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English as a Second Language

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 610-235-4593.
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.


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

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


Henderson High School
400 Montgomery Avenue
West Chester, PA 19380

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

Tutors are also available to work with students whose work or daily schedules interfere with regular class attendance. Please call Debbie Rikess at 610-280-2605 or email

La Comunidad Hispana

Kennett Square
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
St. Patrick's Church
212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348

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

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

La Comunidad Hispana offers childcare services. For more information, please call 610-444-7550 x227

Chester County Intermediate Unit

Kennett Square

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Kaolin Mushroom Farm
649 W South Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348




The competition for jobs is intense. A high school diploma is a necessity. Don’t be at a disadvantage! It’s never too late to get ahead. We can prepare you for the General Education diploma examination.

All test takers need to register on Scheduled test takers need to arrive no later than 15 minutes before their scheduled test time to go through admittance process.

The new GED Testing Center in Chester County is now open at the PA CareerLink in Exton!

Chester County OIC is the contracted Site Administration. Jacqueline Painter is the Center Administrator and Test Proctor. For further information please call 484-364-1566 and leave a voicemail. Calls will be returned within 24 hours. If callers would like to speak to someone immediately, they should call CCOIC at the main number, 610-692-2344 and press “0” for the receptionist.

PA CareerLink – Chester County
479 Thomas Jones Way, Suite 500
Exton, PA 19341

Hours of Operation
Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays, 9:00 AM- 12:30 PM

Directions to the PA CareerLink – Chester County
From the west:
US 30 East toward Exton to the Lancaster Av exit.
Turn left onto Quarry Rd and make the next right onto Lancaster Av (Bus. 30E).
Turn right onto Oaklands Blvd
Turn left onto Thomas Jones Way

From the east:
US 30 West toward Downingtown/Coatesville to the Lancaster Av (Bus 30 E exit)
Turn right onto Lancaster Av going East.
Turn right onto Oaklands Blvd
Turn left onto Thomas Jones Way

GED Classes – West Chester
Classes are held at our main office in West Chester, PA on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00PM – 9:00PM.

GED Classes – Exton
Chester County Career Link, 479 Thomas Jones Way, Suite 500, Exton PA 19341
Fall, Winter and Spring classes: Monday to Thursday, 9 AM – 12 PM, and 12:30 PM to 3 PM
Summer Hours (June-August): Mondays-Thursdays, 9 AM – 1 PM

Students are invited to stay for both sessions for the fastest progress. This is a fast-paced, comprehensive GED program.

GED Classes conducted by CCOIC partner agencies – Phoenixville, Oxford, Downingtown and Coatesville

Classes in Phoenixville are held from 6:00PM-8:30 PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Phoenixville Middle School, beginning September 2014.

Classes in Oxford are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 10AM to 1PM at the Oxford Presbyterian Church, beginning September 2014.

Classes in Downingtown are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Chester County Intermediate Unit, beginning September 2014

Please call Maryann Mann at 610-692-2344 for up-to-date registration information.

OIC also offers GED tutoring services. Please see the Adult Workforce Literacy Program.

For more information or to register please call Maryann at 610-235-4588

Se habla español. Llame 484-364-1566.

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 (  or 610-280-2605) if you are interested in working with a tutor to advance your educational and career goals.


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

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


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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