English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

MCRC offers the community English as a Second Language classes which include five levels of instruction, from phonics to advanced. Our ESL students attend four classes to five days a week, depending on the time of day. Immigrants and refugees interested in attending GED preparation classes, can do so twice a week, in the evening. All students are tested and carefully placed in level-appropriate classes. All classes are free of charge and are funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Education by the Bureau of Post-Secondary and Adult Education. 

ENGLISH is the key to your success! 

What will you learn 

   in our classes? 

  • Conversation 
  • Reading and writing skills 
  • Listening skills 
  • Vocabulary needed to gain and keep employment  
  • U.S. history 
  • American customs and culture 

We Offer: 

  • Placement testing and referral within our educational programs 
  • Multiple levels of ESL 
  • Citizenship preparation and support 
  • One-on-one or small group tutoring (when available) 


Program Contacts:  

Cathie Whitmire  




Katie Perry 



554 East 10th Street Erie, PA 16503



554 East 10th Street Erie, PA 16503 | Phone: 814.455.0212 | Email:  mcrc@mcrcerie.org

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