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, 9:00–11:00am * OR 11:15am–1:15pm *.
  • Evening classes meet Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00-8:30pm *.

* 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.

Spring 2022 Semester

Class meets: January 18 – May 12, 2022

Registration deadline: December 15, 2021

Register online or or call or stop by the Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Wednesday from 9:00am – 4:00pm

Contact Information

Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center

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