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Free summer adult education and ESL classes

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published May 20, 2020

College of Lake County’s Adult Education and English as a Second Language (ESL) Division will offer free classes in person and through alternative delivery this summer.  

CLC offers Adult Secondary Education (ASE) online, as well as ESL, Adult Basic Education/ASE and ASE in Spanish. ASE classes prepare students who have not completed high school to take a high school equivalency exam (GED, HiSET, or TASC). The exam and classes are offered in English and Spanish.  

ASE classes will run online from June 1 through July 30. 5-week Summer Boost face-to-face classes will be offered in July, pending the current health climate. Remote and technology support will be provided to students by the Adult Education Student Success Team.  

ESL classes are for students whose primary language is not English. Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are taught. Students may enroll at the beginning, intermediate or advanced level. With ESL, there will also be two new classes, ESL Conversation and ESL Writing.

All summer classes are for eligible students registered in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. 

If you are interested in classes or have questions about eligibility, please call the Adult Education and ESL Division at (847) 543-2445 or email  

About College of Lake County:

The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. The College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.