Improve your English skills or prepare for the U.S. citizenship examination with grant-funded, tuition-free Southwestern Illinois College Adult Education and Literacy English Language Acquisition and Citizenship courses starting in March.
Adult Education and Literacy offers these free classes to eligible Illinois residents, 16 and older, for whom English is a second language.
“Our part-time, friendly ELA classes focus on improving English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills so that non-native English speaking community members may function more effectively in society, obtain employment, pursue a high school equivalency diploma (GED), or enter vocational training,” ELA Program Director Julie Wojtal said. “Citizenship classes prepare permanent residents of the United States for the naturalization process. Instruction includes an overview of the application process, a review of U.S. government and history, and preparation for the USCIS interview.”
Daytime and evening classes are available at the SWIC Granite City campus. A satellite afternoon class is offered at the Fairmont City Library.
All new students wishing to enroll in these classes are required to complete paperwork and take a written test to determine program eligibility and skill level. New students wishing to enroll in ELA classes should attend a Pre-Registration & Testing Session March 10 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the SWIC Belleville Campus, Main Complex Building, Adult Education and Literacy office, Room 2273. Registration and testing will take approximately two hours.
New students unable to attend pre-registration March 10 should contact Julie Wojtal at (618) 235-2700, ext. 5363, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternate arrangements.
Visit www.swic.edu/esl for information and the class schedule.