• English as a Second Language


  • We offer classes for adults whose first language is not English. Students in beginning classes learn to speak, listen for understanding, read, and write English. Intermediate and advanced students have the opportunity to improve conversation, grammar, pronunciation, reading, and writing. 

    Other classes for English Language Learners include:

    • U.S. Government and History
    • Citizenship
    • College Preparation (includes TOEFL)
    • Career Preparation
    • Conversation
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    SUMMER 2022 Schedule - Registration is closed 

    Summer classes begin July 5th and continue until August 17th.  All classes are in-person. Testing will take two days and must be completed before summer classes begin.  Once our office receives your application, a staff member will contact you regarding signing up for testing.  Testing will be in-person at the Community Learning Center and will take two days to complete.  Day and evening appointments are available.

  • FALL 2022 Schedule - Registration begins July 6th.

    Fall classes begin September 6th and continue until December 20th.  However, new students can begin class every month.  Most classes are in-person, but there are limited virtual classes for higher level students.  Students must be tested prior to beginning class.  Once our office receives your application, a staff member will contact you regarding signing up for testing.  Testing is available at various locations throughout St. Louis County and will take two days to complete.

    Students may sign up online or by calling the AEL office.  Call or text 314-415-4940 for more information. 

  • New Classes for English as a Second Language Students Starting in September! 

    In addition to our regular classes, the Parkway-Rockwood AEL program will be offering additional classes.  To participate, all students must also attend one of our regular listed classes.  See below for a description of each class.

    College Readiness:
    Thinking about college but not sure you’re ready?  Our college readiness class can help you prepare.  In this class, you’ll receive instruction in advanced vocabulary and how to write effective essays.  Preparation and practice for the TOEFL exam is also included.   You will also learn about filling out college applications, understanding your college options and how to find loans and scholarships.   

    Community Learning Center
    13157 N. Olive Spur Rd.
    Creve Coeur, MO  63141
    Enter through Door 16

    Thursdays:  6 - 9 pm

    Career Readiness:
    This class focuses on teaching you the vocabulary and speaking skills you need for your current job and for your future job goals.  Students will be surveyed at the start of the class about their current jobs and future employment interests to ensure the class is relevant to each student’s situation.  The class will also practice searching for jobs, interviewing and how to fill out applications. 

    Community Learning Center
    13157 N. Olive Spur Rd.
    Creve Coeur, MO  63141
    Enter through Door 16

    Thursdays:  6 - 9 pm

    Citizenship:
    Is the next step on your journey U.S citizenship?  We can help you prepare.  In our citizenship class, students will practice possible 'opening/ ice-breaking' conversations, which may occur at the beginning of the Citizenship Interview.  You will learn to understand and answer questions regarding personal information from the N-400 application. The History and civics materials needed to pass the interview will be practiced.  You will  learn about the Oath of Allegiance, be able to explain its significance and learn to repeat it confidently at your Swearing-in Ceremony. 

    Community Learning Center
    13157 N. Olive Spur Rd.
    Creve Coeur, MO  63141
    Enter through Door 16

    Thursdays:  6 - 9 pm

    Conversation:
    This daily class is a great opportunity to practice English conversation and to make new friends from all over the world.  You will have in-depth discussions about current world events.  Students will also participate in friendly debate about interesting and thought-provoking topics.  

    Community Learning Center
    13157 N. Olive Spur Rd.
    Creve Coeur, MO  63141
    Enter through Door 16

    Monday - Thursday:  1 - 3 pm

    For information regarding any of our classes, please call or text 314-415-4940. 

     

     

     

    ESL Fall/Spring Class Schedule

    Directions to Class Locations

    ESL FAQs

    ESL Citizenship Class

    ESL TOEFL Class

    Citizenship/Immigration/Naturalization Website

    TOEFL Website