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

-Monday and Wednesdays: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

-Please contact Patricia Grote at pgrote@iowainternationalcenter.org

ESL Site 2: Windfield West Apartments 

75 SE Windfield Pky, Waukee, IA 50263
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30 -7:00 PM

-Please contact Patrica Grote at pgrote@iowainternationalcenter.org if you have questions 

ESL Site 3: Waukee Public Library 

950 Warrior Ln, Waukee, IA, US, 50263

1st and 3rd Thursday morning of the month: 10:00 - 11:00 AM 

2nd and 4th Tuesday evening of the month: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

this is a 60 minute conversation class that meets to practice English conversation 

Please contact Patricia Grote at pgrote@iowainternationalcenter.org if you have questions 

ESL Site 4: 

Nisaa Family African Services 

4926 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310

Saturdays, starting on February 29th: 10:30 - 11:30 AM

This class is for women and focuses on financial literacy 

If you have questions, please contact Patricia Grote at pgrote@iowainternationalcenter.org 

DMACC

Des Moines Area Community College offers non-credit and credit ESL through the year. Please click on the link for a full class schedule, class locations and the requirements for taking a DMACC ESL course: https.//www.dmacc.edu/esl/Pages/welcome.aspx

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/

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 Paul1426 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
Contact: Andrew Gross - ajgross@svdpdsm.org
GED/HiSet Preparation -Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 5:00 - 7:30 PM 
Also offers: Finance 101 class that runs every Friday at 9:30 AM, career focused classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00 PM

Friendship Center
1526 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Des Moines, Iowa 50314
Phone: 515-244-1701
Primary Contact: Joe Quick - ministry@friendshipbaptistcenter.org
-Basic English -Childcare available

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)

Forest Avenue Library
1326 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Phone: 515-283-4152
-Every Tuesday from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM they host a Conversations & Coffee program. New English Speakers can practice their English over coffee at the library and also use the language resources there for free. You can find more information here

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

-Monday and Wednesdays: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

-Please contact Patricia Grote at pgrote@iowainternationalcenter.org

ESL Site 2: Windfield West Apartments 

75 SE Windfield Pky, Waukee, IA 50263
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30 -7:00 PM

-Please contact Patrica Grote at pgrote@iowainternationalcenter.org if you have questions 

ESL Site 3: Waukee Public Library 

950 Warrior Ln, Waukee, IA, US, 50263

1st and 3rd Thursday morning of the month: 10:00 - 11:00 AM 

2nd and 4th Tuesday evening of the month: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

this is a 60 minute conversation class that meets to practice English conversation 

Please contact Patricia Grote at pgrote@iowainternationalcenter.org if you have questions 

ESL Site 4: 

Nisaa Family African Services 

4926 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310

Saturdays, starting on February 29th: 10:30 - 11:30 AM

This class is for women and focuses on financial literacy 

If you have questions, please contact Patricia Grote at pgrote@iowainternationalcenter.org 

DMACC

Des Moines Area Community College offers non-credit and credit ESL through the year. Please click on the link for a full class schedule, class locations and the requirements for taking a DMACC ESL course: https.//www.dmacc.edu/esl/Pages/welcome.aspx

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/

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 Paul1426 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
Contact: Andrew Gross - ajgross@svdpdsm.org
GED/HiSet Preparation -Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 5:00 - 7:30 PM 
Also offers: Finance 101 class that runs every Friday at 9:30 AM, career focused classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00 PM

Friendship Center
1526 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Des Moines, Iowa 50314
Phone: 515-244-1701
Primary Contact: Joe Quick - ministry@friendshipbaptistcenter.org
-Basic English -Childcare available

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)

Forest Avenue Library
1326 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Phone: 515-283-4152
-Every Tuesday from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM they host a Conversations & Coffee program. New English Speakers can practice their English over coffee at the library and also use the language resources there for free. You can find more information here

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.