English as a Second Language

ESL - English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes strengthen English reading, writing, and listening skills for employment, college, and student success. Instruction is provided for beginning, intermediate, and advanced level ESL learners. ESL Transition classes are provided at Kishwaukee College.

Classes are held in Malta at Kishwaukee College and in the communities of DeKalb and Rochelle. Classes at each location may vary.

Due to COVID-19, registration will be done by phone and assessment testing will be completed in class. View the ESL Class Schedule to determine dates, times and locations for classes.  Please view the Registration and Orientation page to get a head start on your registration process.


A causa del COVID-19, haremos la registración por teléfono y los examenes de nivel en clase.  Mire el folleto Spanish Fall ESL Schedule para determinar las fechas, horas, y ubicaciones de clases.  Por favor, mire la página de Registration and Orientation para empezar el proceso de registración.



ESL Contact Information

Mari Vesey
Administrative Assistant

Jaime Schrader
Director of Adult Education & Perkins Support

Spanish-speaking limited hours, leave a message.


Family Literacy Program

The Family Literacy Program offers childcare to parents who are enrolled in Adult Education classes. 

This program offers on-site childcare with educational activities for children whose parents are attending Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency preparation classes or ESL classes.

Classes and funds are limited to select locations.

Contact Information

Patti Wragg
Office: C1210