English Language Acquisition


The English Language Acquisition classes provide students with a working knowledge of English in preparation for citizenship tests, the workplace, additional education, and daily living.

Our classes include both English language skills instruction, workforce preparaton and civics/citizenship education.


We have reopened all class sites to in-person only.

Register for classes by completing the form to the right or call 844-322-4235 for more information. We will send you an email with more information about orientation.

Face masks are required in ECC facilities. The College is following CDC guidelines.

Classes are conducted in small classroom style to allow students the chance to receive individual attention from their instructor and tutors. Students studying English will also participate in cultural and social activities in the community. Students take the class with a range of experience; some students need help preparing to enter college. Others are looking to improve their English for travel, and for social or employment purposes.

English Language Acquisition classes can improve a student’s skills in:

  • Conversational English
  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary

To find out more about our workplace course included with the adult education program, visit https://www.eastcentral.edu/ael/communication-customer-service-certificate/

For other job-training options that are available outside our regular class schedule, visit https://www.eastcentral.edu/cwd/fasttrack/

Individuals under age 17 or who hold an F-1 student visa are not eligible for enrollment.

Classes may be provided at no cost at the following locations:

Union – East Central College, 350 Audrey Lane
Day: 9:00-12:00 p.m.- Tuesday and Thursday

Evening: 5:00-8:00 p.m.- Tuesday and Thursday

Rolla – First Baptist Church 801 Cedar St.
Second Floor
Day: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.- Monday & Wednesday

Evening: 5:00-8:00 p.m.-Tuesday and Thursday

Washington – Missouri Job Center
1108 Washington Square (Behind Big Lots)
Day: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.- Monday & Wednesday

Before you begin classes you must first complete an orientation along with TABE assessments. The TABE assessments identify which skills you have mastered and what still needs to be learned to reach your goal. This will save you time in the classroom so that you do not have to study 100% of the skills needed, just those you have not mastered.

You can register for orientation on one of the following dates in 2021. You can select either 9:00 am or 5:00 pm:

Thursday, September 2 Thursday,October 28
Thursday, September 16 Thursday, November 11
Thursday, September 30 Tuesday, November 23
Tuesday, October 12
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Free English language classes.

To register, email ael@eastcentral.edu or call (636) 584-6533 or
(844) ECC-4AEL (844-322-4235)

AEL Registration Form