ELL - English


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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
► Brain Child
► 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 a 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
7* College and Career Readiness* 236 or more 228 or more

*College and Career Readiness is a separate course in the ELL program. It is above the levels of the Adult ELL program.

Program Offered
► Fall and Winter Semesters

► Full-time:
Daytime: Monday – Friday     8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Afternoon: Monday – Friday     12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Evening: Monday – Thursday     6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Funding / Financial Aid
Course Textbooks
► Textbooks are provided for classroom use.
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FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How do I enroll in an English class?
► Come to 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?
 There are seven levels determined by scores on the CASAS test.

Q: How much do English classes cost?
 $30 per session

Q: How long will it take me to learn to speak, read or write English?
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?
 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?
Daytime: Monday – Friday  8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Afternoon: Monday – Friday 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Evening: Monday – Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.