and delivery of instruction integrate civics education content with ESL instruction as well as a separate civics participation program.  The citizenship portion of this course focuses on literacy skills and utilizes English as a Second Language methodologies as well as other citizenship materials to prepare students to take and pass the USCIS exams. 

Adult Education Inmate Program

This program offers education and vocational training for adult inmates in correctional facilities.   The instruction provided includes: English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), Life Skills, Math and General Educational Development (GED). 

Adult Education Staff

Dora Maldonado-ESL/Citizenship Instructor

Educational Village - Marguerite Road, Williams, CA

Lorraine McBurney -Inmate Education Instructor

Colusa County Jail


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