Adult English Language Learner (ELL) Programs
The ELL Adult Program serves students 18 and older. The ELL Program is for adults learning the English language. It is divided into several levels depending on proficiency test scores, particularly in English and Math. These ELL students progress through levels and work with FWCS Career Academy, WorkOne, and Ivy Tech for additional career and postsecondary success.
Student must be 18 years of age or older to qualify to take beginning, intermediate, and/or advanced level classes (level determined by assessment).
ELL Credit Classes
Depending on their LAS Links or CASAS assessment and past educational experience, ELL students will be enrolled in a high school credit program, HSE program, or the ELL Program. Students that score high and/or have previous high school experience may enter our high school ELL credit program. Students who have a very high score and can work without ELL assistance can enter our regular high school diploma program.
Students that enroll in the ELL High School credit program transition from the North Side and South Side High School ELL Programs or register during intake registration from community providers including churches, mission programs, and host families. Students move through the levels as their skills develop.
Students attend day credit classes Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. Student must reside within FWCS boundaries and must be 18 years or older or referred through North Side or South Side high schools. Eligible students are too old to attend high school or test so low in English as to not be able to make progress in high school ELL classes.
ELL Class Sites
Bill C. Anthis Center1200 S. Barr St.
Monday through Friday 8:00 - 9:50 a.m.
Monday through Friday 10:00 - 11:50 a.m.
Monday through Friday 1:00 - 2:50 p.m.
No summer classes
Educational Opportunity Center3000 S Wayne Street
Catholic Charities1941 Chartwell Drive
Window to the World400 W. Washington Center Rd.
Family Literacy Site
CANI Head Start
Hanna Creighton Head Start
2107 S. Hanna St.
Contact: Aura Cuevas
260.710.0972 or 260.426.7323 ext. 23
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Serves all languages
Preference to Head Start families
Childcare for children ages 3 to 10
These classes are for people who want to learn conversational English and improve their reading ability.
English literacy classes are offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Students will be placed in the appropriate level after the initial assessment. Call Continuing Education office at 467-1060 for registration dates. Students must pre-register for assessment. You may begin a class at any time during the session when space is available.