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Learn English/Aprende Inglés in Chicago
Learn English in the Suburbs
Aprende Inglés en los Suburbios
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Or contact:

Emily Van Drew, Dupage/Aurora’s Education Student Support Manager,

Wendy Maloney, DuPage/Aurora’s Enrollment & Recruitment Coordinator, (630) 888-0023,

Alexandra Hubbard-Warfield, Adult Education Program Specialist, (773) 681-8560,

Amanda Foster, Adult Education Program Specialist, (872) 265-4815,

Refugees and other immigrants arriving in the U.S. come with a wide variety of educational and linguistic backgrounds, but all share the desire to integrate and thrive in their new home.

Learning English - a gateway to life in the U.S. - is a critical part of this journey. Without basic English language skills, newly arrived refugees and other immigrants are unable to access the resources and services that help them navigate daily life in the US. Economic opportunities are also drastically limited, creating a significant barrier to flourishing in their new country.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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ESL teaching/learning

A High-Quality Learning Experience


At World Relief, we’re working to change this reality.

We believe every immigrant should have access to a high-quality, professional place to learn English. With over 30 years of experience educating tens of thousands of adult students across the nation, our English as a Second Language (ESL) classes provide immigrants with the language skills, community connections, and independence they need to flourish and succeed in the U.S.

What We Offer Chicagoland


World Relief Chicagoland education programs in both the city and suburbs include English classes, career readiness and advancement classes, and English and citizenship tutoring for adults. These classes involve a combination of video lessons, virtual classroom meetings, and independent homework assignments. Classes typically last one to two hours during either morning, evening, or weekend hours.

As part of the curriculum, students also receive digital literacy training, job interview training, the skills required to best support their children in school, information on how to obtain citizenship, and advice on how to meet personal goals. Classes and tutoring options are offered to immigrants at their appropriate skill levels.

Programs result in students who are confident and able to more successfully navigate day-to-day life in the United States.



“You have helped me obtain direction, support, affection, and the necessary tools to start a new life here in the USA. I could not have reached my goals so quickly without your help. Thank you very much!”
- Ysbelia, WR Client

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