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Announcement: Immigration services does not take walk-in appointments. To make an appointment please call 651-377-8642 and leave a voicemail message.

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 and evening
In-person and online

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:

More Classes and Job Trainings

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.

Zahra Gaal
Student Services Assistant & Intake Specialist
(615) 377-8670