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English as a Second Language Classes

Classes in English as a Second Language are offered for beginners through advanced students. Currently all classes are being held virtually. In the fall of 2021, we will offer a combination of in-person and virtual classes, with most classes returning to an in-person format. Classes are offered in the mornings. Reading, writing, speaking, and English comprehension are developed in the context of real-life and workplace situations.

To attend a class, please call the Educational Director, Maryann Stravous at 610-235-4588.
You must make an appointment and meet with her before you can attend a class. You will be required to attend class twice per week.

ESL MORNING CLASSES

Grace Covenant EPC Church, 444 Creamery Way, Exton, PA

Level 1, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00

Level 2, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00

Level 3, Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00

Level 4, Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00

Level 5, virtual, Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 to noon

ESL EVENING CLASSES

Henderson High School, 400 Montgomery Avenue, West Chester, PA

Level 1, Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Level 2, Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Level 3, Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Kennett High School, 100 E. South Street, Kennett Square, PA

Level 1, Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Level 2, Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. 

Hopewell Elementary School, 602 Garfield Street, Oxford, PA

Level 1, Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Level 2, Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Avon Grove High School, 257 State Road, West Grove, PA

Level 1, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Level 2, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

ESL VIRTUAL CLASSES

Only being offered in the evening:

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

GED Year-round classes

Daytime In-person classes
Location: CareerLink, 479 Thomas Jones Way, Suite 500, Exton, PA

Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Daytime virtual classes

Monday 11:00 to 3:00, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Evening Virtual GED classes

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 

Possible In-person GED classes to start in evening in October at OIC building in Coatesville:

GED Classes

Daytime Virtual
Monday – 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Daytime - In person
Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Night Virtual
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM OR Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

All GED classes are free! To register, please contact Maryann Stravous at 610-235-4588.

Adult Tutoring Program

The Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center (CC-OIC) partners with the Chester County Library, Exton Branch to provide FREE one-on-one tutoring for adult learners (18+) who would like help with:

  • Reading, writing & spelling
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • High School Equivalency/GED, TEAS, etc.

The student meets with his or her tutor at a public location for a minimum of 3 hours a week in order to work on the student’s goals. In addition, the student and tutor are able to utilize the Exton Library’s Literacy Collection. Contact Debbie Rikess (drikess@cc-oic.org or 610-344-4013) if you are interested in working with a tutor to advance your educational and career goals.

VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED!

Help an adult learner achieve success! Contact us if you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor and want to help make a difference in someone’s life.

The only requirement to becoming a tutor is a 4 year college degree, teaching experience is not needed. Tutor Training is now offered online through the PA Department of Education. We also offer additional training throughout the year at the Chester County Library. Tutors are asked to meet with their students 3 hours per week, usually in two sessions of 1 ½ hours. If you would like more information, please contact Debbie Rikess at 610-344-4013 or at drikess@cc-oic.org.

Thank you for your interest in the CC-OIC Adult Tutoring Program.

ABOUT US

Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center is a non-profit community- based organization that has been meeting the needs of the economically disadvantaged individuals throughout the community. 

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