Community ELL/ESL Classes

Listed below are a few examples of locally sponsored establishments that offer ESL/ELL classes. Please call your local place of worship or community center, or call one of the establishments listed below for class dates and times.


Iowa International Center

www.iowainternationalcenter.org

ESL Site 1: Deer Ridge Apartment Complex
6007 Creston Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa
ESL classes are provided Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters
Classes are for 90 minutes each

-Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for both beginning level & level one
-Spring Semester has already begun and runs through mid-May
-Classes are open to the tenants living at Deer Ridge, who can walk from their apartments to the office for class
-Classes are also open to those who can provide transportation to Deer Ridge
-If you wish to register for either the beginning level or level one 10:00 AM class at Deer Ridge, contact Ms. Patricia Grote,
Executive Director of the Iowa International Center, at pgrote@iowainternationalcenter.org

ESL Site 2: Zion Lutheran Church
4300 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa
Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 PM, beginning level and level one between September and May
Transportation, child care, and meal provided at Zion
-To register as a new student for this class, contact Ms. Patricia Grote, Executive Director of the Iowa International Center, at pgrote@iowainternationalcenter.org

DMACC

For the most up-to-date information on classes offered by DMACC, 
please follow this link: www.dmacc.edu/esl/Pages/welcome.aspx

ESL Testing/ Registration
Wednesday March 8, Room 121 at IWD
**By appointment only
    to reserve a time contact Alexis Cade at 515-287-8714 or ancade@dmacc.edu
Classes March 20- May 4, times vary based on testing results

Urban Campus: 1100 7th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50314 (Registration Closed)
Contacts: Sheryl Sexauer 515-697-7764 or ssexauer@dmacc.edu;
My Tran 515-697-7815 or mntran2@dmacc.edu

Southridge Center: 1111 E. Army Post Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50315
Contact: Lori Rice: 515-287-8723 or lsrice@dmacc.edu

Non-Credit ESL Schedule
Fall Semester: August - December"
Spring Semester: January - May
***Enrollment/registration is required every semester
12.5 hours a week, 2.5 hours a day, or 4 hours a week in the evenings
Classes are free but required books cost $50.00

DMACC Capitol Center (Site Not Currently Offering ESL Class)
1300 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Contact Alexis Cade: 515-287-8714 or ancade@dmacc.edu
Check website for class information: https://go.dmacc.edu/esl/Pages/welcome.aspx
-L1 to L3: Monday through Thursday: 8:15 AM to 10:15 AM
-BB1 and BB2: Monday through Thrusday: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

First Christian Church
2500 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Contact Norma Rhon: 515-250-6825 or njrhon@dmacc.edu 
**Partner with DMACC
-Mondays - Thursdays: 9:30am to 11:30am
-Childcare available for ages 2 - 4

Lutheran Services in Iowa
3125 Cottage Grove Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Phone: 515-271-7335
-Must register by the first day of class
-Childcare is available
-For more information: http://lsiowa.org/index.php/services/refugee/programs/community-based-esl/
-To register: https://refer.lsiowa.org/

United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
601 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
Morning Classes Only (speciic days to come)
*Only for clients resettled by the agency

St. Vincent De Paul
1426 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
Contact: Andrew Gross - ajgross@svdpdsm.org
-Basic and Intermediate ESL levels
-Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 AM
-Childcare available, class size: 14
-GED/HiSet Preparation
-Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 5:00 - 7:30 PM
-Also offers: Basic Computing in English,
Basic Computing in Spanish, Math Tutoring, Financial Education

Evelyn K Davis Center
801 University Avenue, Unit 3
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
Phone: 515-697-7700
-Basic Literacy Classes, Adult Basic Education

Friendship Center
1526 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Des Moines, Iowa 50314
Phone: 515-244-1701
Primary Contact: Jon Jamison - jmjamison@bciowa.org
-Basic English -Mondays 5 PM -Childcare available

Trinity United Methodist Church
1548 8th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Contact Wendy Vasquez: 515-771-8656
http://trinityumcdm.org/wordpress/ministries/
-ESL classes offered Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-8:00 PM or Tuesdays 9:00-11:00 AM
-FEE: $25 registration fee per semester
-Childcare available for free

Oakridge Neighborhood
1401 Center Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Primary Contact Leslie Olson: 515-244-7702 ex. 129 or lolson@oakridgeneigborhood.org 
-Monday & Wednesday 6:00 - 7:30pm Conversational English (Drop-in)
-Monday & Wednesday 10:00am - 12:00pm Beginning/Literacy English (Rolling Enrollment)
-Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 - 3:00pm Intermediate English (Rolling Enrollment)
-Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 - 7:30pm Citizenship Test Preparation (Registration Required)
-Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 5:00 - 7:00pm GED/HiSET Preparation (DMACC partnership, Registration Required)

Catholic Charities
601 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Phone: 515-237-5025
*Only for clients resettled by the agency

Forest Avenue Library
1326 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Phone: 515-283-4152
-Every Tuesday from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

First Federated Church
4801 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Contact Karen Kennedy at 778-9697 or at kbkennedy2@hotmail.com
-Wednesdays from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
-All levels are welcome and child care available

Iowa Workforce Development
430 E Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Monday through Thursday
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***ESL class schedules are subject to change each semester, for current class schedules please contact each organization individually.

Community ELL/ESL Classes

Listed below are a few examples of locally sponsored establishments that offer ESL/ELL classes. Please call your local place of worship or community center, or call one of the establishments listed below for class dates and times.


Iowa International Center

www.iowainternationalcenter.org

ESL Site 1: Deer Ridge Apartment Complex
6007 Creston Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa
ESL classes are provided Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters
Classes are for 90 minutes each

-Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for both beginning level & level one
-Spring Semester has already begun and runs through mid-May
-Classes are open to the tenants living at Deer Ridge, who can walk from their apartments to the office for class
-Classes are also open to those who can provide transportation to Deer Ridge
-If you wish to register for either the beginning level or level one 10:00 AM class at Deer Ridge, contact Ms. Patricia Grote,
Executive Director of the Iowa International Center, at pgrote@iowainternationalcenter.org

ESL Site 2: Zion Lutheran Church
4300 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa
Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 PM, beginning level and level one between September and May
Transportation, child care, and meal provided at Zion
-To register as a new student for this class, contact Ms. Patricia Grote, Executive Director of the Iowa International Center, at pgrote@iowainternationalcenter.org

DMACC

For the most up-to-date information on classes offered by DMACC, 
please follow this link: www.dmacc.edu/esl/Pages/welcome.aspx

ESL Testing/ Registration
Wednesday March 8, Room 121 at IWD
**By appointment only
    to reserve a time contact Alexis Cade at 515-287-8714 or ancade@dmacc.edu
Classes March 20- May 4, times vary based on testing results

Urban Campus: 1100 7th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50314 (Registration Closed)
Contacts: Sheryl Sexauer 515-697-7764 or ssexauer@dmacc.edu;
My Tran 515-697-7815 or mntran2@dmacc.edu

Southridge Center: 1111 E. Army Post Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50315
Contact: Lori Rice: 515-287-8723 or lsrice@dmacc.edu

Non-Credit ESL Schedule
Fall Semester: August - December"
Spring Semester: January - May
***Enrollment/registration is required every semester
12.5 hours a week, 2.5 hours a day, or 4 hours a week in the evenings
Classes are free but required books cost $50.00

DMACC Capitol Center (Site Not Currently Offering ESL Class)
1300 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Contact Alexis Cade: 515-287-8714 or ancade@dmacc.edu
Check website for class information: https://go.dmacc.edu/esl/Pages/welcome.aspx
-L1 to L3: Monday through Thursday: 8:15 AM to 10:15 AM
-BB1 and BB2: Monday through Thrusday: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

First Christian Church
2500 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Contact Norma Rhon: 515-250-6825 or njrhon@dmacc.edu 
**Partner with DMACC
-Mondays - Thursdays: 9:30am to 11:30am
-Childcare available for ages 2 - 4

Lutheran Services in Iowa
3125 Cottage Grove Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Phone: 515-271-7335
-Must register by the first day of class
-Childcare is available
-For more information: http://lsiowa.org/index.php/services/refugee/programs/community-based-esl/
-To register: https://refer.lsiowa.org/

United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
601 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
Morning Classes Only (speciic days to come)
*Only for clients resettled by the agency

St. Vincent De Paul
1426 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
Contact: Andrew Gross - ajgross@svdpdsm.org
-Basic and Intermediate ESL levels
-Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 AM
-Childcare available, class size: 14
-GED/HiSet Preparation
-Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 5:00 - 7:30 PM
-Also offers: Basic Computing in English,
Basic Computing in Spanish, Math Tutoring, Financial Education

Evelyn K Davis Center
801 University Avenue, Unit 3
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
Phone: 515-697-7700
-Basic Literacy Classes, Adult Basic Education

Friendship Center
1526 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Des Moines, Iowa 50314
Phone: 515-244-1701
Primary Contact: Jon Jamison - jmjamison@bciowa.org
-Basic English -Mondays 5 PM -Childcare available

Trinity United Methodist Church
1548 8th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Contact Wendy Vasquez: 515-771-8656
http://trinityumcdm.org/wordpress/ministries/
-ESL classes offered Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-8:00 PM or Tuesdays 9:00-11:00 AM
-FEE: $25 registration fee per semester
-Childcare available for free

Oakridge Neighborhood
1401 Center Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Primary Contact Leslie Olson: 515-244-7702 ex. 129 or lolson@oakridgeneigborhood.org 
-Monday & Wednesday 6:00 - 7:30pm Conversational English (Drop-in)
-Monday & Wednesday 10:00am - 12:00pm Beginning/Literacy English (Rolling Enrollment)
-Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 - 3:00pm Intermediate English (Rolling Enrollment)
-Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 - 7:30pm Citizenship Test Preparation (Registration Required)
-Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 5:00 - 7:00pm GED/HiSET Preparation (DMACC partnership, Registration Required)

Catholic Charities
601 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Phone: 515-237-5025
*Only for clients resettled by the agency

Forest Avenue Library
1326 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Phone: 515-283-4152
-Every Tuesday from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

First Federated Church
4801 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Contact Karen Kennedy at 778-9697 or at kbkennedy2@hotmail.com
-Wednesdays from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
-All levels are welcome and child care available

Iowa Workforce Development
430 E Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Monday through Thursday
___________________


***ESL class schedules are subject to change each semester, for current class schedules please contact each organization individually.