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Learning how to speak and read English is essential to thrive in the United States. Catholic Charities provides English Language instruction classes at multiple locations throughout Atlanta. Our ESL and citizenship classes provide a key component for integrating into American society for both immigrants who have recently arrived and those who have been in this country for several years.

“I take classes at Catholic Charities because I want to improve my English. I want to improve my speaking, my reading and my writing. This will help me out in my work and during my entire lifetime. Thank you.”  -Jacinto from Buford, Ga.

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English Language Instruction

Catholic Charities Atlanta’s English Language classes focus on assisting non-native English speakers master English as an educational and vocational tool.

Free classes are available to all adults. Classes are offered year-round in locations throughout the Atlanta area. Please download flyer for the complete class schedule of our Sandy Springs site.  Please see the description of our IELCE classes for information about other locations.

INTEGRATED ENGLISH LITERACY AND CIVICS EDUCATION (IELCE)

IELCE classes help adult learners become active participants in their communities. Topics covered assist students in developing the knowledge and English language skills they need to navigate educational, governmental, financial, medical, and other American institutions. Our classes provide non-native English speakers the opportunity to improve their English communication skills, gain employability skills, and become self-sufficient.

Free classes are available to all adults. Classes are offered year-round in locations throughout the Atlanta area. Please download flyer for a complete class schedule and locations.

Citizenship Classes

Citizenship classes are for adults who are ready to learn about and/or apply for US citizenship. Topics covered include the naturalization process, U.S. history and government, and the English vocabulary necessary for the citizenship test/interview. Students need to have at least an intermediate level understanding of English to register.

Free classes are available to all adults. Please download flyer for more information about class schedules and locations.

Learn more by contacting us at:

770-790-3113 or email

lsiefferman@catholiccharitiesatlanta.org

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