English as a Second Language (ESL)

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges provide a number of programs for adults to brush up on reading, math, writing and English.

These programs include Adult Learning, High School Equivalency (formerly GED) and English Language Learners (ELL/ESL). Classes are offered at Clinton, Muscatine, Davenport, Columbus Junction, Maquoketa and West Liberty.

New Adult Basic Education or ELL/ESL students must attend an orientation session. Students will be given an overview of the programs as well as an assessment of their reading and math skills. The results from the orientation will help the faculty and staff develop individual programs of study for students to guide them toward their personal academic goals.

  • English Language Learners (ELL)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

These prep classes expand English communication skills for students who are not native English speakers. Classroom, small group and computer instruction are designed to promote reading, writing, listening, speaking and pronunciation.

Students learn about daily communication, conducting business, and how to interact in the community. ELL/ESL classes at Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges and their branch locations are non-credit. There is assistance available to students who are interested in transferring to college credit ESL programs at Scott Community College

Programs are available at Clinton and Muscatine Community Colleges, and Scott Community College’s West Davenport Center. Citizenship classes and High School Equivalency en Español are available at the West Davenport Center and Muscatine.

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Contact campuses for class schedules and additional information
Clinton Community College
Learning Center (Clinton & Maquoketa)
(across street from the main CCC building and next to tennis courts)
944 Lincoln Boulevard
Clinton, Iowa  52732
563-244-7185 or toll-free (within the 563 area code) 800-637-0559

Muscatine Community College
(Muscatine, Columbus Junction & West Liberty)
McAvoy University
1403 Park Avenue
Muscatine, Iowa  52761
563-288-6161 or 800-351-4669

Scott Community College
West Davenport Center
2950 North Fairmount Street
Davenport, Iowa 52804
563-326-5319 or 800-895-0811