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Alamo Colleges Education Services is a secure portal connecting Faculty, Staff & Students to Academic Resources, Email, and other Online Resources.

Support Contacts: Helpdesk: 210-485-0555 | Weather Line: 210-485-0189


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St. Philip's College Library

MLK Campus: 210-486-2330
Location: Center for Learning Resources (CLR)

SWC Campus: 210-486-7023
Location: Building 1-C123


What is the ELL Program?

The English Language Learning sequence of courses provides quality learning and enrichment experiences to meet the lifelong needs of students. The ELL curriculum includes instruction based on the Focal Skill method of language acquisition and includes instruction in Listening, Conversation, Reading, and Writing. A student may choose to take the ELL courses for Academic, Continuing Education, or for Job Advancement purposes. Upon completion of the ELL sequence of courses, students may pursue a degree by taking academic courses.

Note: F1 and F2 visa holders are not eligible to enroll in the ELL program at this time. For additional information, please contact the International Student Services Office 210-486-2876.

How do I get started?

A student interested in the ELL sequence of courses is encouraged to complete the following steps in order to begin the process:

  1. Take the placement test in the Assessment Center (Welcome Center 207B) between operating hours:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am-5pm, or
    Wednesday: 8am-7pm.
  2. Meet with the International Student Office staff Ms. Patrice Ballard 210-486-2876, Welcome Center Building (WEC) Room 106H or Fidel Simmons 210-486-2287, Welcome Center Building (WEC) Room 106J.
  3. Register for ELL courses according to placement test scores.

Why should you choose us?

  • Smaller class sizes
  • Individualized attention
  • Eight-week courses
  • Computer laboratories
  • Trained instructors
  • Focused skills
  • Intensive courses

What classes can I take?

Spring 2017 - Flex I (Jan. 17 - Mar. 11)
ENGA 0351 - Grammar & Composition
ENGA 0353 - Reading & Vocabulary

Morning (9:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.) and Evening (5:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.) courses offered.

Spring 2017 - Flex II (Mar. 20 - May 13)

ENGA 0361 - Grammar & Composition
ENGA 0363 - Reading & Vocabulary

Morning (9:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.) and Evening (5:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.) courses offered.

Contact Information

Ms. Patrice Ballard
Welcome Center Building (WEC)
Room 106H

Dr. JoAnn Martinez
Norris Technical Building (NTB) 217