Adult Basic & Secondary Ed. (ABE)

The Adult Basic Education Center offers pre-college-level courses designed for

  1. adults with less than a 12th grade reading and/or math level who want to improve their basic skills in reading, math, writing, or computers,
  2. adults who are English language learners (ESL) who want to improve their basic language skills, and/or
  3. adults who do not have their high school diploma or its equivalent and would like to complete their high school equivalency.

To be eligible to enroll in classes, you must be at least 16 years of age. You cannot also be enrolled in high school. Individuals less than 18 years old will be required to provide documentation showing that they are not enrolled or required to be enrolled in high school under state law.

All classes are offered free of charge to eligible students. Registration takes place in Building K. Students must take placement testing and attend an orientation to register in classes. Classes are offered at the college and other area locations. These courses are not applicable toward any associate degree or vocational certificate.

Upon successful completion of one adult basic or secondary education (ABE, ASE, AMT, or ARW) class and submission of your High School Equivalency transcript from the Regional Office of Education (ROE) to the Adult Basic Education Center, in-district tuition for one three-credit-hour college class will be waived. Individuals must live or work in district to be eligible for the waiver.

Stevens Amendment FY19: Stevens Amendment: Approximately $589,465 (36%) of the Illinois Adult Education and Literacy Program cost at ECC is federally funded under Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.

ABE 008 Ad Basic Ed 1 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is intended to prepare beginning English Language Learners for success within the community. Students will learn to express themselves in everyday situations using high-frequency words and phrases. English literacy skills will be introduced in this course, building common vocabulary throughout. Course is repeatable three times. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: A student must take an approved adult education test and score between 0-3.9 GLE on the TABE test, be a non-native speaker of English who needs to work on basic skills, and receive departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 009 Ad Basic Ed 2 English Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is for individuals who do not have English as their first language but want to communicate within the local community. Students will strengthen their oral skills through collaborative learning activities. They will work to achieve writing proficiency through various forms of simple writing using common life-skills vocabulary. Course is repeatable three times. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: A student must take an approved adult education test and score between 4.0-8.9 GLE on the TABE test, be a non-native speaker of English who needs to work on basic skills, and receive departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 018 Ad Basic Ed 11 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is intended to prepare intermediate English Language Learners for academic success in college and career. Students will learn to express themselves using formal and informal speech, and to critically listen to a variety of oral language. Literacy skills, including the process of writing a paragraph, will be included in this course; building academic vocabulary throughout. Course is repeatable three times. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: A student must take an approved adult education test and score between 0-3.9 GLE on the TABE test, be a non-native speaker of English who needs to work on basic skills, and receive departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 019 Ad Basic Ed 12 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is for English Language Learners (ELLs) testing between 4.0-8.9 GLE on the TABE test who have a foundation in English grammar and vocabulary and can show proficiency in expressing everyday needs. At this level, students will begin to develop the essential skills and general knowledge needed to become career and college ready. Students will learn to complete authentic forms, write short notes, and compose short paragraphs; develop critical reading skills as they read short written works at the Low Intermediate level; improve their speaking and listening skills in different contexts; use technology to access and develop different types of texts; and incorporate basic math skills in contextualized settings. Course is repeatable three times. (1.7) Proficiency Not Credit Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Student must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to improve English language skills either for career or academic purposes. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 022 Ad Basic Ed 14 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is for English Language Learners (ELLs) testing between 4.0-8.9 GLE on the TABE test who have basic career and college readiness skills but who need to improve these skills in order to become successful in academic or workplace settings. Students will learn how to complete complex forms, write work-related letters and emails, and compose longer, more detailed paragraphs; further develop critical reading skills as they read complex High Intermediate texts; improve oral communication skills including close listening and the ability to use examples and details to clarify meaning; use technology to access, develop, and analyze different types of texts; and incorporate essential math skills in contextualized settings. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Student must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to improve English language skills either for career or academic purposes. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 025 Ad Basic Ed 16 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is for English Language Learners (ELLs) testing between 4.0-8.9 GLE on the TABE test who have intermediary career and college readiness skills but who need to refine and expand upon these skills in order to become successful in academic or workplace settings. Students will learn how to complete complex applications, write work-related letters and formal emails, and compose well-formulated detailed paragraphs; further develop critical reading skills as they read more complex High Intermediate texts; improve oral communication skills including close listening and the ability to elaborate on a topic; use technology to access, develop, analyze, and evaluate different types of texts; and apply multistep math skills in contextualized settings. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Student must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to improve English language skills either for career or academic purposes. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 028 Ad Basic Ed 21 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is intended to prepare beginning English Language Learners for success within the community. Students will learn to express themselves in everyday situations using high-frequency words and phrases. English literacy skills will be introduced in this course, building common vocabulary throughout. Course is repeatable three times. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: A student must take an approved adult education test and score between 0-3.9 GLE on the TABE test, be a non-native speaker of English who needs to work on basic skills, and receive departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 029 Ad Basic Ed 22 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is for English Language Learners (ELLs) testing between a 4.0-8.9 GLE on the TABE who do not have English as their first language but want to pursue academic college courses. At this level, students will work to achieve writing proficiency while expanding vocabulary and building grammar skills as they write short, logical essays, memos and emails. They will develop critical reading skills through independent reading, guided practice, and class discussion as they read a wide variety of high intermediate materials. Students will strengthen their speaking and listening skills through extensive practice in a variety of contexts and classroom discussions. Course is repeatable three times. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Student must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to improve English language skills for career or academic purposes. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 032 Ad Basic Ed 24 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is for English Language Learners (ELLs) testing between a 4.0-8.9 GLE on the TABE who do not have English as their first language but want to pursue academic college courses. At this level, students will work to achieve writing proficiency while expanding vocabulary and building grammar skills as they write logical multi-paragraph essays using comparison/contrast. They will demonstrate mastery in formal letters. They will continue to develop critical reading skills through independent reading, guided practice, and class discussion as they read a variety of high intermediate materials. They will learn to access and utilize information from a variety of resources and reference materials including charts and graphs. Students will strengthen their speaking and listening skills through extensive practice in a variety of conversation contexts, collaborative learning activities, and classroom discussions. Students will also present short informal speeches. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Student must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to improve English language skills either for career or academic purposes. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 035 Ad Basic Ed 26 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is for English Language Learners (ELLs) testing between a 4.0-8.9 GLE on the TABE who do not have English as their first language but want to pursue academic college courses. At this level, students will work to achieve proficiency in writing cause/effect multi-paragraph essays using adequate support and proper paragraph structure. They will continue to develop critical reading skills through independent reading, guided practice, and class discussion as they read a wide variety of high intermediate materials. They will learn to access and utilize information from a variety of resources and reference materials including charts and graphs. Students will strengthen their speaking and listening skills through extensive practice in a variety of conversation contexts, collaborative learning activities, and classroom discussions. Students will also present oral reports. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Student must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to improve English language skills either for career or academic purposes. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 040 English Literacy/Civics I (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) English Civics I is for students with limited knowledge of written English who want to develop the skills to communicate within their communities. They will enhance their roles as informed parents, workers, neighbors, and community participants by becoming informed and understanding community resources, consumer economics, health, health care, and wellness. Course is repeatable three times. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Adult Education pre test and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ABE 041 English Literacy/Civics II (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) EL/Civics II is for individuals with limited knowledge of written English. Students will develop skills to enhance their roles as informed parents, workers, neighbors, and community participants by participating in activities related to employment, democratic processes, and the school system in the United States. Course is repeatable three times. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Adult Education pre test and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ABE 054 Intro to Industrial Arts Careers (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) Students will explore the requirements, expectations, and outlooks for different careers in industrial arts. Students will work on modules in academic success, career awareness, and career development while developing the basic academic and soft skills necessary for success in a manufacturing program of study. Self assessment and review of skills will assist students with planning a path toward long and short-term goals. Course is repeatable three times to 24 credits. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Co-enrollment in an approved adult education course and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ABE 055 Intro to Industrial Arts Careers (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) Students will explore the requirements, expectations, and outlook for different careers in industrial arts. Students will work on modules in academic success, career awareness,and career development while developing the basic academic and soft skills necessary for success in a manufacturing program of study. Self-assessment and review of skills will assist students with planning a path toward their short term and long term goals. Course is repeatable three times to 24 credits. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Co-enrollment in an approved adult education course and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ABE 060 Contextualized Beginning ABE (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) Students will gain the academic skills, occupational knowledge, and communication skills necessary for successful transition to study in their chosen career field. Instruction will include study skills and career self assessment. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ABE 061 Contextualized Intermediate ABE (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) Students will gain the academic skills, occupational knowledge, and communication skills necessary for successful transition to study in their chosen career field. Instruction will include study skills and career self assessment. Repeatable to 24 credits. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ABE 070 Thriving in the Workplace (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) Students will gain the necessary attitudes, behaviors, and skills required by employers to be successful in the workplace. Course is repeatable three times. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ABE 071 Thriving in the Workplace (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) Students will gain the necessary attitudes, behaviors, and skills required by employers to be successful in the workplace. Course is repeatable three times. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ABE 083 Basic Computer Skills (1.5-3)(1.5,0)

(1.5 or 3, 0) This course is designed to introduce the ABE student to basic computer skills using individualized and group methods of instruction. Course is repeatable four times up to 12 credits. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

AMT 010 Beginning Math Literacy I (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A basic math course with the emphasis on developing number concepts and the addition and subtraction of whole numbers and decimals. The content also includes place value, time concepts, shape identification, and linear measurement. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

AMT 020 Beginning Math Basic Education II (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A basic math course focusing on the four operations of whole numbers and decimals as well as the critical thinking skills to solve these problems. The content also includes an understanding of fractions and geometry in relation to perimeter and area. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

AMT 030 Low Intermediate Math Basic Educ III (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A basic math course focusing on the four operations of whole numbers and decimals as well as the critical thinking skills to solve these problems. The content also includes an understanding of fractions and geometry in relation to perimeter and area. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

AMT 040 High Intermediate Math Basic Educ IV A (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A basic math course emphasizing the concepts of ratios and proportions, percent and solving equations. The course content also includes defining and evaluating functions. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

AMT 045 High Intermediate Math Basic Educ IV B (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A basic math course emphasizing geometry including surface area, volume, and Pythagorean Theorem. The course content also includes data analysis and probability. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ARW 010 Beginning Reading/Writing Literacy I (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A basic course in reading for the fundamentals of alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary acquisition and comprehension in literature and informational texts. Knowledge gained from reading will be integrated to actual practice in simplistic writing of Standard English grammar. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ARW 020 Beginning Reading/Writing Basic Educ II (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A basic course in reading for the fundamentals of alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary acquisition and comprehension in literature and informational texts. Knowledge gained from reading will be integrated to actual practice in simplistic writing of Standard English grammar. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ARW 030 Low Inter Reading/Writing Basic Educ III (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A basic course in reading for the fundamentals of fluency, vocabulary acquisition and comprehension in literature and informational texts. The focus of reading will explore a range of texts and tasks. Knowledge gained from reading will be integrated in paragraph writing that encompasses a range of task, purpose and audience. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ARW 040 High Inter Reading/Writing Basic Educ IV (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A basic course in reading for the fundamentals of fluency, vocabulary acquisition and comprehension in literature, and informational texts-History/Social Studies, Science/Technical Subjects, Functional/Workplace Skills. The focus of reading will explore a range of texts and tasks. Knowledge gained from reading will be integrated in paragraph writing that encompasses a range of task, purpose and audience. Writing will emphasize on discipline-specific tasks requiring the mastery of complex sentence structures utilizing the eight basic parts of speech. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 008 Ad Basic Ed 1 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is intended to prepare beginning English Language Learners for success within the community. Students will learn to express themselves in everyday situations using high-frequency words and phrases. English literacy skills will be introduced in this course, building common vocabulary throughout. Course is repeatable three times. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: A student must take an approved adult education test and score between 0-3.9 GLE on the TABE test, be a non-native speaker of English who needs to work on basic skills, and receive departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 009 Ad Basic Ed 2 English Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is for individuals who do not have English as their first language but want to communicate within the local community. Students will strengthen their oral skills through collaborative learning activities. They will work to achieve writing proficiency through various forms of simple writing using common life-skills vocabulary. Course is repeatable three times. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: A student must take an approved adult education test and score between 4.0-8.9 GLE on the TABE test, be a non-native speaker of English who needs to work on basic skills, and receive departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 018 Ad Basic Ed 11 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is intended to prepare intermediate English Language Learners for academic success in college and career. Students will learn to express themselves using formal and informal speech, and to critically listen to a variety of oral language. Literacy skills, including the process of writing a paragraph, will be included in this course; building academic vocabulary throughout. Course is repeatable three times. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: A student must take an approved adult education test and score between 0-3.9 GLE on the TABE test, be a non-native speaker of English who needs to work on basic skills, and receive departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 019 Ad Basic Ed 12 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is for English Language Learners (ELLs) testing between 4.0-8.9 GLE on the TABE test who have a foundation in English grammar and vocabulary and can show proficiency in expressing everyday needs. At this level, students will begin to develop the essential skills and general knowledge needed to become career and college ready. Students will learn to complete authentic forms, write short notes, and compose short paragraphs; develop critical reading skills as they read short written works at the Low Intermediate level; improve their speaking and listening skills in different contexts; use technology to access and develop different types of texts; and incorporate basic math skills in contextualized settings. Course is repeatable three times. (1.7) Proficiency Not Credit Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Student must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to improve English language skills either for career or academic purposes. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 022 Ad Basic Ed 14 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is for English Language Learners (ELLs) testing between 4.0-8.9 GLE on the TABE test who have basic career and college readiness skills but who need to improve these skills in order to become successful in academic or workplace settings. Students will learn how to complete complex forms, write work-related letters and emails, and compose longer, more detailed paragraphs; further develop critical reading skills as they read complex High Intermediate texts; improve oral communication skills including close listening and the ability to use examples and details to clarify meaning; use technology to access, develop, and analyze different types of texts; and incorporate essential math skills in contextualized settings. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Student must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to improve English language skills either for career or academic purposes. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 025 Ad Basic Ed 16 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is for English Language Learners (ELLs) testing between 4.0-8.9 GLE on the TABE test who have intermediary career and college readiness skills but who need to refine and expand upon these skills in order to become successful in academic or workplace settings. Students will learn how to complete complex applications, write work-related letters and formal emails, and compose well-formulated detailed paragraphs; further develop critical reading skills as they read more complex High Intermediate texts; improve oral communication skills including close listening and the ability to elaborate on a topic; use technology to access, develop, analyze, and evaluate different types of texts; and apply multistep math skills in contextualized settings. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Student must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to improve English language skills either for career or academic purposes. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 028 Ad Basic Ed 21 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is intended to prepare beginning English Language Learners for success within the community. Students will learn to express themselves in everyday situations using high-frequency words and phrases. English literacy skills will be introduced in this course, building common vocabulary throughout. Course is repeatable three times. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: A student must take an approved adult education test and score between 0-3.9 GLE on the TABE test, be a non-native speaker of English who needs to work on basic skills, and receive departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 029 Ad Basic Ed 22 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is for English Language Learners (ELLs) testing between a 4.0-8.9 GLE on the TABE who do not have English as their first language but want to pursue academic college courses. At this level, students will work to achieve writing proficiency while expanding vocabulary and building grammar skills as they write short, logical essays, memos and emails. They will develop critical reading skills through independent reading, guided practice, and class discussion as they read a wide variety of high intermediate materials. Students will strengthen their speaking and listening skills through extensive practice in a variety of contexts and classroom discussions. Course is repeatable three times. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Student must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to improve English language skills for career or academic purposes. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 032 Ad Basic Ed 24 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is for English Language Learners (ELLs) testing between a 4.0-8.9 GLE on the TABE who do not have English as their first language but want to pursue academic college courses. At this level, students will work to achieve writing proficiency while expanding vocabulary and building grammar skills as they write logical multi-paragraph essays using comparison/contrast. They will demonstrate mastery in formal letters. They will continue to develop critical reading skills through independent reading, guided practice, and class discussion as they read a variety of high intermediate materials. They will learn to access and utilize information from a variety of resources and reference materials including charts and graphs. Students will strengthen their speaking and listening skills through extensive practice in a variety of conversation contexts, collaborative learning activities, and classroom discussions. Students will also present short informal speeches. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Student must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to improve English language skills either for career or academic purposes. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ABE 035 Ad Basic Ed 26 Eng Lang Learner (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is for English Language Learners (ELLs) testing between a 4.0-8.9 GLE on the TABE who do not have English as their first language but want to pursue academic college courses. At this level, students will work to achieve proficiency in writing cause/effect multi-paragraph essays using adequate support and proper paragraph structure. They will continue to develop critical reading skills through independent reading, guided practice, and class discussion as they read a wide variety of high intermediate materials. They will learn to access and utilize information from a variety of resources and reference materials including charts and graphs. Students will strengthen their speaking and listening skills through extensive practice in a variety of conversation contexts, collaborative learning activities, and classroom discussions. Students will also present oral reports. (1.7) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Student must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to improve English language skills either for career or academic purposes. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer