ELL Classes will resume on August 31, 2020 in an online format.
Please check back on this site August 1, 2020 for information on how to register.
In the meantime, if you have questions, you can contact one of the consultants below:
Christine Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org - Ames & Carroll
John Windheuser, email@example.com - Urban, Ankeny, Walnut Creek
Lori Rice, firstname.lastname@example.org - Southridge, First Christian Church, Newton, Perry
Last updated 7/6/2020
Noncredit English Language Learner (ELL) courses, formerly called ESL or English as a Second Language (ESL), consist of multi-level English instruction for anyone 18 years or older. The courses move learners from a beginner level to a solid intermediate level of proficiency. The classes cover the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as improving pronunciation and building vocabulary. The primary goal of the course is to teach communicative competence, that is, the ability to communicate in English according to the situation, purpose, and roles of the participants. The CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System) is used to appraise the students' English reading and listening skills and to place them in the appropriate learning level.
Testing, Registration & Attendance Requirements
- Please allow up to 2 hours for testing.
- Please bring a photo identification.
- Please make arrangements for childcare - children are NOT allowed.
- Following your testing session, staff will meet with you to determine the appropriate ELL class level.
- IF your schedule allows and IF there is space available, staff will register you for a class.
If you register for a class, you must come to class. If you don't come to class, you will be dropped from the class. View the attendance policy.