2013-08-12-09.15A world of education.


2315 Chicago Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Office Hours: 8am-9pm, Mon-Thurs (Fri by appointment)


Would you (or someone you know) like to improve your English skills?
Interested students can register in the office Monday through Thursday from 12pm-2pm. No appointment is necessary. Students will register on a first-come, first-served basis. New students should plan to spend 90 minutes to two hours at registration. If they need interpretation, we encourage them to bring a friend or family member with who can help. Our school does not have childcare. We will have to turn away any students who bring young children to registration. Please call us with any questions!

Spring 2018 Semester Schedule

January 16th to April 26th


Morning (AM) Program

Open Computer Lab

8:00am to 9:30am  —  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Reading and Conversation Circle

8:00am to 9:00am  —  Monday (English 3 – 5/6)  *ask in office


9:30am to 11:45am  —  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


12:00pm to 1:00pm  —  Wednesday


12:00pm to 1:00pm  —   Monday, Wednesday, Thursday


Evening (PM) Program

Open Computer Lab

4:30pm to 5:30pm   —  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Learning Lab

4:30pm to 5:30pm  —  Tuesday, Wednesday

Unsupervised Study Hall

4:30pm to 5:30pm  —  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday


5:30pm to 6:30pm  —   Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


5:30pm to 6:30pm  —  Monday & Tuesday (English 3 – 5/6)

5:30pm to 6:30pm  —  Wednesday (all English levels)

Reading Circle

5:30pm to 6:30pm  —  Monday (English 5/6)  *ask in office

5:30pm to 6:30pm  —  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (English 3 – 5/6)  *ask in office

Burlington English (Online)

5:30pm to 6:30pm  —  Monday, Tuesday  *ask in office

USALearns  (Online)

5:30pm to 6:30pm  —  Wednesday, Thursday  *ask in office


6:45pm to 8:30pm  —  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Student Requirements:

Immigrant or refugee

  • Adult, age 18+, or 17+ with parent/guardian permission and a high school withdrawal slip
  • Must not test beyond the limits of our school (CASAS score of 236 on reading and listening)
  • Must be enrolled in our English classes to take any of our other classes


Practice English


Why It’s Helpful

5 Minute English
Short lessons on a variety of topics.
Minneapolis Public Schools Adult Education—many great resources! Click on your level and choose the subject you want to practice.
Cielito’s ESL Literacy Website for Beginners
The content is for beginning English students, but the site could be confusing if you cannot read any English yet. Many activities available for each topic!
More than 500 videos of English lessons. You can search by level, topic, or teacher.
ESL Learning for Traveling Students
This site is better for more advanced learners. It links to many other resources, including practice with grammar, reading and writing, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and listening.
ESL Reference Guide for Spanish Speakers
Activities to assist with vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and reading, as well as miscellaneous ESL resources.
Global English
A weekly series of English videos on a variety of topics. Intermediate to advanced learners.
Interesting Things for ESL Students
This site has a lot of great activities, but it can be a little difficult to find activities at the right level until you get to know your way around. Listen and read, pronunciation, games, puzzles, slang, proverbs, and much more.
Kent State University ESL Resources


This site curates a variety of resources for advanced English learners.
Pumarosa (Spanish only)
This site is only available in Spanish. It includes both English and citizenship study activities.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
Grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, sentence style, paraphrasing, and writing exercises.
Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab
This site focuses on listening activities. Many topics organized into easy, medium, and difficult activities—though easy is pretty hard! Not a good place for beginners but helpful for more advanced listeners. The site also has quite a few ads and can be difficult to navigate if you’re a new internet user.
U.S.A. Learns
This site is available in English and Spanish. Lessons are grouped by beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels and cover a range of topics.


Practice Math


Why It’s Helpful

AAA Math
This site covers a wide range of math concepts but is best for advanced English readers.
Khan Academy
This site requires you to register, but registration is free. Great explanation of a wide range of math concepts. Could be difficult for beginning English speakers to understand, but the instructor also demonstrates all the concepts taught. Plus, minus, multiple, divide, algebra, geometry, and more! Not just math!
This site generates math worksheets. Great for students and teachers. There are quite a few popup ads.

Community Resources


Why It’s Helpful

ECHO provides emergency and community health information in many languages. You can access videos on a wide range of topics on their website to learn more about daily living topics in Minnesota, as well as emergency situations.
Housing Resources A list of housing resources in the Twin Cities.
Employment Resources A list of organizations that provide job training, help with job searches, and other employment resources.
Health Resources A list of organizations that provide various health services (primarily mental and dental health) as well as aid with healthcare.