English Language Learners

About our English Language Learner (ELL) program

Our free English Language Learner (ELL) classes help students practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Students take ELL classes for many reasons, including to:

  • Prepare for college
  • Find a job
  • Pass the U.S. Citizenship test
  • Be more comfortable speaking English in the community.

Classes are FREE / NO COST for any adults in Greater New Orleans that are 16 years of age or older. 

What classes are available?

We offer classes for adults of any English level. So whether you are just getting started learning English or you’ve been speaking for years and want to continue practicing, we’ll help you find the right class for you. 

The following table shows some of the classes we currently offer:

Level Title Description
<1 Basic / Low Beginner For students that have no experience using the English language. Students will learn the alphabet, numbers, pronunciation, and basic vocabulary acquisition skills. Students will be able to communicate basic needs and engage in classroom experiences.
1-2 High Beginner/ Low-Intermediate For students who have some experience of learning English.  Students learn beginner level vocabulary, grammar, speaking, listening, and writing skills. Students will be able to write sentences and short paragraphs by the end of the course.
3-4 Intermediate / Intermediate High This intermediate course builds on the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills of the previous courses. Students will read informational texts, respond to these texts, and have extensive conversation practice.
5-6 Advanced This course dives into academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills as students practice English that is used in both social and professional settings. Students will also practice digital skills to create projects that allow them to practice new English communication skills.

Other classes offered

  • ELL Conversation - Improve English speaking skills through conversation and pronunciation practice.
  • Citizenship - Build the skills needed to pass the U.S. Citizenship exam.
  • Computer Basics - Build the skills needed to use computers and mobile devices at work, in school, and in community life.

When and where can I take classes?

In- Person


on-campus online classes

Campus Locations

  • City Park (Main Campus)
  • West Bank
  • Mid City (Broad St.)

Monday-Thursday classes

Twice a week 

  • Monday and Wednesday, or
  • Tuesday and Thursday


8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday classes:

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Live online classes through Google Meet and Google Classroom

** Students complete an online orientation to learn how to use Google Meet and Google Classroom.

Monday-Thursday classes:

Twice a week 

  • Monday and Wednesday, or
  • Tuesday and Thursday


9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Pathways for learning English

Are you interested in earning credit for English classes? Look at this chart to learn about the different ESL/ELL programs available at Delgado.

How can I enroll in ELL classes?

Students can register anytime at the link below!

Register now