English Language (ESL)

Parkland College Adult Education provides free multicultural English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for people living in the U.S.  (see note below).  The program helps improve Basic English reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills for non-native English speakers. Classes are assigned based on English-language assessment tests. Advanced students may take special English Communications classes for specific Career Pathways.


Basic English for Non-Native Speakers (open entry)

  Morning classes

  Evening classes


English Communications for Business, Administration, & Management

Morning classes

Evening classes


English Communications for Nurse Assistant

Morning classes

Evening classes

English Communications for Information Technology

Morning classes

Evening classes

Interested? Contact us by phone or email.

Phone: 217/351-2580

Email: adulteducation@parkland.edu

Project READ also provides free volunteer tutors for individual instruction. Contact ProjectREAD@parkland.edu.

Note: Adult Education & Workforce Development provides free classes to citizens, permanent residents, refugees, undocumented residents, green card holders, or people with certain visas (H 1-4, DV1, or K3).  International students or those who hold cultural exchange or tourist visas should apply to Parkland College international admissions.