...and meet every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday after that.
- 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (morning class)
- 6 - 9:30 p.m. (evening class)
Aurora Downtown Campus - Room 457
(630) 801-7900, ext. 4600
English Language Acquisition (ELA) is a language program designed for adults, 16 years and older, whose native language is not English. The ELA program helps students improve reading, writing, speaking and listening skills from literacy to the advanced level. Students improve English skills while also learning about U.S. culture. There is no tuition fee for these classes.
Before entry into the program, a student must obtain an English skills assessment for accurate placement. Placement testing is done weekly throughout most of the year.
ELA classes meet in the mornings from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or in the evenings from 6 - 9:30 p.m. Classes begin six times per year, in August, October, January, March, May and July. Classes are held at the Aurora Downtown Campus, the Plano Campus, and at various other locations in the community.
Students may also enroll in a reading class in addition to their core ELA class. These classes provide targeted instruction and meet twice a week for two hours.
Upon successful completion of the ELA program, students participate in a ceremony and receive a certificate of achievement.
For further testing and enrollment information, please attend one of the Information Sessions offered at the Aurora Downtown Campus. Reservations are not required.