Morton College provides English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to students whose native tongue is not English to help them improve their speaking, listening, writing and reading skills.
For more information on ESL program, download the Morton College ESL brochure in English (PDF) or descargar el Morton College ESL Brochure en Español (PDF).
Six levels of ESL classes, ranging from literacy level to high intermediate, are currently offered. Each level is comprised of two eight-week sessions.
Morton College receives state and federal funding that allows us to offer ESL classes at no cost to students.
For the convenience of our students, classes are held at various educational and community sites in the Morton College area. Classes may be offered on or off-campus and both morning and evening. Not all levels are offered at every class site so please check the class schedule provided at student orientation.
For more information on ESL class locations and schedules, download the Morton College ESL brochure in English (PDF) or descargar el Morton College ESL Brochure en Español (PDF).
In order to register for an English as a Second Language (ESL) course, applicants must complete a three-step registration process:
Step 1 – Register for Placement Exam
Several months prior to the start of class, Morton College will announce dates on which applicants should register for a placement exam at Morton College. This registration includes providing biographical information. After registering, applicants will receive their appointment date for placment testing.
Applicants can download lists of the next scheduled Adult Education registration dates.
Step 2 – Complete Placement Exam
Placement exam to determine Reading or Math levels and allow us to to accurately place you into the appropriate class. ABE and GED students are required to take a reading and/or math exam. The Secretary of the State of Illinois and the Illinois Community College Board, the funding sources for our programs, requires all students to be tested at program entry and also at specified times during the year.
Step 3 – Attend Orientation
Applicants will receive the results of their placement exams during the required orientation session. In addition, orientation allows applicants to:
Eligible Adult Education students may receive Public Aid assistance
to help pay for tuition, books, fees, transportation, and child care
services. For more information, please contact Silvia Garza at (708)
656-8000, Ext. 2364.
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