English Language Learner (ELL)
The Jordan School District English Language Learner (ELL) Program offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced level classes to adults of any nationality. Emphasis is placed on English speaking, listening comprehension, writing, reading comprehension and technology skills.
ELL Semester Classes
Classes are taught on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday Evenings (September-May) from 5:30 to 8:30 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 $25 for each session and an optional $25 for the workbook for the year. If the student changes levels, a new workbook may be purchased at that time.
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:
$25 tuition per session. A one time optional fee of $25 for the ELL textbook and CD. If the student changes levels, a new book may be purchased.)
Proof of Utah Residency – State ID, Driver’s License, Utility Bill with your name and local address, etc.
ELL students will fill out the Class Registration Form and take the BEST Literacy Assessment which is aligned with the ELL 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.