English Language Learning (ELL)

The English Language Learning (ELL) program offers classes for adult immigrants and refugees during the fall semester and spring semester; each semester is 16 weeks.

The seven-level English Language Learning program, ranging from pre-literacy to advanced, provides instruction on life skills, college and career readiness, citizenship, employability skills, financial literacy, family literacy, and digital literacy. Our classes integrate all skills, including reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, and grammar.

The classes are free, however, students need to purchase class material for $29.

Regular attendance is absolutely necessary for success. You are required to be on time and attend classes every day.

Citizenship Classes

Free Citizenship classes are offered to currently enrolled English Language Learning students.

English Language Learning Registration, Assessment, and Class Dates

Choose from day or evening classes.

  • Day classes meet Monday–Thursday, 9:30–11:00am * OR 11:30am–1:00pm *.
  • Evening classes meet Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm *.

* Class hours if enough students register.

You must register in person and take your assessment tests as assigned to enroll in English Learning Language classes. Appointments for the 3 hour assessment test are made at registration.

Fall 2019 Semester

Class meets: August 26 — December 12, 2019

Registration: May 28 – June 26, 2019

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am–7:00pm
  • Wednesdays, 9:00am–4:00pm

Registration: July 9–11, 2019

  • 9:00am–7:00pm

Spring 2020 Semester

Class meets: January 20 – May 14, 2020

Registration: September 3 – November 27, 2019

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am–7:00pm
  • Wednesdays, 9:00am–4:00pm

Metro Center services and educational offerings have moved to the Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center!

Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center

120 Jefferson Street
Waterloo, IA 50701
319-296-4278
319-296-4271 (fax)
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