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Adult Literacy and ESL

Register for Free Adult Education and ESL Classes

Classes available online and limited options in person with flexible schedules. Classes offered: ESL, HSE (GED, HiSET, TASC), Spanish HSE, Pre-Bridge and Bridge to Career Classes, Computer Classes and Citizenship classes.

To register, call (847) 543-2485 or email

In-person assistance at Grayslake and Lakeshore campuses by appointment.

Get virtual assistance via Zoom:
Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
Password: CLC

You can count on your helpful neighbor College of Lake County for many things. Our Adult Education program will help you build basic competency in reading, writing and math; complete your high school education; or learn English—free of charge.



All of CLC’s Adult Education classes are open to residents of Lake County. If you are on a short-term visit to the United States or here under a B1, B2, F1, F2, J1 or J2 visa, you are not eligible. If you are younger than 18 years old, you must meet additional requirements and register with an official Secondary School Reference Form signed by your local high school authorized representative.


Contact the Adult Education and ESL Division or submit an Adult Education Interest Form.


Adult Education Transition to Careers

The Adult Basic Education, GED and ESL division helps students succeed by assisting them with:

  • Setting goals
  • Completing Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language and GED classes
  • Transitioning to CLC career certificate or transfer courses
  • Job searching

In this video, former CLC Adult Education students discuss their experience moving from ESL and GED classes into five career programs: Administrative Office Systems, Nurse Assisting, Hospitality and Culinary Management, HVAC Technician and Phlebotomy. Learn about our career degrees and certificate programs.