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Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Literacy

ABE Courses

How to get started with ABE courses.

Adult Basic Education provides instruction in basic reading, writing and mathematics for students who have not completed a high school diploma. Students are pre-tested and placed in appropriate instructional levels.

Note: These courses do not apply to any associate degree or career certificate program.


Contact the Adult Basic Education, GED and ESL Division.

Literacy Tutoring

Literacy tutoring (one-to-one individualized instruction) in reading, writing, and math is provided by The Literacy Program of Lake County: a partnership of CLC, the Waukegan Public Library, and the Literacy Volunteers of Lake County. Volunteer tutors are provided for students enrolled in Adult Education classes and for non-students who need to improve their basic skills. For information about getting a tutor, please call (847) 543-2327.