English as a Second Language classes are designed for English Language Learners (ELL) who speak, write, and read best in their native language and desire to learn and /or improve English language skills. The classes are available to adults 17 years and older and focus on English for daily living and communication skills in the workplace. Classes and materials are student-centered and communication-based. The curriculum is designed to be flexible based on individual needs. Teachers provide opportunities not only to learn from an instructor but also for students to work together and find strength in each other and their experiences. Students work independently and interactively in pairs and small groups.

ESL class

Students work to improve their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in English in a supportive, friendly environment. Class participants also learn about U.S. culture, government, and the responsibilities and benefits of citizenship. ESL classes are open to people from any country or culture. Classes at some sites are offered at either a beginner or intermediate/advanced level. Students will take a pre-assessment in reading and listening to help determine their level of English.

SWCC’s AEL program can also partner with local employers to offer English as Second Language classes in the workplace.

ESL Frequently Asked Questions

ESL Classes

Town Location Phone Number
Creston SWCC Creston Campus
1501 W. Townline Street, Creston, IA
Room 212/214, Instructional Center
Osceola SWCC Osceola Center
 2520 College Dr., Osceola, IA
Red Oak SWCC Red Oak Center
 2300 4th St., Red Oak, IA

Please call closest class site for class schedule and orientation appointment.