ELA Program Goal
The purpose of this program is to provide quality instruction designed to increase the English language competency of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) adults in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
The ELA program is designed to help limited English proficient adults to learn the English language through specific English Language Acquisition (ELA) and bilingual instruction. The program enables students to be successful for social and academic purposes. ELA instruction helps individuals to adapt to the cultural aspects of life in America, and to develop an understanding and appreciation of the linguistic and cultural diversity in our population. Through shared experiences, adults will learn to value each other’s worth in this society.
Who is eligible to attend?
-Is 18 years of age and older
-Was not born in the United States or whose native language is a language other than English and comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant.
-Is a Native American or Alaskan native, who is a resident of outlying areas and comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on the individual’s level of English proficiency.
-Is migratory and does not speak English as their primary language.
-Has a limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English.
-May be denied the opportunity to learn successfully in a classroom setting where the language of instruction is English.
ELA classes require an annual $20.00 non-refundable registration fee from adults who qualify to enroll and operates on an open enrollment basis. This allows the interested adults to join the class at anytime during the school year. After completing the appraisal, pre test, and orientation, adults can enroll in the class. Program registration will take place during the orientation session. Individuals may schedule a time for testing by calling (757)482-5680.
For class times and locations, please call (757)482-5680.