Adult Education: ESL and GED
Lutheran Children and Family Service offers English as a Second Language (ESL) and GED classes at several locations throughout the Philadelphia area. Classes are scheduled to allow students to fit language and educational training into their family and work schedules. Some of our classes are supplemented with computer skills training. LCFS also recently added a class to prepare students for the knowledge portion of the Commercial Driver’s License Exam.
Below is a list of free classes that are open to the public. If you would like to register for any of these classes or have questions, please contact Elisabeth Ursell at 267-702-6889. LCFS is also looking for mentors and tutors to assist students in the adult education programs.
ESL and GED Classes are currently offered at:
Nueva Esperanza EARN Center, 4261 North 5th Street: ESL, Computer Skills and ESL for Employment. Level 1- Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. Level 2- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. Open Enrollment, students may also register through the EARN Center. Public Transportation- Bus 47 (Bristol St. Stop) and Bus 57.
RAICES, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 6001 Colgate St.: ESL Multi-level Class. Monday and Wednesday 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Open Enrollment. Public Transportation- Bus 18 (Rising Sun & Comly St Stop).
E3 Center, 5201 Old York Road, Suite B: ESL, GED, and Employment Classes. Tuesday and Thursday 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Open Enrollment. Public Transportation: Broad Street Line (Logan Stop) and Bus 16 (Broad St & Duncannon Stop).
Cardone Industries: ESL Multi-level classes. Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Cardone employees only.
LCFS Adult Education programs are funded by the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy and offered in partnership with other members of the Olney/Logan Neighborhood Adult Learning Community. These include Nueva Esperanza EARN Center, Esperanza CareerLink, Cardone Industries, Raices, and Esperanza College.