English Language Acquisition (ELA)

Luckiamute Center 114, 541-917-4706


The English Language Acquisition (ELA)  program assists resident immigrant and refugee non-native speakers in learning essential English for success in the workplace and in increasing academic skills for further education. Classes, which may be offered during the days and evenings at Benton Center, the Albany campus, and the Lebanon Center are taught in a supportive environment that promotes cultural competence. Some classes are available remote. Students are supported in and outside the classroom through a variety of efforts -- such as tutoring and conversation groups -- designed to promote student success. Every new student must attend an orientation and pay a $33 enrollment fee at the time of registration.

LBCC Community Education offers additional programs for English language learners who are visitors to the United States and not permanent residents, for those who want courses outside of the intensive ELA workforce and continuing education focus.