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
FALL 2015
Daytime ESL Classes    
Belleville Campus - BeginnersMC Room 14609-11:50 a.m.M-ThAug. 24 - Oct. 15
Belleville Campus - Multi-levelMC Room 146012:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.M-ThAug. 24 - Oct. 15
Belleville Campus - AdvancedMC Room 14619-11:50 a.m.M-ThAug. 24 - Oct. 15
Belleville Campus - AcademicMC Room 146112:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.M-ThAug. 24 - Oct. 15
Belleville Campus - English on ComputersMC Room 14609-11:50 a.m.FAug. 28 - Oct. 9
Sam Wolf Granite City CampusRoom 533 9 - 11:50 a.m. M - Th Aug. 28 - Oct. 15 
Sam Wolf Granite City CampusRoom 5339-11:50 a.m.M-ThJune 29 - July 23
Fairmont City Library 12:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. W, F Aug. 26 - Oct. 15 
Evening ESL Classes    
Belleville Campus - BeginnersMC Room 14606 - 8:50 p.m..M, WAug. 24 - Oct. 14
Belleville Campus - AdvancedMC Room 14616 - 8:50 p.m.M, WAug. 24 - Oct. 14
Belleville Campus - AcademicMC Room 14616 - 8:50 p.m.T, ThAug. 25 - Oct. 15
Sam Wolf Granite City Campus - AdvancedRoom 5336 - 8:50 p.m.M, WAug. 24 - Oct. 14
Sam Wolf Granite City Campus - Multi-levelRoom 533 6 - 8:50 p.m. T, Th Aug. 25 - Oct. 15 

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

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

618-235-2700, ext. 5369
Toll-free in Illinois 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5369
jeannine.warford@swic.edu