English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Improve your English language skills with ESL classes.

Whether you're just learning English or have a pretty good understanding of the language, our two ESL programs can help.

Functional ESL (FESL): Learn how to read, write, speak and understand English in a class at your level

Academic English Language Program (AELP): For those who speak and understand English but want to improve their language skills to prepare for college-level classes


Morning and evening classes are available to fit your schedule. Most classes meet three days per week.


Classes are held on the main campus in Normal.


There is no cost to you. Classes are paid by state and federal grants.


Once you enroll, you'll get a Heartland student ID. With that ID, you can ride Connect Transit buses for free.


Let us know about your childcare needs. We may be able to help.

Get started

Before you can start class, you'll need to take a short speaking test so we know which class is best for you. Once we know your level and give you an orientation to our program, you'll be ready to begin classes.
If you have any questions about starting an ESL program, give us a call.

Contact Us

Heartland Community College
Student Commons Building, 1000
1500 W. Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761

Para información en español: Kathy McGrane, 309-268-8025.