Education & Training

Our current semester is now underway. If you would like to register for upcoming classes, please get in touch with us by calling us at 215.557.2626.

We provide English and Adult Education classes for immigrants, other English Language Learners, and others interested in improving their skills or earning credentials for employment or post-secondary education. Most of our services are provided free of charge, or at low cost. Whether you are just starting to learn English, need to improve your English for business or academic purposes, or have no formal education, we can help you.

In addition to our classes, we offer many other services to prepare students for the workplace including:

  • Case Management
  • Career Advising
  • Skills-building Workshops
  • Job Placement Support

About Our Classes

Adult Basic Education or Adult Secondary Education

Our Adult Basic Education (grades 1-8) and Adult Secondary Education (grades 9-12) classes will help you obtain your High School Equivalency Diploma (GED). To be a student in these classes, you must be 18 years or older and live in Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware, Bucks, or Montgomery Counties. These classes are open to U.S.-born and immigrant students, and non-native English speakers are encouraged to apply. Registration is free. We will assign students to classes based on their assessment score.

Citizenship Preparation

Our Citizenship Preparation class will help you prepare for your U.S. citizenship exam. If you are planning on naturalizing in the next two years, you should apply for this class. Elementary knowledge of English is required to attend this class. The new class will start November 21 and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m – 12 p.m.  Classes are free. Click here to register.

English Writing for Professionals

Our English Writing for Professionals class focuses on advanced writing, reading, and speaking skills. The class is open to foreign-educated professionals (bachelor’s or higher) looking to increase their fluency. To learn more about this class, please email us.

If you are an entrepreneur looking for information on business training classes, please check out all our programs for entrepreneurs.

If you are a immigrant professional looking for training that will help you get back into your field, please check out our International Professionals Program.