Adult English as a Second Language (Adult ESL)

About the Adult ESL Program - Call 412-281-4494 Today!

The AIU's Adult ESL program seeks to help any non-English speaking person to learn American English.  Each year, the program serves nearly 1,000 learners from more than 40 countries.

Pittsburgh is not as large a city as Chicago or Los Angeles, but the AIU's Adult ESL program enrolls students from all over the world who wish to improve their English communication skills.  The Adult ESL program is rich in its cultural, economic and educational diversity.

Students develop important life skills.  Students not only learn about the culture in Pittsburgh and in the United States, but they also develop skills that are important for them to fully participate in the community where they live.

The Adult ESL Program can help non-English speaking adults:

  • Improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills
  • Learn daily skills for living in the United States
  • Prepare for citizenship
  • Gain employment skills
  • Transition to post-secondary education or training
  • Improve their English even more with specialty classes for advanced learners.


Morning, afternoon and evening classes are available and are taught by experienced instructors.  Most classes are offered Monday-Thursday, for 2.5 hours per day.


The program is located near the Downtown and Oakland areas, minutes away from major universities and hospitals.  Our school is located on several major public transportation routes.

If you have questions about the Adult ESL Program, please call 412-281-4494.

Workplace ESL

The AIU's Adult ESL educators have more than 30 years of experience in providing specialty workplace instruction.  The program provides customized worksite English classes for employees who are not native English speakers.  Employers may call 412-281-4494 to discuss their ESL educational needs.

Coming Soon - Media Gallery!

Watch this space in the coming weeks for our exciting new Adult ESL Media gallery!  Here you'll find:

  • Photos and videos of recent Adult ESL events
  • Stories and essays from our students
  • A link to the Adult ESL Blog
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