ELL

English Language Learner /  Clases de Inglés

Location: Hope College
Martha Miller Center
257 Columbia Ave, Holland, MI 49423
When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM


The ELL Class at LAUP provides necessary and helpful instruction to individuals with non-English backgrounds. Personalized study plans focus on oral and written usage of the English Language. At LAUP, it is our goal to provide the best ELL services and programs to meet the needs of all our ELL students.


Level Descriptions


Level 1                                                                                                                                        

Develop basic language skills needed  in day-to-day adult situations. Focus on listening and minimal speaking tasks necessary to satisfy routine classroom and social demands and limited work requirements. Introduction to reading and writing skills.

  • Alphabet

  • Numbers

  • Vocabulary words

Level 2                                                                                                                         

Develop greater skills in listening and speaking for basic communication in the classroom, outside the classroom and at work. Expand reading and writing skills, introduction of basic grammar.

  • Listening, Speaking, Reading

  • Writing – simple forms, sentences

  • Grammar:

    • Commands (Give him the pencil.)

    • Pronouns (he, she, they)

    • Simple present tense (I go to ESL class.)

    • Present continuous ( I am studying English)

    • Simple Past ( I went to school.)

    • Future (I am going to the mall.)

    • Can/can’t (I can speak English.)

Level 3

Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to function satisfactorily in most real-life situations related to immediate needs.

  • Listening, Speaking, Reading

  • Writing – forms, notes, series of sentences, paragraph

  • Pronunciation

  • Prepositions (in, on, at, next to, between)

  • Grammar:

    • Review of present, present continuous and future with “going to” questions and answers

    • Future tense with “will”

    • Introduction of have to, should, may, must would

Instructor: Angela Gonzalez