English Language Acquisition


Register for FREE English language classes

Register for AEL

By email: ael@eastcentral.edu

By phone: 636-584-6533 or
844-ECC-4AEL (844-322-4235)

FREE English Language Classes East Central College’s AEL program offers FREE English Language Acquisition classes designed for anyone who wants to learn English.

Program Offerings

  • Preparing for Citizenship test
  • Improve your English for work and/or everyday life
  • What you will learn:
    • How to speak English in conversations
    • English grammar, reading, and writing
    • How to understand English when listening
    • Build your English vocabulary

Getting Started

  • Eligibility: Students must be 17 years or older and NOT have an F-1 visa
  • Register for AEL:
  • Orientation: ALL new students are required to attend an orientation session. An introduction to our program is provided, including class requirements and information about the assessments. Orientation dates are available on the AEL home page.
  • Assessments: Students are required to take a skills assessment called Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). This helps us understand what you already know and what you need to learn.

Contact AEL

By email: ael@eastcentral.edu By phone: 636-584-6533 or 844-ECC-4AEL (844-322-4235)

Class Schedule and Locations


Union (East Central College, Hansen Hall Suite 270)

  • Daytime: Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
  • Evening: Tuesday and Thursday, 5:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

Rolla (Methodist Family Life Center, Second Floor)

  • Daytime: Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
  • Evening: Tuesday and Thursday, 5:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.