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Learn English at the Library!

English as a Second Language

ESL classes are meeting in person!

Next Sessions: Entry Level 

January 16 - March 23, 2023
Mondays and Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Merrillville Branch, Meeting Room B

These classes are for beginners who speak only a few words of English or none at all.

Next Sessions: Beginner Level

January 16 - March 23, 2023
Mondays and Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Merrillville Branch, Meeting Room C

These classes are for beginners who are ready to learn to hold short conversations in English.

Contact Information

Rosella Garcia, Literacy Coordinator: 769-3541, ext. 337
Please call with any questions, or to sign up. Leave your name and number if you are thinking about attending so we can plan for materials!

Sign Up for ESL Here! ↓

English as a Second Language
Thu, Feb 02, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, Feb 09, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, Feb 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Feb 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, Feb 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, Mar 02, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, Mar 09, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, Mar 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, Mar 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Citizenship Instructors and Student

Citizenship Classes

Intermediate English skills required

When: January 16 - March 22, 2023, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Where: Merrillville Branch, Meeting Room C

Come learn about what to expect when applying for citizenship in the U.S. We will help you learn the necessary civic information while also improving your English language skills so you can pass the reading, writing and speaking parts of the exam. Students taking this class must have at least intermediate level English-speaking skills.

Call 219-769-3541 ext 337 to sign up, or just walk in!

We Need Volunteers!


Is English your first language? Would you like to share it? Do you love grammar? Join our volunteer team of teachers!

Volunteer teachers commit to three 10-week sessions throughout the year (about 5 hours/week Mondays & Thursdays while class is in session). If you'd like to help out, give us a call at (219) 769-3541, ext 337. 

Thank you! Our ESL classes wouldn't be possible without you!