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  • The English Language Learner (ELL) program offered at Acalanes Adult Education (AAE) provides English learners with listening, speaking, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. The program offers ELL levels, ranging from basic literacy to advanced English language development. All levels are available during the day and evening hours.


    To begin, students must first take a placement examination, which will allow staff to properly assign students to the appropriate class level.  Students may register for a test session through the AAE website.  Orientation sessions are scheduled for approximately 20 minutes followed by testing, which may take two-hours.  Registration is required, as walk-ins may not be accommodated.


    All ELL orientation and testing sessions are held at the Del Valle Education Center, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 94595.  Testing will begin immediately at the scheduled time and late entry is not permitted.  Please check our website for updated information.


    Morning ELL Courses:

    Literacy (in-person) - Rochelle Oral

    Beginning (online) - Kathy Measure

    Beginning (in-person) - TBA

    High Beginning (in-person) - CK Leung

    Intermediate (hybrid) - Chris Loosli

    High Intermediate (in-person) - Aase Schoen and Kathy Doyle

    Advanced (in-person) - Terry Papadopoulos


    Evening Courses:

    High Beginning (online) - Patricia Delgadillo

    Intermediate (online) - TBA

    Advanced (online) - Lai Woodstra


    Other ELL Courses:

    Citizenship (online) - Ellie Fisher

    Citizenship US History Focus (hybrid) - Chris Loosli

    Computer Basics (in-person) - Rochelle Oral