High School Completion and Language Learning Programs

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 and also in order to take the required test at the end of the semester.

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

Fall Semester 2016 Spring Semester 2017
New Student Registration
Register at the Metro Center

August 1–4
9:00am–7:00pm

August 5
9:00am–3:00pm

January 3–5
9:00am–7:00pm

January 6
9:00am–3:00pm
Assessment (3 hours) August 8–12
8:45–11:45am
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August 8 and 9
5:30–8:30pm
January 9–13
8:45–11:45am
-OR-
January 9 and 10
5:30–8:30pm
Morning Classes
Monday–Thursday
August 29–December 15
9:30–11:00am
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11:30am–1:00pm
January 23–May 18
9:30–11:00am
-OR-
11:30am–1:00pm
Evening Classes
Monday and Thursday
 
August 29–December 15
6:30–8:30pm
January 23–May 18
6:30-8:30pm

Waverly Center Closed—Sept 23

Hawkeye's Waverly Center is closed today, Firday, September 23.

Metro Center

844 West 4th Street
Waterloo, IA 50702
319-234-5745
319-234-5748 (fax)
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