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English as a Second Language (ESL) 

English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are designed to help non-native English speakers develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

There are 6 levels of ESL instruction, from very basic to advanced.

Classes are offered in either a 15 week session or 7 week session.

15 week classes meet twice a week for three hours each day.

7 week classes meet twice a week for two hours each day.

Morning classes start at 9:00 a.m.

Evening classes start at 6:30 p.m.

Classes will meet either Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday.

Free citizenship classes are also offered.

Requirement to Enroll:  

  • Must be an Illinois Resident
  • Must have a picture ID
  • Must be at least 16 years old and not enrolled in high school


Steps to Enroll:  

  • Come to the Adult Education office located in the A-Building, Room A203
  • Fill out intake form with picture ID
  • Sign up for placement test to determine correct level placement


Classes are not intended for individuals on temporary Visas.


For more information please call 708-456-0300, ext. 3259 or 3513.