Learn English

Whether you want to learn English to prepare for a career, college, or to contribute to your family and community, our free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are here to help.           

What You Will Learn

Any level of learner accepted, from beginner to advanced. Classes cover reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary skills.       

At select locations, we also offer:       

  • Professional certificate classes
  • Citizenship classes


Fall 2020 Adult Education classes are offered as distance learning. Students connect with their teachers through Brightspace, Zoom, email, and phone calls.

How to Apply   
  • ​​New students to Adult Education should apply to get started with the Adult Ed online application.
  • If you need help with your application, head to our Virtual Student Services​. You can click on your college to contact its Adult Education department directly or find general assistance via the live chat.


After you apply online, you will receive an email with a brief assessment test to complete for placement purposes. 
Chromebook or Wi-Fi Hotspot Loaner Program
You can also use your CCC student information, which you will receive after you apply, to fill out the loaner laptop and/or Wi-Fi hotspot form.

Who is Eligible

Students must:       

  • Be 18 years or older
    • Or ​16/17 years old with a high school separation form
  • Live in Illinois

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