Learn English

Three students posing for picture on campusReasons to Learn English

  • Earn more money/better job opportunities.
  • Attend college or enroll in other education opportunities.
  • Help your children with school work.
  • Obtain computer skills.

 

English Language Civics

English Language (EL) Civics offers you an easy way to study for the citizenship test while you learn English! You will learn about US history, government, geography, culture, and citizenship while you learn English. The goal is to help you gain skills to become an active and informed parent, worker, and community member.

 

What is the English as a Second Language (ESL) program?

The ESL program provides free classes for students who wish to learn English. You can increase your speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills in English!

Why choose the English as a Second Language (ESL) program?

WPCC’s ESL program provides:

  • Free classes, free materials, and free tests,
  • An opportunity to learn workplace skills, community interaction, and college and career readiness,
  • A way to learn from friendly, supportive teachers,
  • Preparation for your citizenship test,
  • A comfortable way to learn in small classes,
  • Convenient times for you to learn, whether morning or evening hours, and
  • Instructor-led classes and opportunities to practice computer skills.
How long will it take?

It depends. You will be tested when you enter our program and then placed into one of three levels. The time it takes to complete the program depends on what your skills are when you start and how hard you work while enrolled.

When and where do classes meet?

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes meet at the Jim A. Richardson Complex off Enola Road at 200 East College Drive.

  • Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday through Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday through Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Community ESL classes are available at the following locations and times:

  • Hildebran United Methodist Church – Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
How does a student get started?

Come to the location at any scheduled class time to begin your path to improved English!

How old do I need to be to enroll in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program?

The minimum age is 16. If you are under 18, you need to contact the English as a Second Language Coordinator at 828-448-6750 before enrolling in the program.

How can a student contact the program to register or to obtain more information?

For more information on how you can learn English, call 828-448-6750.

To request more information, select here.  We look forward to seeing you on campus!

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