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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.


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

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

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

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 ( or 610-344-4013) 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 610-344-4013 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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