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English Language Acquisition (ELA)
English Language Acquisition (formerly ESL) classes are designed to teach the English language to students whose primary language is not English. The classes are held in various communities throughout the IVCC District. Classes are held during the fall and spring semesters. Please call 815-224-0432 (Luke) for the exact meeting times, days and locations.
Clases de Inglés como segundo Idioma están diseñadas para el aprendizaje del idioma Inglés. Las clases se llevan a cabo en varias comunidades del Distrito IVCC. Las clases se realizan durante los semestres del otoño y primavera. Por favor llame al 815-224-0432 (Luke) para los horarios exactos, días y lugares. Para Español llame a Sara al 815-224-0355
The Constitution and laws of the United States give many rights to both citizens and non-citizens living in the United States. However, some rights are only for citizens, such as;
· Bringing family members to the U. S.
· Obtaining citizenship for children born abroad
· Traveling with a U. S. passport
· Becoming eligible for federal jobs
· Becoming an elected official
· Showing your patriotism
To become a U.S. citizen, you must take the Oath of Allegiance. The Oath includes several promises you make when you become a U. S. citizen, including:
· Give up all prior allegiance to any other nation of sovereignty
· Swear allegiance to the United States
· Support and defend the Constitution and the laws of the U.S.
· Serve the country when required
*These lists do not include all the benefits and responsibilities, only some of the more important ones. For more citizenship information, contact Sara Escatel, Director of Adult Education, at 815-224-0355.
ELA classes are located in the following areas: ELA Class Schedules
ELA Resources and Links
http://www.languageguide.org Set your NATIVE language first, then English
http://a4esl.org a selection of activities, quizzes, puzzles & bilingual quizzes
http://www.google.com/language_tools language translator tool
Common Errors in English Usage and other helpful links.
ESL links from Houghton-Mifflin
http://www.ESLGold.com comprehensive resource for ESL learning material
http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/t-kuo/resource.html a list of ESL links and resources.