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Each weekday, we offer up to seven levels of instruction in general English language skill development, literacy, pre-vocational skill development and cultural orientation.

Students can develop their English speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. Meanwhile, they can improve their knowledge of US culture, so they can better live and work in the US. Annually, 1,500 students from more than 75 countries attend English classes.

Walk-in registration hours for morning and afternoon English classes are: Monday & Tuesday 8:30 am-1:00 pm and Wednesday 8:30 am – 10:00 am. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, so students are encouraged to come early and be aware that there are limits to the number of students who may register in one day. Registration for evening English classes is by appointment only. Call 314-773-9090 x108 to schedule an appointment. A photo ID is required to register for English classes.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must be at least 17 years old, not enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary education institution, and must plan to be in St. Louis for at least 6 months from the date of registration.

* Classes at the International Institute do not satisfy the requirements of a student visa.


There is no fee to attend. Instructor costs are underwritten by the Adult Education and Literacy Program of the St. Louis City Public Schools, the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the Department of Health and Human Services and other private and public sources.

Contact Information:

Hope Thompson
314-773-9090, ext. 108

Anita Barker
314-773-9090, ext. 107

Sarah Barnard
314-773-9090, ext. 109


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