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English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

There are several options to take English language learning classes in Brookings:

 

Lake Area Technical Institute Adult Education & Literacy
1310 S. Main Ave, Suite 112, Brookings, SD
Classes held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Levels: All levels, but classes focus on intermediate level.
Cost: Free
Contact: Carla Steffensen: carla.steffensen@swiftel.net or 605-688-4370
Students are asked to bring a Visa/passport, green card, or proof of citizenship. If this is not available, any government issued picture ID will be excepted. Students will be required to complete intake paperwork and take an oral and/or written English assessment. All materials are provided, but students can bring notebooks and pens if desired. Must be at least age 18 to participate. Daycare is not provided.

 

University Lutheran Center
1404 8th Street, Brookings, SD
Classes held on Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11:30 am; Thursdays from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Levels: Conversational English, all levels
Cost: Free
Contact: Doris A. Schumacher, dahschumacher@hotmail.com or text 605-691-5785. Others: Cindy Ostlie, 605-697-6047 and Carla Steffensen, carla.steffensen@swiftel.net, 605-688-4370.
All are welcome. No ID is required, but we ask students to provide their phone number or email so we can contact students if there is a change. Please ask about daycare.

 

St. Thomas More
1700 8th Street South, Brookings, SD
Classes held on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 pm in Room 112
Levels: All levels
Cost: Free
Contact: Paula Klein, paulafcarneiro@gmail.com, 651-434-4455
All are welcome. No ID is required, but we ask students to provide their phone number or email so we can contact students if there is a change.

 

South Dakota State University
Intensive ESL Program
Classes held each semester for 16 weeks
Levels: Advanced
Cost: $5,747
Contact:  sdsu.esl@sdstate.edu, 605-688-4122
Students must meet the minimum English proficiency requirements for admission to the ESL program. The program consists of one level. Students can expect to complete ESL in one to two semesters based on proficiency. Full-time enrollment: 21 hours of study a week. This program is designed for students seeking admission to a nationally accredited U.S. higher education institution.

 

Contact Us

Brookings Economic Development Corporation

2301 Research Park Way, Suite 113
Brookings, SD 57006
Ph. (605) 697-8103

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