English Second Language (ESL) / English Language Learners (ELL)

About ESL/ELL

ESL/ELL courses are designed for people with limited English language skills, regardless of their primary language.  Due to the growing diversity of the communities WINGS serves, ESL Classes are taught in an immersive  English style that encourages each student to hear, speak, and write English, regardless of their primary language. Although WINGS has a limited number of public laptop computers for student use, it is highly recommended that each student have a personal device to access their lessons.

WINGS: Adult Education is excited to be partnering with Trininty Valley Community College - Terrell Campus in 2023-2024! The partnership will allow the WINGS Program to utilize TVCC classrooms for upcoming programming in Fall 2023.  WINGS Students must have a WINGS-issued Student ID and a WINGS-issued Parking Permit to be permitted on the TVCC - Terrell Campus.  These items will only be available to rostered students who have completed all of the enrollment requirements.  

Types of ESL Classes

Three levels of classes - Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.  Although students may have a class preference, a Placement Exam must be completed and students will be assigned to the class that best matches their language level.

In-Person Classes

Over 30 weeks, these classes are held face-to-face, once a week for a duration of 2 hours.  Each student has access to a digital textbook that they can access for review and study anytime and any place.  Classes are taught in an immersive English style. Knowledge of using digital devices is helpful in accessing the digital content of classes.  

Online Classes

Students that enroll in online learning have from September - May to complete the online lessons at their language level.  If a student has not completed all lessons within the academic year, then they will need to re-enroll for the following school year.

2023-2024 ESL Class Schedule

Class dates are guided by the academic calendars of local school districts and colleges with most classes meeting from September - May.  Holidays are announced on each class syllabus and posted on class message boards. **Childcare is not provided.**

How to Enroll

2023-2024 ESL Class Enrollment is FULL - Waiting List ONLY

Requirements:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Hulsey Public Library Card
  • Personal Email Account
  • Clear, headshot photo for WINGS Student ID (Unfiltered headshot selfies are accepted.  Email to Lwest@cityofterrell.org.  You may also email to make an appointment to have your photo taken at the Adult Education Center.)

To enroll in the ESL/ELL Courses please click the link below.  Complete the form and it will be submitted to the WINGS Ad. Ed. Coordinator. They will contact you at their earliest convenience.

ESL Enrollment Form

Patrons with active Library Cards who are waiting for a seat in an ESL Class or who just want to learn a new language may download Mango Languages.  It is a FREE language learning app that provides digital lessons in hundreds of languages.