Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Questions About ELA (English Classes)
ELA classes are funded by the U.S. government to prepare people for working and/or going to school in the United States. If you will live permanently in the United States you are eligible for our classes. If you are planning to return to your home country someday, you are not eligible for our ELA classes.If you are here on a visa that does not allow you to work and go to school, we can help you find other area programs. If you are an international student, we recommend ELCI. If you are not an international student, there are English classes available through LBCC’s Community Education department that are open to visitors. Please contact Sue Stone (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
The first step to joining ELA classes is to complete our online orientation. You can start orientation any time.
Fast Track is an intensive program designed for students who need English skills for work and/or college and want to move quickly toward their goals. Students should have at least 10 or more hours a week for classes and homework. Fast Track students will take core English classes as well as computer, basic math, and college readiness classes. Community ELA is for students who have less time to attend classes and do homework. These classes will focus on day to day English needed for life in the United States.
These classes are meant for adults 18 and over. Rarely, we can accept those aged 16 or 17 who have been formally released from compulsory education or have documentation to show they have graduated high school from a home country. No one under the age of 16 is eligible for ELA. LBCC does not allow children to attend classes with parents or guardians.
Questions About Attendance and Course Fees
You should be prepared to attend each class you sign up for at least 90% of the time, which means you can have no more than two unexcused absences per term. This includes online classes. We offer day, evening and some weekend classes. We can’t help you meet your goals if you aren’t in class.
Missing a lot of classes will affect your progress in the program and can affect whether or not you are able to register for future terms.
Class fees in the Adult Basic Skills Department are $33 per term. You may take more than one class for that fee if you can meet the attendance requirements.
- Online through Webrunner
- Call the Business Office at 541-917-4312 (8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday)
- Visit the Business Office in Calapooia Center, or the front desk at Lebanon or Benton Center
- Mail a check or money order (no cash, please) to:
Linn-Benton Community College
Calapooia Center, Attn: Business Office
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321