Harper College

Online ESL Classes

Take ESL classes online or in-person through Harper College. Registration is ongoing. Register today!

  • You can choose from a variety of online ESL classes, including Reading, Writing, Grammar, Communication Skills, Pronunciation and more, at four different levels.
  • You can choose how many classes you want to take. Most classes are flexible, with optional online meeting times.
  • You can take English 101 (first year college English) after passing Level V Reading and Level V Writing. Advanced level students can take other college classes together with ESL classes.
  • Classes are supported by free online ESL tutoring and supplemented with online options for conversation partners, ESL practice resources, and International Students’ Club participation.


You must have at least nine years of education in or outside the U.S.

  1. To register, first apply to the college. For application questions, contact us by clicking on this link.
  2. Make an ESL testing appointment and meet with a teacher

To get started, see the Registration page.

Tuition and Fees**

Harper College offers affordable ESL classes. To learn more about costs, visit the Tuition Rates page.

Out-of-District Students

Harper's online ESL courses make it easy for students to learn English from anywhere in the Chicago area, across Illinois, or anywhere in the USA. Visit the Registration page to get started.

International Students

Are you looking to learn English from a USA-based college? Harper's ESL program welcomes international students. Visit our International Students page to get started.

**Cost of Attendance Information

Ready to Get Started?

For more information, contact us at esl@harpercollege.edu.

Last Updated: 4/9/24