The Adult ELL (English Language Learners) 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 in English. The ELL students progress through levels and work with Adult Continuing Education for additional career and postsecondary success.
Students must be 18 years of age or older to qualify to take beginning, intermediate, and/or advanced level classes (level determined by assessment).
ELL Class Information
Workplace and Academic English for Non-Native Speakers
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 the Adult English Language office at (260) 467-1068 for registration dates. Students must pre-register for assessment. You may begin a class at any time during the session when space is available.
English Language Learners classes are held at:
Anthis Career Center
1200 South Barr St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
ELL Intake Dates for 2023-2024
**Please do not bring children**
9:00 am Room 224
1:00 pm Room 224
Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Monday -Friday 10:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Monday- Friday 12:45 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Due to high demand these classes are full and being waitlisted.
***Two-Hour Delay Guidelines***
8:00 a.m. will not meet when there is a two-hour delay. All other classes will meet as scheduled.
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.