IHC English Classes

IHC free English classes are informal groups that meet once a week for 90 minutes, with the focus on English conversation.

The spring and fall classes generally follow the Illinois semester schedule. We offer classes at different language levels; however, the most popular level is usually intermediate.


English Class schedule*

*This schedule also includes the meeting times for the IHC Friendship Group.


The teacher’s main function is to facilitate the conversation, think of topics, and help students with pronunciation and new vocabulary. They also can point out and correct common grammar mistakes. In practice, the function is less “teaching” in a formal sense, and more ensuring that class runs smoothly.

If you or someone you know has studied or taught English before, this is a great volunteer opportunity and way to get involved in the local community. The people who come to the IHC classes are very enthusiastic and motivated about practicing English, making these classes are a lot of fun to lead.

If you are interested in this great volunteer opportunity, please fill out the IHC volunteer application form or contact Vivienne Mackie (vivienne.mackie@gmail.com).