ESL (English as a Second Language)
In collaboration with Wilbur Wright Community College, Northwest Community Church and St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Onward Neighborhood House offers computerized levels 1-5 English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adults. Both morning and evening classes are available. Wright Community College provides the instructors and the curriculum while Onward Neighborhood House, Northwest Community Church and St. Peter’s United Church of Christ recruit then students. Registration and testing are done on site at Onward Neighborhood House.
Based on testing, participants are placed in one of 5 levels offered and placed at one of the sites. All three sites are in close proximity to each other.
Once students complete their ESL classes, they can continue their studies, pursue a degree, retrain for a new profession, or just navigate through their daily lives with greater ease. People can speak to their doctors, salesclerks or children’s teachers with greater confidence.
Passing the GED test gives those who do not complete high school, or who do not meet requirements for a high school diploma, the opportunity to earn their high school diploma also referred to as general equivalency diploma (GED). This class is offered in the evenings in both English and Spanish in collaboration with Wilbur Wright Community College.