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Tuition Free English as a Second Language (ESL

Armando Mata

Dean of Adult Education

The tuition-free English as a Second Language courses (ESL) are designed to teach the English language and civics skills to non-native speakers. The course levels range from providing basic language and life skills for complete beginners to helping advanced students prepare for higher education, vocational training, or a career. Reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar are included at all levels of instruction.  

Classes Schedules:


Morning, Evening, and Saturday classes (16 weeks long)

Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Monday through Thursday, 8:30-10:30 am or 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30-9:30 pm
Monday through Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm or 7:30-9:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Intensive Afternoon at Off-campus Locations (8 weeks long 


Monday through Thursday, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm (Truman campus—16 hours/week)

Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm (Lakeview —16 hours/week)

Tuesday &Thursday 8:30 am-12:30 pm or 5:30-9:30 pm (Lakeview and other locations)

Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30-12:30 or 5:30-9:30 pm 



Monday evening, 5:30-9:30 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm





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Contact Information

(773) 907-4350
1145 W. Wilson St.
Chicago, IL 60640
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Monday - Thursday:
8:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


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