ELL - EnglishLiteracy
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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
Areas of Focus
► Job Preparation
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.
► Burlington English
► Discovery Education
► 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|
|►Fall and Winter Semesters||Days in Session||Starting Time||End Time|
||Monday-Friday||8:00 AM||2:30 PM|
|►Summer Semester||Days in Session||Starting Time||End Time|
||Monday-Thursday||7:45 AM||4:00 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.
►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
► 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
► 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
► Tuition, books, uniforms, supplies
► Childcare & Transportation cost, emergency rent, utilities, etc.
Vocational Rehabilitation Center
750 S. 5th Street
Immokalee, FL 34142
Career Source Southwest Florida
750 S. 5th Street
Immokalee, FL 34142
►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
To request more information or if you have a question please feel free to contact us.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How do I enroll in an English class?
► Register in person at the iTECH Student Services office or on line at itech.edu
► Pay the $30 per semester/session tuition
► Schedule an appointment to take the CASAS entry exam
Q: How many English levels are there in the program?
A: 6 levels
Q: How much do English classes cost?
A: $30 per semester (fall and winter)/session (summer)
Q: How long will it take me to learn to speak, read, and write English?
A: Progress and success are based on the student’s communication skills in English upon entry into the program combined with the student’s dedication to speaking English both in and outside of class, time spent studying, and frequency of class attendance.
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?
►Fall and Winter Semesters:
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (flexible scheduling available)