English as a Second Language

About English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction helps immigrants seeking to learn English. ESL classes and activities encourage adult students to speak English through English immersion and by bringing together students with diverse languages and cultural backgrounds.

ESL Services Available

Free ESL classes for adults, including citizenship preparation classes, are available during the day and evening. Classes are held twice a week at various locations, such as Upper Darby and Chester. Once enrolled, students must attend all classes.

Free tutoring and small-group instruction are available for adults needing ESL instruction. Tutoring occurs twice a week at a public location agreed upon by the tutor and student, such as a local library. Daytime and evening meeting times are available.

To Become a Student

Interested adults must register in person during New Student Intake at Delaware County Literacy Council, 2217 Providence Avenue, Chester PA 19013. Please call 610.876.4811 to learn the dates of the next New Student Intake. NOTE: Online learning is currently being offered. Register here.