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Tuition Free ESL

Tuition Free ESL

​Learn English as a Second Language 

The English as a Second Language courses are designed to teach English language and civics skills to foreign born non-native English speakers. English as a Second Language ( ESL) courses range from providing basic language and life skills for complete beginners to helping advanced students refine their English in preparation for higher education, vocational training, or a career. Reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar are included at all levels of instruction. Supplemental ESL classes are available in areas such as conversation, writing, and career development.            

  • ​Through ESL courses students are better prepared to live, work and study in this country. Courses are offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels and civics.

  • Citizenship courses are offered to prepare students for the U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Examination. 

  • English as a Second Language courses are for Illinois residents for whom English is not their native language.  International students and visitors are not eligible for ESL or other adult education courses.        ​

Registration​

English as a Second Language (ESL) placement testing and registration is done by appointment. The placement test for morning, afternoon, evening and Saturday classes is given on several dates during each sixteen-week semester (fourteen weeks in the summer semester). In addition to completing the college. Placement testing appointments are made on a first​-served basis.  

Call the college near you or click below for more information. 

Adult Education Offices:
Richard J. Daley College, 7500 South Pulaski, Chicago, IL 60652, (773) 838-7803
Harry S. Truman College, 1145 West Wilson, Chicago, IL 60612, 773-907-4350
Kennedy-King College, 6301 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60621, 773-602-5340
Malcolm X College,
1900 West Van Buren, Chicago, IL 60612, 312-850-7300
Olive-Harvey College, 10001 South Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60628, 773-291-6100, 773-291-6770
Wilbur Wright College,
4300 North Narragansett, Chicago, IL 60634, 773-481-8821, 773-481-8823

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​Learn English as a Second Language 

     

The English as a Second Language courses are designed to teach English language and civics skills to foreign born non-native English speakers. English as a Second Language ( ESL) courses range from providing basic language and life skills for complete beginners to helping advanced students refine their English in preparation for higher education, vocational training, or a career. Reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar are included at all levels of instruction. Supplemental ESL classes are available in areas such as conversation, writing, and career development.                 

  • ​Through ESL courses students are better prepared to live, work and study in this country. Courses are offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels and civics.     

  • Citizenship courses are offered to prepare students for the U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Examination.      

  • English as a Second Language courses are for Illinois residents for whom English is not their native language.  International students and visitors are not eligible for ESL or other adult education courses.        ​     

Registration​      

English as a Second Language (ESL) placement testing and registration is done by appointment. The placement test for morning, afternoon, evening and Saturday classes is given on several dates during each sixteen-week semester (fourteen weeks in the summer semester). In addition to completing the college placement testing, appointments are made on a first​-served basis.       

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Call the nearest campus for more information:   

Richard J. Daley College 
7500 South Pulaski 
Chicago, IL 60652 
773-838-7803 

Harry S. Truman College 
1145 West Wilson 
Chicago, IL 60612 
773-907-4350 

Kennedy-King College 
6301 S. Halsted Street 
Chicago, IL 60621 
773-602-5340 

Malcolm X College 
1900 West Van Buren 
Chicago, IL 60612 
312-850-7300 

Olive-Harvey College 
10001 South Woodlawn 
Chicago, IL 60628 
773-291-6690

Wilbur Wright College 
4300 North Narragansett 
Chicago, IL 60634 
773-481-8821/8823