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About the English Language Learners Program

Para comunicarse en Español llame al 704-216-3896 (To communicate in Spanish, call 704-216-3896)

English-language learners are not only the fastest-growing segment of the school-age population in the United States, but they are also a tremendously diverse group representing numerous languages, cultures, ethnicities, nationalities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. While most English-language learners were born in the United States, their parents and grandparents are often immigrants who speak their native language at home.

This program gives students the opportunity to participate fully in American society or achieve their full academic potential in schools and learning environments in which instruction is delivered largely or entirely in English.

Free English Language Learner (ELL) classes are for students whose native language is not English. Instruction is offered in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Courses are provided on campus and in the community.


Sonia Hatfield, Lead Instructor – South Campus

Jim Price, Lead Instructor – North Campus