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English Language Classes

To register for English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes, come to the Odegaard Phoenix Center, which is located downstairs in the Transitional Services Building (at the corner of South Rock Street and Centralia College Boulevard) at Centralia College.


New students and students who have not attended in the previous two quarters will need to first apply to Centralia College using the Centralia College homepage. Click on Apply Now. You will need to open a web account and then complete the application. You will need to attend an orientation. Picture identification is required.


There are two sessions for orientation:
5-7:50 p.m. Monday and Tuesday (both)
12-4 p.m.Wednesday
Placement testing takes place during orientation.

Fall Quarter 2018 Orientations begin:
Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 10 and 11
Wednesday, Sept. 12

After this first week, orientations will be help weekly at the same times until Nov.6. After this date, orientations are not available until mid-December.

There is a charge of $25 per quarter, but any person with low income or who receives medical assistance, food assistance, WIC, or other government benefits, qualifies for a fee waiver.


Fall 2018 Courses and Schedule

Orientation Fall quarter orientations are available on Monday and Tuesday evenings (both evenings) from 5-7:50 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12-4 p.m. To confirm times and dates, call 360-623-8957.

Morning Classes
Centralia College
9-11:50 a.m. Monday-Thursday
Levels 1-4
In this class, students receive instruction in speaking, listening, reading, writing, mathematical concepts and basic computer use.

Levels 5-6
These levels have transitioned to the BEDA program. Students must complete the registration process. Ask for information in the Odegaard Phoenix Center located downstairs in the Transitional Services Building.

Evening Classes
Levels 1-4
6-8:50 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
In this class, students receive instruction in speaking, listening, reading, writing, mathematical concepts and basic computer use.

Levels 5-6
IEL Civics On-Ramp to Office Administration
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
This course is part of the IELCivics program. It is a preparation for employment or a career in Office Management. (Students must have valid CASAS scores of 215 or higher and be at level 4 writing competencies to attend.)

Reading for Civics Participation
6-8:50 p.m. Tuesdays
Civics and US History are the focus of this content area reading class. The goal of this class is to help students reach a better understanding of the United States, its history and government so that they may become better community members.

Bilingual English-Spanish Preparation for the GED
6-8:50 p.m. Tuesdays
This class is for students who wish to receive help in Spanish to prepare for testing for the GED.

Rochester
Childcare is provided.
12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays
ROOF Community Center
In this class, students receive instruction in speaking, listening, reading, writing, mathematical concepts and basic computer use.

Chehalis
Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland Library
Tuesdays 11 a.m.-1:50 p.m. (small conference room)
Wednesdays 12:30-2:20 p.m. (Community Room)
Thursdays 11 a.m.-1:50 p.m. (Community Room)
Fridays 12:30-2:20 p.m. (Community Room)
This course is a 10-hour a week web-enhanced class. Students will check out Chromebooks (tablets) from Timberland Library to complete work at home. Students receive instruction in speaking, listening, reading, writing, mathematical concepts, and basic computer use. For more information, call 360-623-8957. For more information, call 360-623-8109 or 360-623-8411. Leave your name, phone number and a message. Please speak slowly and clearly.