Learn and improve your English-language skills.

Learn to understand American and Christian culture.

Willow Creek offers ESL (English as a Second Language) classes at all levels (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced). All classes are taught by certified or experienced ESL teachers in a supportive, kind, and fun environment.
Whether you are just beginning or more advanced, we welcome you to join our ESL community. We look forward to helping you learn and improve your ability to communicate English at your highest level. We also care for each person holistically and can connect you with resources to address concerns in your lives, such as legal, medical, or social support.

  • Class schedules vary in dates and times depending on the class you are placed in.
  • You may take as many classes as your time allows within the levels you are placed in.  
  • ESL Bible studies and small groups are available for spiritual growth and community.

Click on the document links below to view our available courses, class calendar, and student responsibilities. Class times and locations vary.

Click on the box below to register for classes.  An ESL connector will contact you with more information after you register.


Location: South Barrington Campus

Contact: Ann Ku at Phone: (224) 512-6616

Room Location: Varies

Please note: ESL classes are CLOSED during church-wide events such as Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Willow 5K Run/Walk or the Global Leadership Summit. Please check with your teachers or student connector if you are not sure whether classes are open.


Would you like to serve as an ESL volunteer?

The ESL roles that are available are for ESL Teachers or Administrators. The teaching opportunities are for those who have taught professionally or are experienced in the ESL teaching field. The Administrator duties include but are not limited to: assisting with class registration, placement tests, class data/attendance, etc. 


Click here to request more information.