High School Completion and Language Learning Programs

English Language Learning (ELL)

The English Language Learning (ELL) course for adults is offered during the Fall Semester and Spring Semester.

Each semester is 15 weeks of instruction. The four-level program integrates listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, math, and pronunciation skills with life-skills topics, critical thinking activities, and civics concepts. Computer skills are included in the course.

The classes are free, however, students need to purchase class materials.

Students are required to:

  • purchase class materials – cost: $27,
  • be on time and attend classes every day, and
  • take a test at the end of the semester.

Regular attendance is absolutely necessary for success and also in order to take the required test at the end of the semester.

Registration, Assessment, and Class Dates

Fall Semester 2015 Spring Semester 2016
New Student Registration
Register at the Metro Center

August 3–6
9:00am–7:00pm

August 7
9:00am–3:00pm

January 4–7
9:00am–7:00pm

January 8
9:00am–3:00pm
New Student Testing
3 hour assessment
August 10–14
8:45–11:45am
-OR-
August 10–13
5:30–8:30pm
January 11–15
8:45–11:45am
-OR-
January 11–14
5:30–8:30pm
Morning Classes
Monday–Thursday
August 31–December 17
9:30–11:00am
-OR-
11:30am–1:00pm
January 25–May 12
9:30–11:00am
-OR-
11:30am–1:00pm
Evening Classes
Monday and Thursday
 
August 31–December 17
6:30–8:30pm
January 25–May 12
6:30-8:30pm

Metro Center

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

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