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 Monday and Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm *.

* Class hours if enough students register.

You must register in person during registration week and take your assessment tests as assigned to enroll in English Learning Language classes.

Fall Semester 2018

New Student Registration

  • July 9–12, 9:00am–7:00pm
  • July 13, 9:00am–3:00pm


Please allow 3 hours for the assessment.

  • July 16–20, 8:00am–12:00pm OR
  • July 16–17, 5:30–8:30pm

Class Meets

August 27–December 13, 2018.

Spring Semester 2019

New Student Registration

  • January 7–10, 9:00am–7:00pm
  • January 11, 9:00am–3:00pm


Please allow 3 hours for the assessment.

  • January 14–18, 8:00am–12:00pm OR
  • January 14–15, 5:30–8:30pm

Class Meets

January 28–May 23, 2019.

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