In our free English as a Second Language (ESL) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes, we help our students build the skills they need to thrive in the classroom, in the workplace, and in their community.
In our ESL classes, students learn in a supportive classroom environment where they can gain confidence in their ability to speak, read, and write in English.
Then, our ABE classes build on the foundation laid in our ESL program. This course focuses on the reading, writing, and math skills needed to prepare students for a GED program, continued education, or a fulfilling career.
All Adult Education Online
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, until further notice, all adult education coursework will be completed online.
Our team is providing equipment and technical support for ESL and ABE students.
Learn more about how we’re staying safe through COVID-19.
The Erie House team also provides resume writing workshops, one-on-one customized job coaching and counseling, job placement services, and referrals to support individuals on their paths to great careers.
Volunteer with us
Check out our list of volunteer positions with our programs — including virtual opportunities to get involved like tutoring English learners and helping our students prepare for their citizenship interviews.
Support our work
You can help us continue and expand our work providing foundational academic and professional support to reach more of our community.
Erie Neighborhood House is approved to operate by the Private Business and Vocational Schools Division of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Erie Neighborhood House is not accredited by a US Department of Education recognized accrediting body.
Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 North Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, IL 62701
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Upon completing our program, you may then be able to transfer credit hours to one of our partner advanced training institutions (acceptability of transfer credit is up to the receiving institution; admission/enrollment is also at the discretion of the institution, according to their eligibility/suitability criteria).