English as a Second Language (ESL) Providers Directory

Benson Apartments
Location of Classes: 5132 Northwest Radial Hwy.
Contact: Ms. Pam Franks 402-651-3678, prfranks@gtomaha.org
Class Hours:
Beginner: Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Intermediate: Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.
Advanced Beginners: Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.
Level of Offerings: One-on-one tutoring (when possible)
Clientele: Generally refugees, but all are welcome
No cost

Boyd St. Apartments
Location of Classes: 4810 Boyd St.
Contact: Ms. Pam Franks 402-651-3678, prfranks@gtomaha.org
Class Hours: All levels, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m.
Level of Offerings: One-on-one tutoring (when possible)
Clientele: Generally refugees, but all are welcome
No cost

Creighton University (TRIO Program)
Location of Classes: 20th & Burt Sts.
Contact: 402-280-3300
Class Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Level of Offerings: All, one-on-one tutoring by appointment only
Clientele: Adults 19 and over
No cost

Creighton University Intensive English Language Institute (IELI)
Location of Classes: 2500 California Plaza
Contact: Jill Fox, 402-280-2309, JillFox@creighton.edu
creighton.edu/geo/ieli/
Class Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. & weekly co-curricular activities
Level of Offerings: Beginner through university prep, intensive language for academic purposes
Clientele: High school diploma or equivalent
Tuition-based

Centro Esperanza de Vida
Location of Classes:
 1423 S. 10th St.
Contact: Miriam Peralta, 402-906-2317, esperanzadevidacc@gmail.com
Class Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Level of Offerings: Beginners & Intermediate
Clientele: All are welcome
Purchase book

InCOMMON Community Development
Location of Classes:
1340 Park Ave.
Contact: JD Senkbile, 402-933-6672, jd@incommoncd.org
incommoncd.org
Class Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-11 a.m.; Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.
Level of Offerings: All levels
Clientele: All are welcome
$10 to purchase book

Intercultural Senior Center
Location of Classes:
3010 R St.
Contact: Anita Farwell, 402-444-6529, refugeeprogram@interculturalseniorcenter.org
interculturalseniorcenter.org
Class Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Level of Offerings: Beginners, Intermediate, Conversational
Clientele: Age 60 and over
No cost

Language & Culture School of Omaha
Location of Classes: 5002 S. 24th St., Ste. 201
Contact: Dr. Mary Petersen, 402-895-0766, mpetersen@languagecultureschoolomaha.org
languagecultureschoolomaha.org
Class Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Level of Offerings: All levels offer pro-literacy tutor training
Clientele: All are welcome
No cost

Latino Center of the Midlands
Location of Classes: 4821 S. 24th St.
Contact: Raul Munoz, 402-733-2720, rmunoz@latinocenterofthemidlands.org
latinocenterofthemidlands.org
Class Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:15-11:15 a.m.; Monday-Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.
Level of Offerings: Beginners
Clientele: All are welcome
No cost

Learning Community Center of South Omaha
Locations of Classes:
2302 M St.
Gateway Elementary, 4610 S. 42nd St.
Educare of Omaha, 3110 W St.
Contact: Anne O'Hara, 402-502-5512, aohara@oneworldomaha.org
learningcommunityds.org
Class Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon; Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon; Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Level of Offerings: All levels
Clientele: Adults with a children ages 0 to 6 residing in target area (South Omaha & North Bellevue.
No cost & childcare is provided

Literacy Center
Location of Classes: (various locations) 324 South 72nd Street
Contact: 402-342-7323
giveliteracy.org
Class Hours: Based on assessment and client's needs. Classes are held Monday-Friday, between 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Level of Offerings: All levels
Clientele: Ages18 & older
No cost

Lutheran Family Service
Location of Classes: Augustana Lutheran Church, 3647 Lafayette Ave.
Contact: Hillary Douglas, 402-536-3507, hdouglas@lfsneb.org
lfsneb.org
Class Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9-11 a.m.
Level of Offerings: Beginners, Intermediate
Clientele: Refugees or asylees who have been in the U.S. for less than five years.
No cost

Metro Community College-Adult Basic Education
Location of Classes: Various locations
Contact: Marie Hélène André, 531-622-4061, mhandre@mccneb.edu
mccneb.edu
Class Hours: non-credit classes Monday-Saturday morning, afternoon and evening at different locations
Level of Offerings: Pre-literacy through 5th-grade skill level. There are also transition classes offered to help ESL students move into GED classes.
Clientele: Adults
$25 annual registration fee for formal classes; independent study and tutoring free of charge

Omaha Public Library (partnership with Literacy Center)
omahalibrary.org
Locations of Classes:
South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St, 402-444-4850
Class Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m. (Beginners & Intermediate), Fridays, 4-5 p.m. (Conversational)
Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln, 402-444-4848
Class Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m. (Beginners & Intermediate); Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. (Conversational)
Level of Offerings: Beginners, Intermediate & Conversational
Clientele:  Ages18 & older
No cost

Peace International Friendship Center
Location of Classes: 3314 S. 44th Ave.
Contacts: Emad Tawadrous, 402-812-8356 & Shireen Tawadrous, 402-612-4147
402-916-4989
Class Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Monday, 6-7 p.m.
Level of Offerings: All levels, conversational classes offered for advanced students
Clientele: All are welcome
No cost

Refugee Empowerment Center
Location of Classes: 3610 Dodge St.
Contact: Kathy Laughlin, 402-554-0759, bobkat7910@cox.net
sscaomaha.org
Class Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Level of Offerings: Pre-literate through advanced; four levels
Clientele: All are welcome
Purchase book

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Location of Classes: 6001 Dodge St.
Contact: Sarah Osborn, 402-554-2293, srfosborn@unomaha.edu
Class Hours: Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Intensive Language at University of Nebraska at Omaha (ILUNO)
unomaha.edu/international-studies-and-programs/iluno/index.php
Level of Offerings: Beginner through university prep, intensive language for academic or specific purposes
International Professional Development (IPD) Program
unomaha.edu/international-studies-and-programs/ipd/index.php
Level of Offerings: Intensive language for professionals, professional work experience, university degree, or comparable work experience, intermediate to advanced English proficiency
Clientele: High school diploma or equivalent and 17 years or older
Tuition-based

Yates Community Center
Location of Classes: 3260 Davenport St.
Contact: Veronica Hill, 402-898-9145, veronica.hill@ops.org
Class Hours: Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Level of Offerings: Beginners, Intermediate, Conversational
Clientele: Family members of students in Omaha Public Schools
No cost

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