English Language Learning (ELL)

Program Level: Continuing Education
Department: Creative and Communication Arts
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
College: SPC

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.

What will I learn?

The ELL curriculum includes instruction based on the Focal Skill method of language acquisition and includes instruction in Listening, Conversation, Reading, and Writing.

What can I do with this course of study?

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.

What's special about program?

  • Smaller class sizes
  • Individualized attention
  • Eight-week courses
  • Computer laboratories
  • Trained instructors
  • Focused skills
  • Intensive courses
 ...expect to receive a quality educational environment which stimulates critical thinking...

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.
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

Dr. JoAnn Martinez

MLK Norris Technical Building (NTB) 217