Adult Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered to non-native English speakers through Kirkwood's Secondary Programs. Students in these classes gain the knowledge and linguistic skills necessary for self-sufficiency and gainful employment. Through these classes, students are connected to pathways that provide opportunities in job training programs, high school equivalency classes, or higher education. Classes are taught in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Coralville, and online at levels designed to meet the needs of all learners.
English Language students may be eligible to participate in job training and additional English language instructional programs through Kirkwood’s IET/IELCE programming. These programs include classes and on the job training customized to meet the needs of local employers looking to expand their workforce.