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Our free English classes teach adult refugees, immigrants, citizens and asylees all levels of English from literacy to pre-college readiness. Students of all immigration statuses are welcome.

Classes are offered in-person and online. See our list of classes and schedules below. To join online classes, you will need a computer with internet or a smartphone with the Zoom app and to attend in-person registration. To join in-person classes, you will need proof of vaccination for Covid-19.

MFIP or school verification question? Contact the Languages Program Manager, Stacy.


Register for English Class

Interested in our English or Citizenship classes? Intake is every Monday in-person from 2-4pm. We do not do phone or form intake; students must come in person to take an English test and register. Students who want to take in-person classes must bring proof of COVID-19 vaccination. 

Students must be:

  • adult (17+)
  • living in Minnesota
  • not enrolled in high school, college, or university
  • vaccinated for COVID 19

English Class Schedule

CORE ENGLISH CLASSES

English A *class is currently full

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Teacher: Stacy

Delivery: in-person and zoom


English B

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Teacher: Mary Ellen

Delivery: in-person


English C

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Teacher: Liz

Delivery: in-person


English D

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Teacher: Quyen

Delivery: in-person


Are you ready for College or University?

See our College Readiness Academy program page.


SKILLS CLASSES

Math 1

Learn the skills and English vocabulary for beginner math (+-x/=). Good for English B, C, and D students. 

When: Fridays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Teacher: Quyen 

Delivery: zoom


Citizenship

Citizenship class is designed for those preparing for the Citizenship test. Learn about US History, Government, and practice the Citizenship interview. Good for all English levels.

When: See Citizenship site

Teacher: Dani

Delivery: in-person and zoom


Community Orientation Workshops

Community Orientation Workshops teach about life in the United States. Good for all English levels.

When: In-Person Level 1 Mondays & Wednesdays 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Online Level 2 Wednesdays & Thursdays 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
In-Person Level 2 Mondays & Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Teacher: Kaija

Delivery: in-person and zoom


Advanced Pronunciation

Practice speaking clearly. Good for English levels C and D. 

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Teacher: Sarah

Delivery: zoom


Writing Strong Sentences

Learn writing skills to grow from word to sentence to paragraph. 

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Teacher: Mary Ellen

Delivery: in-person


Writing for College & Career *Starting July 6

Learn writing skills needed for higher education in the US. 

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Teacher: Liz

Delivery: in-person and zoom


Conversation 

Practice your speaking skills with native speakers of English. Good for all English levels.

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Teacher: Quyen

Delivery: in-person and zoom


Know Your Rights

Learn about your rights in different situations. Good for English levels C and D.

When: Mondays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. & Fridays 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Teacher: Tracy

Delivery: zoom


Driver’s Education

Learn about the permit test. Good for English levels C and D.

When: TBD

Teacher: Nick


Are you looking for job training?

See our Hospitality Career Pathway or Nursing Assistant Training Program.

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