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2315 Chicago Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612.874.9963
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

Registration takes about 90 minutes and includes a placement test. Unfortunately, our school does not have childcare during classes or registration. Please call us with any questions 612-874-9963!

*We will still be registering students for our fall term during our semester break from August 16th- September 10th. Come in from 12-2 PM and reserve your place in our fall classes!

Fall 2018 Semester Schedule

Fall classes run from September 10th – December 20th

AM English Class: 9:30-11:45 AM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Additional morning classes are held before and after English class and include reading tutoring, conversation circle, math, and U.S. citizenship.

PM English Class: 6:45-8:30 PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Additional evening classes are held before English class beginning at 5:30 and include distance learning, math, open computer lab, and U.S. citizenship.

Student Requirements:

  • Originally came to the U.S. as an 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

Resource

Why It’s Helpful

5 Minute English
www.5minuteenglish.com
Short lessons on a variety of topics.
ABEWeb
http://abeweb.mpls.k12.mn.us
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
home.earthlink.net/~brekkmail/id24.html
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!
engVid
www.engvid.com/english-lessons
More than 500 videos of English lessons. You can search by level, topic, or teacher.
ESL Learning for Traveling Students
http://www.kanetix.ca/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
https://www.seasidemexico.com/sanfelipe/esl-reference-guide
Activities to assist with vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and reading, as well as miscellaneous ESL resources.
Global English
www.youtube.com/user/learnexmumbai?feature=watch
A weekly series of English videos on a variety of topics. Intermediate to advanced learners.
Interesting Things for ESL Students
www.manythings.org
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

Learn Online with ESL Resources


This site curates a variety of resources for advanced English learners.
Pumarosa (Spanish only)
www.pumarosa.com
This site is only available in Spanish. It includes both English and citizenship study activities.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/exercises
Grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, sentence style, paraphrasing, and writing exercises.
Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab
www.esl-lab.com
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
www.usalearns.org
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

Resource

Why It’s Helpful

AAA Math
www.aaamath.com
This site covers a wide range of math concepts but is best for advanced English readers.
Khan Academy
www.khanacademy.org
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!
Math-Aids.com
www.math-aids.com
This site generates math worksheets. Great for students and teachers. There are quite a few popup ads.

Community Resources

Resource

Why It’s Helpful

ECHO
www.echominnesota.org
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.


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