ESL (English as a Second Language)

We welcome people from all nations, speaking all languages, and representing all cultures and religions.

ESL classes meet in the Education Building of First Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 302 W. Church Street, Champaign, on the corner of State St. and Church St., across from West Side Park.

All classes are free. You must be at least 18 years old to attend our program. We have classes for all levels of English.

In our classes, volunteer tutors help people improve their English language skills.

We have an open enrollment, which means that students can register and attend classes as their schedules allow.

Classes meet Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Education Building. We are closed on President’s Day (February 20) and Spring Break (week of March 20, 2017). Spring classes end on May 25, 2017.
Summer 2017 Schedule
9:00-11:00 AM
  • No ESL the week of Memorial Day (May 29-June 1)
  • No ESL the week of July 4 (July 4-6)
  • No ESL August 1-17 (Building closed for cleaning and maintenance)

FALL ESL begins MONDAY, AUGUST 21 (classes Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-11:00 a.m.)



  • Please let Debra know if you will be absent from ESL for more than 2 weeks.
  • You can contact Debra at
  • Look for updates and pictures on Facebook (ESL at FPCC) and right here on the website

NOTE: We’re sorry…but all of our classes are currently full. If you would like to be on our waiting list, please contact Debra Miller (see details below) or stop by the church. We’ll contact you as soon as we have an opening for you!

Would you like to visit or find out more about ESL at First Presbyterian Church? Are you interested in volunteer opportunities?

More information about our ESL Program

Would you like to visit or find out more about ESL at First Presbyterian Church?  Are you interested in volunteer opportunities?  
Please contact Debra Miller, the ESL Coordinator, via email at or call the church office at 217-356-7238.