Our English Language Learner (ELL) classes are designed to help students build their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Our students take classes for many reasons, including to prepare for college, find a job, and to be more comfortable speaking English in the community.
What are ELL classes like?
After students take placement tests that measure English skills, they are placed into structured classes with other students at a similar level. A variety of lessons are designed to help each student meet their specific learning goal. Students practice in groups, individually, and with instructors to build their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills!
When are classes available?
ELL classes meet twice per week for 3 hours per class session, and sections are available in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings:
Where are classes located?
ELL classes are offered at the following campuses:
How long does the program last?
Well, that depends on each student (what level you are at and how hard you work)! Each academic session includes eight weeks of instruction, with an assessment in the ninth week that will allow students to measure progress and assess preparedness for the HiSET. After post-testing, students will receive a new class schedule and begin a new eight-week instructional period the following week. Students that reach the highest ELL level can choose to transfer to our ABE classes to work on earning a high school equivalency. Transition Coordinators are also available to also help students apply for college and career programs!
Since the program is always free, students are welcomed and encouraged to stay in the program and continue studying for as long as needed until they have achieved their educational goals.