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Keystone offers English instruction at five levels: literacy, beginner, intermediate, advanced, and advanced plus (college and career English). Keystone offers ESL and English Language Civics (citizenship) instruction morning, afternoon, and evening either in person or remotely via Zoom. Instruction is available to residents who live in Montgomery County and along the Montgomery/Bucks County line. Class placement is determined by English listening and reading assessment scores. All students must be assessed before placement into class. Keystone offers literacy, beginner, intermediate, advanced, and advanced plus (college and career English). In addition, we also offer a multilevel English class for senior citizens. The focus of ESL instruction is on improving listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. We also incorporate civics and workforce preparation lessons into instruction.

Our program offers free Title II, Pennsylvania Department of Education funded English and civics instruction year round. We offer a six week summer session and twelve week sessions in fall, winter and spring. All classes meet two days per week for 2-2.5 hours per class, depending on the class. Students are expected to make a commitment to regular attendance and are required to communicate with our student support coordinators and instructors when they are not able to attend class.

We hold several ESL and EL/Civics registrations throughout the program year. Adults interested in attending should call or text the education hotline at 267-663-1001 to start the process for admission into the program.