Adult English Language Learner (ELL) Programs

Adult English Language Learner (ELL) Programs

The ELL Adult Program serves students 18 and older. The ELL Program is for adults learning the English language. It is divided into several levels depending on proficiency test scores, particularly in English and Math. These ELL students progress through levels and work with Adult Continuing Education for additional career and postsecondary success.

Student must be 18 years of age or older to qualify to take beginning, intermediate, and/or advanced level classes (level determined by assessment).

ELL Credit Classes

Careers Exploration Class

Depending on their TABE and/or CLAS-E assessment and past educational experience, ELL students will be enrolled in a high school credit program, HSE program, or the ELL Program. Students that score high and/or have previous high school experience may enter our high school ELL credit program. Students who have a very high score and can work without ELL assistance can enter our regular high school diploma program.

Students that enroll in the ELL High School credit program transition from Fort Wayne Community Schools, High School ELL Programs or register during intake registration from community providers including churches, mission programs, and host families. Students move through the levels as their skills develop.

Students attend day credit classes Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. Student must reside within FWCS boundaries and must be 18 years or older or referred through any FWCS High School. Eligible students are too old to attend high school or test so low in English as to not be able to make progress in high school ELL classes.

ELL Class Sites

Careers Exploration Class

Workplace and Academic English for Non-Native Speakers

English Language Learners classes are held at: Anthis Career Center, 1200 South Barr St.  260-467-1060

ELL Intake Dates for 2020-2021

  • September 9th
  • October 7th
  • November 4th
  • December 2nd

Intake Times:

  • 9:00 am Room 224 
  • 1:00 pm Room 224

Class Times:
Monday- Friday 8:15 - 10:05 a.m.
Monday - Friday 10:15 - 12:05 p.m.
Monday -Friday 1:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Family Literacy Site

Careers Exploration Class

English Literacy

These classes are for people who want to learn conversational English and improve their reading ability.

English literacy classes are offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Students will be placed in the appropriate level after the initial assessment. Call Continuing Education office at   467-1060 for registration dates. Students must pre-register for assessment. You may begin a class at any time during the session when space is available.


FWCS Adult and Continuing Education, Anthis Career Center

1200 South Barr Street, (260)467-1060

Catholic Charities

1941 Chartwell Drive, (260) 422-5625

International House, (260)482-6100