Rock Valley College
ESL students posing on campus with their instructors


The ESL (English as a Second Language) program can help you improve your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Our classes range from providing basic language skills for beginners to helping advanced students prepare for higher education, further training, or a career. We offer classes several times during the year at numerous locations throughout the community.

Learn more about ESL!


Approximately 36.58% ($406,612) of total grant dollars to the Adult Education Program are provided through Federal funding. Rock Valley College provides, on an individualized basis, reasonable accommodations to students who have documented disabilities that may affect their ability to participate in class activities or meet class requirements.  Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Adult Education office, (815) 921-2000, to discuss their needs for accommodations. Rock Valley College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.

Our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Rock Valley College is committed to maintaining the safety and well-being of its students and staff members. We have established precautionary safety guidelines to ensure everyone can complete the enrollment process in a secure manner.

Please read the following guidelines carefully, as these will be enforced by RVC staff

  • Only applicants are allowed in the building - no guests are permitted.
  • If you feel sick or believe that you may have been in contact with someone infected by COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please do not attend a testing session.
  • Masks must be worn at all times while on campus. Masks must cover both the nose and the mouth.
  • It is expected that students will maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet at all times.
  • Student orientations and Adult Education classes will be offered at a distance.