English as a Second Language Classes

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The ALTA Program provides FREE basic ESL classes online and in-person in Luzerne County. English as a Second Language, or ESL, classes are designed for the adult with limited English proficiency; who was not born in the United States; or whose first language is a language other than English; or who came from an environment where a language other than English is dominant; or who is an American Indian or Alaska Native who comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on his/her level of English language proficiency; and by reason thereof, has sufficient difficulty speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language.

Our ESL classes can help prepare you to take the US citizenship test, attend college, and/or obtain employment. Adults 18 years and older may enroll in classes. To get started, prospective students must go through an orientation where their Reading and Listening skills are tested. Students are placed into two levels of instruction (beginner or intermediate/advanced) based on the results of their pretests.

Classes start four times a year (summer, fall, winter, and spring). Currently, names are placed on a waiting list and students are contacted when it is time to attend orientation. Classes are offered during the day at the Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton campuses of LCCC.

ALTA Program
ESL Class Schedule

Develop your English Language Skills for Work, School, and Citizenship

LCCC Wilkes-Barre Center
Monday-Thursday 9:00-11:30 am (Beginning Levels)
Monday-Thursday 1:00-3:30 pm (Intermediate-Advanced Levels)

LCCC Hazleton Center
Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 9:00-11:30 am (Beginning Levels)
Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 12:30-3:00 pm (Intermediate-Advanced Levels)

Classes offered in-person and through Zoom
New classes start in July, October, January & April

CALL 570-740-0325

For more information about the class times and locations as well as to set up an appointment for orientation please, contact 800-377-5222, ext 7325.