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English Language Acquisition Classes

English Language Acquisition (ELA) Classes

Carl Sandburg College’s Corporate and Leisure College will offer an English Language Acquisition (ELA) course during the 2022 fall semester.

Classes will be held virtually via Zoom videoconference from 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Sep. 12-Dec 14. This is a beginning/intermediate-level course for adult literacy learners. Students will be given instruction and practice in speaking, writing, and reading in English on a variety of topics. Community guest speakers will also give presentations.

Sandburg was awarded an $8,120 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation in May to support English Language Acquisition classes through Sandburg’s Workforce Development & Community Education. The grant allows Sandburg to offer the course free of charge for up to 60 adult ELA learners in 2022-23. Out-of-district learners may enroll for a $100 fee.

Class pre-registration is required by Sep. 1, 2022.

The instructor for the class is Jessica Jones, who has more than 10 years of teaching experience. She is employed as an ESL teacher and has worked as an adult ESL volunteer.

For more information or to register, contact the Workforce Development & Community Education at 309.345.3501 or


Continuing Education

Carl Sandburg College is an approved continuing education sponsor through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to offer continuing education credit to the following professions:



Dental Hygienists



Hair Braiders


Nail Technicians

Occupational Therapists

Physical Therapists


Social Workers

To be added to our contact list regarding future continuing education events, email or phone 309.345.3501.