ESL Resources


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Resources in Champaign-Urbana including the University of Illinois, Parkland College, and other community groups that help people learn English.

East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center

302 S. Birch St., Urbana, IL 61801
217/344-8455
Provides one/one translation services in French, Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), and Arabic. Charges start at $25/document.
ecirmac.weebly.com/

English Center USA (UIUC)

1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820
217/334-3310
Offers tutoring and both part-time and full-time English classes to international students, visiting scholars, and their families in Champaign-Urbana. Tuition fees apply. Please call for more information and class times.
englishcenter.com/index.html

English Corner

810 W. Oregon Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
Provides gatherings for conversation practice, opportunities to learn about American culture, and field trips.
illinoisaxiom.com/english-corner/

First Presbyterian Church of Champaign

302 W. Church St., Champaign, IL 61820
217/356-7238
Offers beginning English classes. Monday through Thursday; 9 - 11 am. 
firstchurchchampaign.org/esl

First United Methodist Church of Urbana

304 S. Race St., Urbana, IL 61801
217/367-8384
Offers conversational English class twice a week: Monday at 6:30 pm and Thursday at 10 am (no summer Thursday classes).
fumc-urbana.org/conversational-english-class

Intensive English Institute (UIUC)

616 E. Green St., Suite 210, Champaign, IL 61820
217/333-6598
The Intensive English Institution offers two main programs: The Intensive English Program and Special Group Programs
iei.illinois.edu
iei@illinois.edu

International Coffeehouse (UIUC)

1203 W. Green St., corner of Green and Goodwin, Urbana, IL 61801
217/344-1120
Come enjoy free coffee, tea, fruit juice and snacks while practicing English with American volunteers and other students. Friday 4-6 pm. ESL class Friday   3-4 pm.
wesleyui.org/studentcenter/international

International Student and Scholar Services

600 E. John St., Champaign, IL 61820
217/333-1303
Current English conversation schedules in Champaign-Urbana
isss.illinois.edu/download_forms/ihc/esl_schedule.pdf

Mattis Avenue Free Methodist Church

1913 S. Mattis Ave., Champaign, IL 61821
217/355-5947
Informal class provided on conversational English and American culture. Childcare provided.
mattisave.org/english-conversation

Parkland College

2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL 61821
217/351-2580
Offers free classes in basic communication skills for everyday life to all refugees, immigrants, and non-native speakers with limited English profiency. These are beginning to intermediate classes. Classes are scheduled at various times and locations throughout Parkland's district.
parkland.edu/international/esl.aspx

Project Read (Parkland College)
2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL 61821
217/353-2662
Provides free tutoring to adults seeking to improve their reading, writing, and/or ESL skills.
parkland.edu/resources/adulted/literacy.aspx

Urbana Adult Education

211 N. Race St., Urbana, IL 61801
217/384-3530
Offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced level English classes. Sessions focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Call to make an appointment for a placement test or for further information.
urbanaadulteducation.org/english-as-a-second-language


For English resources in the Champaign-Urbana area, see UIUC's Linguistics Department website.
linguistics.illinois.edu/students/esl/ESLopportunities.html
International Student and Scholar Services
isss.illinois.edu/publications/english/englang.html
Note: see isss.illinois.edu/download_forms/ihc/ESL_schedule.pdf for current English conversation schedule.

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