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The English Language Learning (ELL) program at NTC is designed for adults over 18.5 years of age whose native language is not English.

Classes are offered at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels, and are meant to increase basic academic levels in reading, writing and workforce/employability skills. ELL instructors and staff will help you set goals and choose classes to meet your need to help students function more effectively as parents, workers and citizens in the USA.

ELL Orientation and Details

ELL classes offered include morning and evening classes from Level 1: Beginning through Level 6: Advanced. Your class level will depend upon placement testing that happens during orientation and your particular life/educational goals.

ELL instruction is also infused with civics content, which is intended to provide an understanding of English in relation to everyday topics like healthcare, banking, local government and education.

The only cost for this class is the cost of the book.

What can completing the ELL program accomplish?

People who complete the ELL program can:

  • Get their GED/HSED
  • Complete ELL Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Begin a college program of their choice (if they have a GED/HSED)

Get Started

To get started with ELL, call NTC’s Wausau campus College Prep Center at 715.803.1152 to schedule an orientation. Walk-ins are also welcome.