Citizenship and English Classes


Are you thinking of becoming a citizen of the United States?

The first step is prepare for the citizenship test. The test consists of an oral interview and a written test on U.S. history and state/federal government.

If you speak, read and write basic English, you are ready to fill out your citizenship application at one of the organizations listed below or at one of the upcoming workshops listed on the home page calendar. If you do not speak, read and write basic English the organizations below also provide English as a Second Language classes throughout the year.

All citizenship classes are free and also provide mock interviews to prepare individuals for their citizenship interview with an officer of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Some organizations also provide individual tutoring (please ask the organization when calling or visiting if this service is available). In addition, some organizations provide classes at other locations beyond their location (i.e. Family Focus may also provide classes in neighboring suburbs, cities) and as a result the class schedule may vary. Most of the classes are ongoing so you do not have to wait for one to open.

Classes are available in the following areas(Check Below For details):


Central and Southern Illinois

Arlington Heights/Schaumburg

Chicago Northside

Chicago Southside

DuPage County



Family Focus Aurora

49 E. Downer Pl., Ste. 601

Aurora, IL 60505

(630) 844-2550


Day of the Week               Schedule


Monday(beginning level)            6-8 pm

Monday (advanced level)           6-8 pm

Tuesday (beginning level)          9:30-11:30 am

Tuesday (advanced level)          9:30-11:30 am

Wednesday (beginning level)     6-8 pm

Wednesday (advanced level)     6-8 pm

Thursday (beginning level)         9:30-11:30 am

Thursday (advanced level)         9:30-11:30 am


Central and Southern Illinois

Western Avenue Community Center (WACC)

600 N. Western Ave.

Bloomington, IL 61701

For more information: 800-528-8661

East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center (ECIRMAC)

302 S. Birch St.

Urbana, IL 61801



Day of the Week                 Schedule

Friday (WACC)                    9am-12 pm

Sunday (WACC)                 2:30-4:30 pm

Mon.-Sat. (ECIRMAC)    9am-10 am


Arlington Heights/Schaumburg

Forestview Educational Center

2121 S. Goebbert Rd.

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

For more information: English/Spanish (847) 718-6556 or English/Polish (847) 718-7730


Day of the Week                      Schedule

Friday (Arlington Heights)        7-9:30 pm

Saturday (Arlington Heights)    9-11:30 am

Friday (Schaumburg)               7-9:30 pm

Saturday (Schaumburg)           2-4:30 pm

Thursday (Arlington Heights)   7-9:30 pm

Friday (Arlington Heights)        7-9:30 pm

Saturday (Arlington Heights)    9-11:30 am


Chicago Northside

Chinese Mutual Aid Association(CMAA)

1016 W. Argyle

Chicago, IL 60640

For more information: 773-784-2900

Muslim Women Resource Center (MWRC)

2543 W. Devon

Chicago, IL 60659



Day of the Week            Schedule

Monday (CMAA)            9-10 am, 10 am-1 pm

Tuesday (CMAA)           3-5 pm, 6-8 pm

Thursday (CMAA)          3-5 pm, 1-3 pm, 6-8 pm

Friday (CMAA)               9-10 am, 10 am-1 pm

Saturday (CMAA)           9-10 am, 10 am-1 pm

Sunday (CMAA)             1-3 pm, 3-5 pm 

Tues. and Thurs. (MWRC)  10 am-12 pm


Indo-American Center (IAC)

6328 N. California

Chicago, IL 60659

773-973-4444 ext. 111


Day of the Week               Schedule

Mon. and Wed. (WR-C)     6-8 pm

Monday (IAC)                    2-4 pm

Thursday (IAC)                  2-4 pm

Friday (IAC)                       2-4 pm

Sunday (IAC)                     2-4 pm


Association House

1116 N. Kedzie

Chicago, IL 60651

773-772-7170 ext. 3010


Day of the Week          Schedule

Tues. and Thu.             5:30-7:30 pm


Chicago Southside

Instituto del Progreso Latino

2570 S. Blue Island

Chicago, IL 60608

773-890-0055 ext. 220


Day of the Week           Schedule

Mon. thru Thurs.            6-8 pm

Mon. thru Thurs.            9 am-11 am


DuPage County (covers Wheaton, West Chicago and Glen Ellyn)

World Relief-DuPage

1825 College Ave., Ste. 230

Wheaton, IL 60187

630-462-7566 ext. 45


Day of the Week                   Schedule

Saturday (Glen Ellyn)         8:30 am-12:30 pm

Saturday (Glen Ellyn)         9 am-12 pm

Mon. and Wed. (West Chicago)   7-9:15 pm

Tues. and Thu. (West Chicago)    7-9:15 pm



For questions or further information, contact either:

Monica Starczuk at (312) 332-7360, ext. 212 or

Vivian Ramos at (312) 332-7360, ext. 218.