English Language Acquisition for Adults

No matter what your current English skill level is, Rio Salado College has a class to help you learn English at your own pace.  Rio Salado offers non-credit classes for legal residents who are 16 years or older who want to improve their English language skills. 

The English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) program has six different levels of instruction and requires no prior English instruction or testing. Students at all levels of English comprehension can take these in-person classes. 

ELAA classes provide a vital service to many Arizona residents. Rio Salado’s ELAA classes help individuals focus on listening, reading, speaking and writing the English language.

Registration Information

There is a registration fee for ELAA classes based on a sliding scale.  Go to the Fee Guidelines.

In person – To register for an in-person class, Rio Salado College and the Arizona Department of Education have specific eligibility requirements.

Rio Salado College: Students must present the required documentation for establishing a lawful presence in the United States and complete the “Maricopa Community Colleges Student Declaration of Citizenship or Status”. For a list of documents that meets this requirement, please go here.

Arizona Department of Education: Students must complete the mandated Verification of Eligibility for Services Form that lists all acceptable documents to determine eligibility to attend class. Documents are listed in three categories: Preferred, Primary, and Secondary. A Social Security card is listed as one of many secondary documents but is not required.

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