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ELA

English Language Acquisition (ELA)ESOL symbol, English for speakers of another language

The Jordan School District English Language Acquisition (ELA) Program offers beginningintermediate, and advanced level classes to adults of any nationality. Emphasis is placed on English speaking, listening comprehension, writing, reading comprehension and technology skills.

ELA Semester Classes
Classes are taught on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday Evenings (September-May) from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in Southpointe High School located in the Jordan Academy of Technology and Careers (JATC) on the SLCC Jordan Campus. Students may enter at the beginning of any session, after attending an Orientation & Registration Session (see below). Tuition is $42 for the session and workbook.
Each session is approximately 12 weeks.

1st session: September – November
2nd session: January – March
3rd session: April – Mid June.

Orientation & Registration Sessions
Individuals who want to take  classes must attend an Orientation and Registration Session prior to attending classes.  These orientations are held before each session take approximately two hours to complete. Sessions are held in Southpointe High School located in the Jordan Academy of Technology and Careers (JATC) on the SLCC Jordan Campus.

Individuals must bring the following with them to the orientation and registration session:

  1. $42 cash ($25 tuition per session and $17 for the ELA textbook and CD)
  2. Proof of Utah Residency – State ID, Driver’s License, Utility Bill with your name and local address, etc.

Best Literacy logoELA students will fill out the Class Registration Form and take the BEST Literacy Assessment which is aligned with the ELA descriptors of the National Reporting System and Student Performance Levels.  This test includes:

  • Reading tasks – reading dates on a calendar, labels on food and clothing, bulletin announcements, and newspaper want ads.
  • Writing tasks – addressing an envelope, writing a rent check, filling out a personal background form, and writing personal notes.

Contact Connie Strang (801-256-5954) to register for the next ELA Orientation & Registration Session.