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English as a Second Language Classes

Classes in English as a Second Language are offered for beginners through advanced students. In the fall of 2022, 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 – Anne Morris – Monday and Wednesday   9:00 to 12:00

Level 2 – Becky Baldwin – Tuesday and Thursday   9:00 to 12:00

Level 3 - Susan Vandenberg – Monday and Wednesday   9:00 to 12:00  

Level 4 – Noreen Case – Monday and Wednesday   9:00 to 12:00 

ESL EVENING CLASSES

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

Level 1 – Michelle King – Monday and Wednesday 6:00 to 8:30 

Level 2 – Susan Vandenberg – Monday and Wednesday 6:00 to 8:30

Level 3 – Deedee McPeak – Monday and Wednesday 6:00 to 8:30

Chester County OIC, 22 N. 5th Avenue, Coatesville, PA

Level 2 – Andre Cooper – Tuesday and Thursday  6:00 to 8:30

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

Level 2 – Pooja Pandya, Monday and Wednesday  6:30 to 9:00

Fred S. Engle Middle School, 107 Schoolhouse Road, West Grove, PA

Level 1 – Diane Peralta, Tuesday and Thursday  6:30 to 9:00

Level 2 – Susan Simone, Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 to 9:00

Hopewell Elementary School, 602 Garfield Street, Oxford, PA

Level 2 – Anne Morris, Monday and Wednesday 6:30 to 9:00

ESL VIRTUAL CLASSES

Only being offered in the evening:

Level 2 – Noreen Case – Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 to 8:30

Level 2 – Arti Neiss – Tuesday and Wednesday  6:00 to 8:30

Level 3 – Susan Vandenberg – Tuesday and Thursday  6:00 to 8:30

Level 4 – Noreen Case – Monday and Wednesday  6:00 to 8:30

GED Classes

Daytime Virtual - Kristie Anderson

Monday – 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday -  9:00 AM. to 4:00 PM

Daytime - In person – Max Hopton, Dianne Macrides and Nina Pringle

CareerLink, 479 Thomas Jones Way, Suite 500, Exton, PA
Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM; Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Evening – In-person

Ruth Grayberg – OIC, 22 N. 5th Avenue, Coatesville, PA
Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Virtual

Devan Skapetis – Monday, Wednesday, 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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