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Open Registration for Free ESL Classes Available in Mornings & Afternoons

CMAA-Elgin offers free beginning and intermediate ESL (English as a second language) classes to any non-native English speaker. We have open registration. Please call (224) 227-7499 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you are interested! Chinese Mutual Aid Association is a community-based social services agency that serves the needs, promotes the interests, and enhances the well-being of immigrants...

Go Bilingual Classes at Gail Borden Library

At Go Bilingual, Spanish speakers learn English and English-speakers learn Spanish.  Led by teacher Betty Martínez, this class is a great opportunity to interact with native speakers of the language you are learning and help each other. The class is held on Wednesdays from 6-7pm on the 2nd floor of the Gail Borden Library at...

Waiting List is Open at Literacy Connection

The Literacy Connection’s waiting list is open. Adults who speak limited English or have limited reading skills can register in person or by phone. The wait for an individual or small group volunteer tutor is six months or more. The Literacy Connection is on the second floor of the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N...

Register for Free Morning English Classes at YWCA

The YWCA Elgin offers free morning English classes for adults. Registration for the classes will take place Wednesday, September 13 and Thursday, September 14 from 8:30-10:30am. Location: YWCA Elgin, 220 East Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120. If you need more information, please contact Rose Diaz at 847-742-7930 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration for Free Evening Classes at YWCA

Registration for evening English classes at YWCA Elgin will be open on September 7 from 5:30-7:00pm at YWCA Elgin, 220 East Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120. Please contact Rose Diaz for additional information at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-742-7930. 

Citizenship Resource Fair: Sept. 9, 1-3pm

How does a permanent resident become a U.S. citizen? What is the citizenship interview like? Who can help me to prepare for the citizenship test? How can I improve my English? Join us on Saturday, September 9 from 1-3pm to get information about becoming a U.S. citizen, watch a pretend citizenship interview and meet people...

Elgin Community College Registration for ESL and GED/HSE Classes for Fall

Are you an English Language Learner and would like to improve your English? Do you want to complete your High School Equivalency (GED) in English or in Spanish? Are you preparing to take the U.S. citizenship exam? Come to Elgin Community College to register for classes that will help you to achieve your goals! Elgin...

Studying for the Citizenship Test?

Weekly citizenship conversation groups are now being offered at the Gail Borden Public Library. With a Literacy Connection tutor, participants review and practice the spoken and written English for the interview and the 100 questions from the history/civics test. This is a drop-in group, no registration is needed. The group meets the 1st and...

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