English as a Second Language
For students who have little or no knowledge of English. Teaches students to speak, read and write using basic vocabulary to describe themselves and their environment.
For students who can speak and write about themselves and their environment using basic vocabulary and structures. They will expand their vocabulary and knowledge of structures and practice using them in everyday situations.
Students will strengthen and refine their use of structures learned previously and learn new structures and vocabulary. Students will practice conversation, listening comprehension, reading for meaning, and paragraph writing.
Intensive Academic ESL
For students who want to continue to study in American colleges and universities or who want to practice their profession in the United States. It emphasizes the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills students need to succeed in American college and university classrooms. It will also focus on academic content areas that students frequently meet when studying.
ESL - Conversation I
This course is for English as a Second Language students who want to practice their listening and speaking skills in a variety of everyday social and business situations. This class is for high beginning and low intermediate learners of English.
ESL - Conversation II
This course is for English as a Second Language students who want to practice their listening and speaking skills in a variety of everyday social and business situations. This class is for intermediate and advanced learners of English.
Note: These courses do not apply to any associate degree or career certificate program.
Accelerating Opportunity Program
The Accelerating Opportunity Program at CLC provides ESL and GED students Adult Education assistance while taking classes toward earning a career certificate.
For more information, visit the Accelerating Opportunity page.
To contact an Adult Education ESL testing representative call:
For Intensive Academic ESL
To contact a Faculty/Academic ESL advisor call:
(847) 543-2951 or (847) 543-2304
Intake Office Hours
Monday & Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Directions & Maps for Grayslake
Wednesday & Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
1 North Genesee, 2nd Floor
Directions & Maps for Lakeshore
1st and 3rd Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
1120 S. Milwaukee, Room R014
Directions & Maps for Southlake