Adult Basic Education(ABE)/High School Equivalency (HSE)/ English Language Acquisition (ELA)
Welcome to the office for ABE/HSE/ELA at College of DuPage. Our mission is to provide free, quality instructional programming and support services to help adults learn English and civics, improve reading, writing, math skills and prepare to pass high school equivalency exams.
Students who successfully complete our programs acquire the skills necessary to improve employment opportunities, advance to further education or training and are more involved in their communities.
Classes are offered in more than 25 locations throughout our district. Chances are we are in your neighborhood – let us help you take that next step. Contact us at (630) 942-3697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Academic English Language Studies program (ELS)
To learn more about this program, please visit that program's website.
To register or for detailed program information, call Adult Education at (630) 942-3697 or visit our office in the Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110. To view our complete program listing, see the Spring 2019 Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.
Adult Education and ELA Office
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-3697
Fax: (630) 942-3804
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For the purpose of compliance with Public Law 101-166 (The Stevens Amendment) approximately 26% of the College of DuPage ABE/GED/ESL programs are federally funded.
ABE/GED/ESL Classes at COD
The mission of ABE/GED/ESL at College of DuPage is to provide free, quality instructional programming and support services to help adults learn English and civics, improve reading, writing, math skills and prepare to pass the GED exams.
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“I thought that English was a big obstacle in my life, but after a couple of years of study, and thanks to the teachers at COD, I have learned a lot of English, enough to start taking college classes. I would highly recommend this college because it is a place where we can find good people, counselors, and teachers who are willing to help us succeed in our education."Read Spotlight
“College of DuPage has wonderful programs starting with ABE, ESL, GED, and then many majors of study, for example the Accounting 3+1 program. The classes are inexpensive and available in the morning and also the evening. With my improved English skills and my GED in hand, I have opened more doors in my new country than I could have ever imagined."Read Spotlight
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137
(630) 942-2800 (Main)
(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)
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