English Language Acquisition (ELA)

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

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

English Language Learners (ELLs) are asked to complete the online registration (Register Now link at the top of this page). If you need assistance with registration, you may visit one of our centers and a member of our staff will help you. When we receive your registration, you will be asked to come to one of our locations to complete an assessment of your reading and listening skills. The results of these assessments will help our instructors find the best learning plan to fit your needs and goals.

ELA 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 development.

Students learn about personal communication, conducting business, work-related communication, and how to interact in the community. ELA classes at Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges and their satellite locations are available in non-credit and college-credit options, depending upon your needs and academic preparation. You may also choose to complete your high school equivalency, if needed. There is assistance available to students who are interested in transferring to college credit ESL programs at Scott Community College

Citizenship classes and High School Equivalency en Español are available in select locations.

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If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Sarah Rissler, ELA Coordinator, by email at srissler@eicc.edu or by phone at 563-328-7684.

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
563-328-7690 or 800-895-0811