ESL / ESOL Classes

3600 Dentzler RD, Parma, OH 44134
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Our mission is to provide quality educational programming for adults as they strive to reach their goals in their roles as learners, family members, citizens and workers. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our students and staff, we have been recognized by the State of Ohio as having an Exemplary ABLE Program. Contact: Susan Sheehan


7285 Old Oak Blvd., Middleburg Heights, OH
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Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) at Polaris Career Center offers free classes for adults who are ready to move forward with their education and training.


2728 Euclid Avenue, Suite #400
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Project Learn is Greater Cleveland’s premier adult education center, and it has acquired a national reputation for its leadership in advancing literacy. Our mission is “Literacy for Every Adult,” and our purpose is to provide basic skills, GED preparation and job support services to adults so that they may attain self-sufficiency and independence.  We believe that Learning Lasts Forever.

Education is freedom: when students acquire basic skills, a GED, and a job they become self-sufficient, they can solve the problems of daily living, they take full advantage of their citizenship and participate fully in the affairs of their community.

At the inception of Project Learn in 1974, few people realized the extent of adult illiteracy. But in its formative years – because of the inspirational leadership of founding director Nancy Oakley, the tremendous dedication of so many volunteers and the persistent courage of adults who were learning to read – Project Learn gained momentum and word of its work spread throughout the community.  What began as a small reading project soon evolved into a multi-dimensional adult education program. Over time, Project Learn added English for Speakers of Other Languages tutoring; pre-GED classes; workplace skills training for manufacturing employees; classes for corrections inmates; comprehensive library services designed especially for new readers; computer-assisted learning instruction; and small group teaching.  All of these new programs came about with one fundamental aim – to provide basic level students with whatever they needed to realize their goals.  Adherence to this principle has paid off: in thirty-seven years, over 20,000 adults have improved their skills at Project Learn.
(216) 621-9483

9302 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Salaam Cleveland hopes to promote diversity and spread the message of peace, unity and equality. Based on common ethical principles, our projects are chosen to benefit all communities in Northeast Ohio. We believe that mutual respect, understanding, and compassion are essential for unity and peace. As an organization we aspire to provide care that touches all aspects of life and seek to connect with brothers and sisters in the spirit of service, love and light.

2130A Hayes Avenue Sandusky, OH 44870
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Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE)

Services include:

GED (General Educational Development) – FREE class to become a High School Graduate.  Study English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Reading along side other adult students.  Learn about the subjects on the test, practice taking the test, and find out how the test will be scored.

WorkKeys – FREE classes to prepare for WorkKeys testing for placement in post-secondary education training programs.

Compass – FREE class to prepare for Compass testing for placement in college courses.

ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) – FREE classes to prepare adults from other countries to read, write, and speak the English language.

Basic Skills Refresher – Perfect class for adults who have been out of school for more than five years.  FREE instruction in Math, English, and Reading.

To register for one of the above mentioned programs please call 419-984-1135

GED Test Registration

In order to improve the transition to the 2014 Computer Based GED®, the Ohio Department of Education, along with input from multiple internal and external stakeholders, has developed a GED voucher system.First-time 2014 Computer Based GED® test takers are eligible to receive a voucher worth up to $80 toward testing fees. To be eligible to receive the voucher, participants must contact a Career-Technical Planning District for career and educational guidance prior to scheduling and paying for the 2014 Computer Based GED® test. The purpose of this career and educational guidance is to provide information about additional career and educational programming to help participants transition into postsecondary education, training and employment.

Career Technical Planning District contact:
Nancy Zechman
2130 Hayes Avenue
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

GED Voucher contact:
Kris Thompson, Coordinator
2130 Hayes Avenue
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

* Sandusky Career Center is no longer an authorized GED testing center. If you are interested in preparing for the GED, please refer to the above information.

* Sandusky Career Center does not retain copies of GED transcripts. The student will need to contact the Ohio Department of Education regarding their GED transcript. The ODE phone number is 877-644-6338 or information can be found on the website at


15600 Parkland Drive Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120

With International Baccalaureate programming at all grade levels and exchange partnerships with schools around the globe, the Shaker Heights schools offer a world of opportunities to students, Located just minutes from the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, and downtown Cleveland, Shaker Heights is home to a vibrant international community and highly respected public schools. International Baccalaureate programming ESL Student/staff exchange with schools in Japan, China, India, France, Germany, England, and Latin America International clubs for students and parents Understanding of student transfer, visa and legal issues

13200 Pearl Rd, Cleveland, OH 44136
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Beginning this August, Strongsville and Polaris will join forces to offer adult and community education classes. For decades both organizations have provided high quality programs and services. By merging operations, both will continue to provide these vital services in the community.

(440) 572-7000

4500 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44103

We believe lasting, positive change begins with access to opportunities.  We bridge the opportunity gap by connecting as many people as possible to effective health care, education and essential human services.

With core services in early learning, health & wellness, workforce development, youth and family services and emergency food distribution, we strive to connect our clients to the right opportunities, relationships, resources and networks that can help them build a better future.

Note: El Barrio is now a program run by the Centers for Families and Children, and the West Side Ecuminical Ministry also merged with them.

20954 Halburton Road, Beachwood, OH 44122

Description of Organization’s services: World Languages and Cultures Center is dedicated to providing excellent services in foreign languages education, cultural consulting, interpreting and translation services, and ESL classes. Does your business want to train your employees in the areas of foreign languages and cultural intelligence? We can help. Are you determined to create a harmonious and friendly work environment for a team of culturally diverse employees? We can help. Are you a new immigrant or international student who wants to improve your English and effectively cope with culture shock? We can help. Would you like to get your children start early on a fun bilingual/multilingual journey to be better prepared for our rapidly globalizing world? We can help. Do you need translators and interpreters for international business, court appearance, doctor’s appointments, conferences and lectures, etc? We can help.
Languages + Cultures = The Key To The World

200 East Wood Street Youngstown, OH 44503
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ABLE offers classes in: • Basic skills (math, writing, science, social studies, literature) • Remedial skills • GED preparation • Academic skills to transition to a career • Career exploration • Job skills training • Study skills • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) • Basic Technology • WorkKeys and TABE preparation.


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