• Adult Education

    Enroll in ESL Classes

    Following are instructions for enrolling in ESL classes and Literacy classes at Triton College.

    ESL Classes
    Registering for ESL classes at Triton is a multistep process requiring up to three visits to the college, as described below:

    1. Make an Appointment for Placement Testing
      To enroll in a class, students must first make an appointment to take the ESL placement test. You can make appointments for testing at the AE office, or at Triton’s Nuevos Horizontes Center. Students must make the appointment in person. Appointments at both sites are available at different times of the year. We encourage all students to contact the AE office/Nuevos Horizontes beforehand to ensure that appointment times are available. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3259 or 3513.
    2. Provide Intake Information
      During the appointment, students provide Triton College with some basic personal information, including name and date of birth. A social security number is helpful, but not essential. Students who do not have a social security numbers will receive a Triton College identification number. It is essential that the college have a mailing address and a phone number for every student who enrolls. Students will choose a date and time to take the placement test.
    3. Take Placement Tests
      New students must take a placement test. The score will tell the ESL staff which level is best for the new student. Each student takes the test only once and must complete the test without help.  Placement tests are available in January, March, May, August, and October.
    4. Register for classes
      At registration, students are assigned to a class. Triton offers classes at many locations. However, not every class is available at every location. Triton College ESL staff try to accommodate students wishes, but students can only register where space is available. When a student accepts a class, the student must sign his/her paperwork. New students MUST return to Orientation/schedule pick-up date prior starting their class.
    Literacy Classes
    Students interested in reading classes should enroll in the GED orientation class as suggested above. However, if a student feels that he/she does not possess basic reading skills, he/she should call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3259 or 3513.