Noncredit ELL

 ​​​CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

ELL Classes will resume on August 31, 2020 in an online format.

Please check back on this site August 1, 2020 for information on how to register.

In the meantime, if you have questions, you can contact one of the consultants below:​

​Christine Baker​, clbaker12@dmacc.edu - ​Ames & Carroll

John Windheuser, jbwindheuser@dmacc.edu - ​Urban, Ankeny, Walnut Creek

​​Lori Rice, l​srice@dmacc.edu - Southridge, First Christian Church, Newton, Perry

Last updated 7/6/​2020

​​​​​​​​​​​​Noncredit English Language Learner (ELL) courses, formerly called ESL or English as a Second Language (ESL), consist of multi-level English instruction for anyone 18 years or older.  The courses move learners from a beginner level to a solid intermediate level of proficiency. The classes cover the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as improving pronunciation and building vocabulary. The primary goal of the course is to teach communicative competence, that is, the ability to communicate in English according to the situation, purpose, and roles of the participants. The CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System) is used to appraise the students' English reading and listening skills and to place them in the appropriate learning level.

Testing, Registration & Attendance Requirements

Testing

  • Please allow up to 2 hours for testing. 
  • Please​ bring a photo identification. 
  • Please make arrangements for childcare - children are NOT allowed.

Registration

  • Following your testing session, staff will meet with you to determine the appropriate ELL class level.
  • IF your schedule allows and IF there is space available, staff will register you for a class.

Attendance

If you register for a class, you must come to class.  If you don't come to class, you will be dropped from the class. View the attendance policy. 
 

FAQs

​Testing Locations & Dates

​Ames Hunziker Center

​​Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we are not accepting new students for summer classes at this time. Please check back again soon for information about how to register for fall classes.

For information contact:    
Christine Baker: 515-290-4775, clbaker12@dmacc.edu​​​​

​1420 S. Bell Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
515-663-6700
Directions to Ames Hunziker Center

​Ankeny Campus​

​​Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we are not accepting new students for summer classes at this time. Please check back again soon for information about how to register for fall classes.​

For more information contact:
John Windheuser, jbwindheuser@dmacc.edu,  515-697-7764​
OR
Rhonda Smith, rlsmith34@dmacc.edu,  515-697-7762​​​
*Office located in Building 3, Urban Campus (1100 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314)​​​​​

2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Directions to Ankeny Campus

​Carroll Campus​

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we are not accepting new students for summer classes at this time. Please check back again soon for information about how to register for fall classes.​

For information contact:
Joel Lundstrom, (712)792-8308, jtlundstrom@dmacc.edu  or
OR  
Christine Baker: 515-290-4775, clbaker12@dmacc.edu​​​​

​906 N. Grant Road
Carroll, IA 51401
712-792-1755
Directions to Carroll Campus

​Des Moines First Christian Church

​​Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we are not accepting new students for summer classes at this time. Please check back again soon for information about how to register for fall classes.​

For information contact:
 Lori Rice, lsrice@dmacc.edu, 515-287-8723​​​​​​​​

​2500 University Ave,
Des Moines, IA  50311
Directions to Des Moines First Christian Church

Newton Campus

​​Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we are not accepting new students for summer classes at this time. Please check back again soon for information about how to register for fall classes.​

For more information please contact:

Jennie Doke-Kerns, Ph.D., jadokekerns@dmacc.edu, 641-791-1716​​​​​

600 N. 2nd Ave. W.
Newton, IA 50208
Directions to Newton Campus

Perry VanKirk Center​

​​Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we are not accepting new students for summer classes at this time. Please check back again soon for information about how to register for fall classes.​

For information contact:
Lori Rice, lsrice@dmacc.edu, 515-287-8723 or
Perry VanKirk Center, 515-428-8100​​

​1011 2nd Avenue
Perry, Iowa 50220
515-428-8100
Directions to Perry VanKirk Center

​Southridge Center

​​Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we are not accepting new students for summer classes at this time. Please check back again soon for information about how to register for fall classes.​

For information contact:
 Lori Rice, lsrice@dmacc.edu, 515-287-8723

ELL Southridge Website​​

​1111 E. Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA 50315
Directions to Southridge Center

​Urban Campus​

​​Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we are not accepting new students for summer classes at this time. Please check back again soon for information about how to register for fall classes.​ 

For more information, please contact:
John Windheuser, jbwindheuser@dmacc.edu, 515-697-7764, Building 3.
OR
Rhonda Smith, rlsmith34@dmacc.edu, 515-697-7762, Building 3.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Office hours:    ​Monday, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
                       Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
                       Wednesday, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
                       Thursday, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.​​​​

​1100 7th St
Des Moines, IA 50314
Directions to Urban Campus

Walnut Creek Church

​​Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we are not accepting new students for summer classes at this time. Please check back again soon for information about how to register for fall classes.​

For more information, please contact:

John Windheuser, jbwindheuser@dmacc.edu, 515-697-7764, Urban Campus, Building 3.
OR
Rhonda Smith, rlsmith34@dmacc.edu, 515-697-7762, Urban Campus, Building 3.​​​

DMACC Office Location:

Urban Campus
1100 7th St
Des Moines, IA 50314
Directions to Urban Campus