|Table 2. Number and percentage of adults who gave selected reasons for participation in English as a Second Language classes: 2004-05|
|Reasons for participation||Number of adults
|To help your children with school work||863||44|
|To get U.S. citizenship||886||45|
|To get a new job with a different employer||1,105||56|
|To help you get a raise or promotion||1,183||60|
|To be able to attend college or vocational school||1,322||67|
|To meet a requirement for public assistance||299||15|
|To improve the way you feel about yourself||1,874||95|
|To make it easier to do things on a day-to-day basis||1,835||93|
NOTE: Only adults who reported that their first language was not English were asked information related to ESL classes, including whether they had participated in ESL classes over the previous 12 months.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education Survey of the 2005 National Household Education Surveys Program.