English as a Second Language

ESL class

Adult Basic Education offers free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for all levels of language ability from beginning to advanced. The goals are to help students improve their communication skills and prepare them for employment or continuing education. Students attend the classes that meet their specific needs. The friendly classes focus on the reading, writing, speaking, and listening of the English language.

ESL students must be:

  • At least 16-years-old
  • Not enrolled in high school
  • A person who speaks a first language other than English
SPRING 2015
Daytime ESL Classes    
Belleville Campus - BeginnersMC Room 14609-11:50 a.m.M-ThJan. 20 - March 12
Belleville Campus - Multi-LevelMC Room 146012:30-2:20 p.m.M-ThJan. 20 - March 12
Belleville Campus - AdvancedMC Room 14619-11:50 a.m.M-ThJan. 20 - March 12
Belleville Campus - AcademicMC Room 146112:30-2:20 p.m.M-ThJan. 20 - March 12
Sam Wolf Granite City CampusRoom 5339-11:50 a.m.M-ThJan. 20 - March 12
Fairmont City LibraryMain Bldg.12-2:50 p.m.W, FJan. 21 - March 13
Evening ESL Classes    
Belleville Campus - BeginnersMC Room 14626-8:50 p.m.M, WJan. 21 - March 11
Belleville Campus - AdvancedMC Room 14616-8:50 p.m.M, WJan. 21 - March 11
Belleville Campus - AcademicMC Room 14616-8:50 p.m.T, ThJan. 20 - March 12
Sam Wolf Granite City CampusRoom 5336-8:50 p.m.T, ThJan. 20 - March 12
Collinvsille High SchoolRoom 1416-8:50 p.m.M, WJan. 21 - March 11

Click here to download the printable schedule:  English version     Spanish version

For pre-registration or more information, call or email:

Brandon Shigematsu, Ph.D.
English as a Second Language Director
618-235-2700, ext. 5363
Toll-free in Illinois 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5363
brandon.shigematsu@swic.edu