English Language Learners Classes (ESL)

English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction is provided for those whose native language is not English.  Sometimes ESL is referred to as English Language Learning (ELL).

ESL classes, from pre-literacy level to the advanced level, help students develop speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar skills to communicate effectively in English within their workplaces, communities and families.

Under state and federal law, to receive ESL services from Adult Basic Education providers, a student must be over 16 and not enrolled in the K-12 education system, public or private. Individuals holding certain types of temporary residence visas such as an exchange student or a tourist visa are not permitted to enroll in free ABE programs.

CITY AND LOCATION CLASS DAY ROOM TIME TEACHER
BIG LAKE

Independence Elementary

701 Minnesota Avenue, Door J

763.262.2523

Free childcare Tues.Thurs 9.11am

ESL/ABE/GED

ESL Multi-level

ESL Multi-level

Thursday

Thursday

Tue/Thurs

138

138

138

4:00-6:00 pm

6:30-9:00 pm

9:00-11:00 am

Pam Dane

Pam Dane

Pam Dane

BUFFALO

Phoenix Learning Center

800 8th St. NE

ABE: 763.682.8688

ESL: 763.682.8687

Call to enroll for Family Learning

ESL Multi-level Tue/Thurs 15 6:00-8:30 pm Elizabeth Muellerleile Jodie Fitzgerald
FOLEY

Foley Elementary School

840 Norman Avenue No.

320. 968.8619

 

ESL Thursday 110 5:00-6:00 pm Vicki Disrud
GLENCOE | SILVER LAKE

Lincoln Junior High

1621 East 16th Street, Glencoe

Tri.Valley Head Start Bldg.

1828 Knight Ave, Glencoe

320.864.6635

ESL Multi-level

 

Tues/Thurs

Computer Lab-Tues

Head Start-Thurs

6:30-9:00 pm

 

 

Nancy Mellesmoen
HOWARD LAKE | WAVERLY | WINSTED
Middle School Level 2, Community Education entrance lower level east side parking lot

8700 Co Rd 6 SW Howard Lake

320.543.4670

ESL Multi-level

 

 

Tuesday

 

Room E201

 

6:30-9:00 pm

 

 

Elizabeth Muellerleile

 

MONTICELLO

Monticello Middle School

302 Washington Street

763.272-2040

Free Childcare, am only

 

ESL Multi-level

ESL Multi-level

 

Mon/Wed

Tues / Thurs

 

17

17

 

6:30-9:00 pm

 9:00 am-12:00

 

Pam Dane

Elizabeth Muellerleile

 

ORONO | MAPLE PLAIN

Orono Discovery Center

5050 Independence Street

Maple Plain

952.449.8350

Free Childcare

ESL Multi-level Tues / Thurs 102

6:00-8:30 pm

 

Laurie Swing & Susan Anderson
ST. MICHAEL | ALBERTVILLE

STMA Community Ed. Center

60 Central Avenue West

St. Michael 763.497.6550

Free Childcare Mornings

ESL Multi-level

ESL Multi-level 9/15

Transitions

Mon/Wed

Tue/Thurs

Mon/Wed

307

102

305

9:00-11:30 am

6:00-8:30 pm

9:00-11:30 am

Pam Dane

Barb Ward

Ollie Provo

WAYZATA

Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners IOCP.

1605 Co. Rd. 101 North

Plymouth, MN 55447

Call 763.745.5213 to enroll Childcare available for morning Wayzata classes. Call 763-745-5213 for information. Classes run September – July.

English Pre-Beginning

English Intermediate

English High Intermediate

English Low Intermediate

English High Beginning

English Low Beginning

Academic Reading

ABE Skills/GED

ABE Skills/GED

Adult Academic/GED

Tue/Thurs

Mon/Wed

Mon/Wed

Tue/Thurs

Mon/Wed

Tues/Thurs

M/W

M/T/W/Thurs

Mon/Wed

Mon/Wed

200B

200A

200A

200A

200A

200A

200C

200C

200C

200C

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

6:30 – 9:00 pm

9:00 am-12:00 pm

9:00 am-12:00 pm

12:15 – 2:15 pm

12:15 – 2:15 pm

12:00 – 1:30 pm

9:00-12:00 pm

6:00-8:30 pm

6:00-8:30 pm

Nina Rasmusson

Nina Rasmusson

Ruth McKown

Ruth McKown

Ruth McKown

Ruth McKown

Cheryl Lubinski

Cheryl Lubinski

Nicole Hollins

Nicole Hollins

WESTONKA

WeCAN

5213 Shoreline Drive

Mound, MN 55364

952.491.8029 or 952.491.8040

English (ESL) Mon Main entry 5:30-8:00 p.m. Susan Anderson