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 2014
Daytime ESL Classes    
Belleville Campus - BeginnersMC Room 14609-11:50 a.m.M-ThOct. 13 - Dec. 8
Belleville Campus - Multi-LevelMC Room 146012:30-2:20 p.m.M-ThOct. 13 - Dec. 8
Belleville Campus - AdvancedMC Room 14619-11:50 a.m.M-ThOct. 13 - Dec. 8
Belleville Campus - AcademicMC Room 146112:30-2:20 p.m.M-ThOct. 13 - Dec. 8
Sam Wolf Granite City CampusRoom 5339-11:50 a.m.M-ThOct. 13 - Dec. 8
Fairmont City LibraryMain Bldg.12-2:50 p.m.W, FOct. 15 - Dec. 10
Evening ESL Classes    
Belleville Campus - BeginnersMC Room 14626-8:50 p.m.M, WOct. 13 - Dec. 8
Belleville Campus - AdvancedMC Room 14616-8:50 p.m.M, WOct. 13 - Dec. 8
Belleville Campus - AcademicMC Room 14616-8:50 p.m.T, ThOct. 14 - Dec. 9
Sam Wolf Granite City CampusRoom 5336-8:50 p.m.T, ThOct. 14 - Dec. 9
Collinvsille High SchoolRoom 1416-8:50 p.m.M, WOct. 13 - Dec. 8

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