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English Language Learning Program

We offer five levels of English language acquisition classes, including beginner, intermediate, and advanced language courses. We offer classes in the mornings and evenings to help fit English language learning into your schedule.

Important Enrollment Dates

Spring 2024 Semester: January 16 - May 7, 2023

October 23, 2023 - Spring semester registration opens for continuing ELL students

November 13, 2023 - Spring semester registration opens for new ELL students


Summer 2024 Semester: May 28 - August 6, 2024

March 25, 2024 - Summer semester registration opens for continuing ELL students

April 15, 2024 - Summer semester registration opens for new ELL students


Fall 2024 Semester: August 26 - December 13, 2024

March 25, 2024 - Fall semester registration opens for continuing ELL students

April 15, 2024 - Fall semester registration opens for new ELL students


Click here to connect with our ELL program team.

How the English Language Program Works

Any student wishing to enroll in our English language program will first take a placement exam on campus. This sets students up for success by placing them in the most appropriate course based on their current knowledge of the English language. 

At Aims Community College, students have the opportunity to learn English with: 

  • Personalized support
  • Friendly and experienced instructors
  • The choice of attending class from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. twice a week
  • Additional opportunities to enroll in our GED Prep or College Boost programs, as well as advancing into many college programs

Each ELL course lasts a full semester, with fall and spring semesters offering 96 hours of language instruction, and our summer semester offering 60 hours of language instruction. Our helpful team will support you throughout the enrollment process every semester, so connect with us today to get started!

Learning English can be challenging, but at Aims, you'll find resources and supportive faculty to help you achieve your goals.

Aims makes learning English a welcoming and positive experience.
Aims Degree Video - English as a Second Language

Program Director of Adult Education & ESL, Amber Pleasant shares how the Aims ESL program supports you in achieving your language learning goals so you can thrive both in college and in your work.

Program Schedule

Each level of class is offered every semester: fall, spring and summer.  Classes are held two days per week and students can choose to take classes on Mondays and Wednesdays OR Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Students will have the choice of taking a:

  • Morning session (9 a.m. - noon)
  • Evening session (6 - 9 p.m.)


Fall and Spring Semesters: $305 per course
Summer Semester: $205 per course

Enrolled Aims students also receive benefits such as using the Physical Education and Recreation Center, Arty's Pantry, access to the Learning Commons, or taking other Adult Education courses for free.

How to Enroll

To enroll in ELL courses, please contact our team to make an appointment. You can do this four different ways: 

  • Fill out the ELL Student Interest form and we will contact you shortly
  • Email us at
  • Call us at 970-339-6665
  • Stop into our location at Cornerstone Building, Room 153