ELL - English

Literacy

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Program Description

The ELL program focuses on learning English through reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills required to get a job, get promoted and communicate in the community. Students expand their knowledge of the English language and practice everyday conversation and real-life situations using computer programs, hands-on activities, and small group projects.

This program offers a broad foundation of English and language skills to prepare students for employment in a variety of positions.  ELL classes provide students with the language skills required for locating a job, interviewing, time management, dress code, communication/body language, and conversation in the workplace. The content includes job search sources, job applications, resumes, scheduling and keeping appointments, personal responsibility, social interaction, following and asking for instructions, completing a task, and setting goals.

The iTECH ELL program is comprehensive and includes seven levels of skills for ELL listed by the Florida Department of Education (Florida Department of Education)

► Civics, Family and Community Resources
► Consumer Education
► Safety and Security
► Transportation and Travel
► Health and Nutrition
► Communication
► Employment

Areas of Focus

► Reading
► Writing
► Listening
► Speaking
► Job Preparation
► Citizenship

Program Experiences
ELL Family

Come and join the iTECH-ELL family. Make new friends. Meet your neighbors.

Network at iTECH

Impress your friends with how well you can speak English. iTech ELL Program is the way to go to become a confident speaker.

ELL Students on the Computer

Students practice their English using the internet and other computer programs.

ELL Students Practicing Listening

Students practice their listening skills using the internet and other computer programs.

ELL Students Reading

Students practice their Reading skills in groups.

ELL Students Writing

The instructor gives individualized help to the students as they practice their writing skills.

iTECH is the Place To Be
Want to get promoted at your job? Come to iTECH-ELL day and evening programs.

► Students will receive recognition certificates when making a level gained.

► Advanced classes will prepare a portfolio containing a resume, certificates, and other essential documents.

► Example of Course Projects: Design your career pathways.

Software Applications
► Internet Programs
► Burlington English
► Discovery Education

Length of Course
► The length of the course varies for each student depending on class attendance, previous knowledge, practice outside of class, and study habits.  The program includes beginning through advanced classes.
ELL Levels, Score Ranges and Literacy Completion Points

► The following table illustrates the levels in the ELL program. Students earn Literacy Completion Points (LCPs) through both reading and listening CASAS exam as they progress through each level.

 Level   Functioning Level Descriptor Reading Score Ranges Listening Score Ranges
1 Foundations 170 – 180 169 – 180
2 Low Beginning 181 – 190 181 – 189
3 High Beginning 191 – 200 190 – 199
4 Low Intermediate 201 – 210 200 – 209
5 High Intermediate 211 – 220 210 – 218
6 Advanced 221 – 235 219 – 227
Program Offered
►Fall and Winter Semesters Days in Session Starting Time Ranges End Time Ranges
  • Full-time
Monday-Friday 8:00-8:15 AM 2:30-2:45 PM
  • Part-time

Morning

Monday-Friday 8:00-8:15 AM 11:20-11:40 AM
  • Part-time

Afternoon

Monday-Friday 12:00-12:20 PM 2:30-2:45 PM
  • Part-time

Evening

Monday-Thursday 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

 

►Summer Semester Days in Session Starting Time  End Time 
  • Summer
Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM 12:00 PM

 

►Interested in taking ELL online?

We currently do not offer ELL online but, sign up below so we know you are interested. If a number of people show interest we may offer ELL online in the future.

Funding / Financial Aid

Can’t afford it? There are agencies that could help with funding.

Community Agencies Providing Financial Aid to Eligible Students

Coalition of Florida Farmworker Organizations, Inc. (COFFO)
415 Rose Ave.

Immokalee, FL 34142
(239) 657-7272

► Provides emergency services to farmworker families in Collier, Hendry, Glades, and Palm Beach Counties.
► Provides financial assistance for farmworkers wishing to obtain skills, training, or continue their educational goals.

Farmworker Career Development Program
508 N. 9th Street
(239) 377-1193

► Comprehensive Career Counseling
► Job search assistance
► Referral to educational and social services
► Assistance in completing financial aid forms, including the PELL Grant.
► Financial aid for tuition, books, supplies, transportation, and childcare.

Immokalee Multicultural Multipurpose Community Action Agency, Inc. (IMMCAA)

Collier County Residents ONLY!
1255 N. 15th Street
Immokalee,FL 34142
(239) 657-2213

► Tuition, books, uniforms, supplies
► Childcare & Transportation cost, emergency rent, utilities, etc.

Vocational Rehabilitation Center
750 S. 5th Street
Immokalee, FL 34142
(239)658-3314

Career Source Southwest Florida
750 S. 5th Street
Immokalee, FL 34142
(239) 658-3300


Financial Aid Available 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

All students seeking financial assistance at Immokalee Technical College must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Create an FSA ID

If you and/or your parent (for students requiring parent information on their FAFSA) need a pin to complete your FAFSA online, go to www.fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.

Immokalee Technical College School Code is: 041508          

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Course Textbooks
► Textbooks are provided for classroom use.
Request More Information

To request more information or if you have a question please feel free to contact us.

Register Today

If you need to contact our Student Services Department, call 239-377-4556 or 239-377-9941.

Please feel free to contact Michele Antonia if you need further assistance at AntoniMi@collierschools.com.

ELL/GED Registration

Make sure to answer all required* fields before submitting the form. To confirm your submission you should be redirected to a ‘Thank You’ page. If not redirected to a ‘Thank You’ page, register again.

  • Please select one.
  • (As it appears on Government Issued ID)
  • (Select all that apply)
  • (Select One)
  • (Select One- To be completed upon entry for each term/semester)
  • (Select One- To be completed upon entry for each term/semester)
  • (Select all that apply- To be completed upon entry for each term/semester)
  • The school system provides services for persons with disabilities. If you need assistance in the course of your studies, please notify a school or college administrator. Section 119.071 (5)(a)2.-4., Florida Statutes requires agencies to notify individuals of the purpose(s) that require the collection of Social Security numbers. The Adult Education Department of The School District of Collier County collects student’s Social Security numbers for the following purposes: *Social Security numbers are used by the Florida Department of Education as a standardized identification number for the required reporting of yearly learning information, annual deliverables, and other required annual reports and data transmittals. I hereby certify that the information I have given on this registration is true and complete. I understand that a false statement will be subject to penalties pursuant to 837.06, Florida Statues. I understand there are NO REFUNDS available. I understand that I will be dropped from the program if I accumulate six (6) consecutive absences.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • (If under 18)
FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How do I enroll in an English class?
A:
► Come to the iTECH Student Services Office to begin the registration process.
► Complete the registration form and pay the tuition amount of $30.
► Make an appointment to take the CASAS test.
► Bring a photo I.D. to your CASAS test.
► Get your free iTECH photo ID badge.

Q: How many English levels are there in the program?
A:
 There are seven levels determined by scores on the CASAS test.

Q: How much do English classes cost?
A:
$30 per semester/session (Winter, Summer, Fall)

Q: How long will it take me to learn to speak, read, or write English?
A:
It is different for each person.  It depends on how much you already know, how often you attend class, how much you practice speaking English outside of class, and how much you study.

Q: What is the attendance policy?
A:
 Day classes are in session from Monday through Friday.  Night classes run from Monday through Thursday.  A student who is absent for six consecutive days is withdrawn from the class.

Q: What are the hours of the ELL classes?
A:

Fall and Winter Semesters:

  • Full-time: Monday – Friday [8:00-8:15 AM]  –  [2:30-2:45 PM]
  • Part-time Morning: Monday – Friday [8:00-8:15 AM]  –  [11:20-11:40 AM]
  • Part-time Afternoon: Monday – Friday [12:00-12:20 PM]  –  [2:30-2:45 PM]
  • Part-time Evening: Monday – Thursday [6:00 PM]  –  [8:30 PM]

Summer Semester:

  • Summer: Monday – Thursday [8:00 AM]  –  [12:00 PM]

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