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English as a Second Language Classes

Classes in English as a Second Language are offered for beginners through advanced students, mornings and evenings in our classrooms in our West Chester location. 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.

MORNING

Calvary Lutheran Church
730 S New Street
West Chester, PA 19382

Monday – 9am-12pm
Tuesday – 9am-12pm
Wednesday – 9am-12pm
Thursday – 9am-12pm

EVENING

Henderson High School
400 Montgomery Avenue
West Chester, PA 19380

Monday – 6pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday – 6pm – 8:30pm

Chester County OIC
22 North 5th Avenue
Coatesville, PA 19320

Tuesday - 6pm - 8:30pm
Thursday - 6pm - 8:30pm

Kennett Square
Kennett High School
100 East South Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Kaolin Mushroom Farm
649 West South Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 pm to 8:30 pm

Oxford
Hopewell Elementary School
602 Garfield Street, Oxford, PA 19363
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Avon Grove
Avon Grove High School
257 State Road, West Grove, PA 19390
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

GED Classes

GED Daytime Classes -
Chester County Career Link
479 Thomas Jones Way, Suite 500
Exton PA, 19341

Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

In order to attend this class, you must be able to commit to a minimum of 12 hours a week and may attend up to the maximum of 32 hours a week.

GED Evening Classes -
Chester County OIC 
22 N. 5th Avenue
Coatesville, PA 19320
Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Oxford Public Library
48 South 2nd Street
Oxford, PA 19363
Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30 pm to 8 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 610-280-2605) 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 610-280-2605 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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