ESL (English as a Second Language)


Our classes focus on improving English language skills and teaching American culture. It is a safe and fun place to learn and make new friends.

About Our Classes:

  • Classes meet Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • We have 4 levels of English instruction.
  • Classes are for adults. You must be at least 18 years old to attend.
  • We do not provide childcare.
  • Our classes are free, but donations are welcome if you are able to give. The “recommended registration donation” is $20, but any amount is appreciated.


  • Classes are in the Education Building of First Presbyterian Church of Champaign at 302 W. Church Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820
Our classes are currently full. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please attend the next informational meeting. 

The next ESL Informational Meetings are on the following dates and times:

  • December 20th at 11:15am
  • January 11th at 9:30am
  • January 24th at 11:15am

 All meetings will be in the Cafe in the First Presbyterian Church Education Building on the corner of State Street and Church Street. 

At the meeting, you will receive more details about our program. If you wish to be added to our waiting list, you may fill out the paperwork at the meeting after a brief interview. There is free parking available in the church parking lot. You can get to the parking lot from Hill Street. The church is easily reached by MTD bus.  Click here for location details. Expect to spend at least an hour at the meeting. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jeanette Pyne at