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English Classes

Learn and Practice English

Learn how to read, write and speak English. Our free classes teach all levels of adult English classes for New Americans, from literacy to pre-college readiness. Our teachers will help you start the best class for your learning level.

Monday – Thursday
Morning, afternoon or evening
In-person or online
Cost: Free

Get Started

You must come to an in-person intake session to register for the following classes:

  • English Classes and Driver’s Education
  • Citizenship Class
  • Community Orientation Workshops
  • Housekeeping Training
  • Cashiering Skills Training
  • Dietary Aide Training

When: Mondays | Arrive between 12-1 p.m. (Get directions.)

No appointment is needed.

Please plan to be here for at least two hours, depending on how many students are waiting. During your visit, you will take an English test and talk about your goals. Our teachers will help you start the best class for your learning level.

About Our Classes

In person classes are at the International Institute of Minnesota (1694 Como Avenue, St. Paul MN). We also offer online classes. First, you will first need to register in-person. Then, you will need a computer with internet or a smartphone with the Zoom app. To join in-person classes, you will need proof of vaccination for Covid-19. Students of all immigration statuses are welcome.

Examples of our classes:
  • English A

    Learn beginning English. Meet new friends and learn in a safe, welcoming environment.

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  • Advanced Pronunciation

    This online class helps you speak English with confidence.

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  • Other English Classes

    We also offer classes for: writing, reading, listening, conversation, driver’s education and work readiness.

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More Classes and Job Trainings

  • Housekeeping Training

    Learn cleaning skills to work in hotels, nursing homes, hospitals and office buildings. Class is for students with beginning English or no work experience in the U.S. Graduates receive help finding a job.

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  • Community Orientation Workshop

    Practice English and learn skills about life in the U.S. Weekly topics include transportation, community resources, job readiness, money, health and more.

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  • Cashiering Skills Training

    Learn about food safety, basic nutrition, special diets and communication skills. For students with intermediate English. Graduates receive help finding a job.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Classes at the International Institute of Minnesota are for adults born outside of the United States. You must currently be in Minnesota to take classes. Students of all immigration statuses are welcome.

Our classes and job trainings are free to students thanks to the generous monetary support from our community.

We will suggest a class at your intake session. (CTA: Get Started)

Yes, we are close to several bus stops. Use the Metro Transit online Trip Planner to map your way here.

Yes, we have plenty of accessible, free parking.

We offer classes for people of all immigration statuses who live in Minnesota.

Yes, you can!

You can take classes at the Institute as soon as you arrive in Minnesota even if you did not receive resettlement support by the Institute.

Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions you have about English classes at the International Institute of Minnesota.

Espoir Katengura
Student Services Assistant
(651) 377-8670

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