Non-Credit ESL

English As a Second Language classes are offered tuition-free for the community. Adult students 16 years and older will learn to speak, read, and write English. New student orientation is required. The Rosetta Stone online study is also available to students!

NEW for 2015: Burlington English and Rosetta Stone online study program. Ask your instructor!!

New Student Orientation Schedule

Fort Dodge Orientations and Class Sessions:
(Fridays from 9:30 – 11:30am)

Orientation: Monday, July 6th @ 9:30
Session 1: July 7th – August 13th

Orientation: Friday, August 7th @ 9:30 AM
Session 2: August 10th – September 10th

Orientation: Friday, September 11th @ 9:30 AM
Monday, September 14th @ 5:30 PM (Evening Class Fall Orientation)
Session 3:  September 14th – October 15th

Orientation: Friday, October 16th @ 9:30 AM
Session 4: October 19th – December 3rd

Orientation: Friday, December 4th @ 9:30 AM
Session 5: December 5th – January 14th

Orientation: Friday, January 22th @ 9:30 AM
Monday, January 25th @ 5:30PM (Evening Class Spring Orientation)
Session 6: January 25th – February 25th

Orientation: Friday, February 26th @ 9:30 AM
Session 7: February 29th – April 7th

Orientation: April 8th @ 9:30 AM
Session 8: April 11th – May 12th

Orientation: May 13th @ 9:30 AM
Session 9: May 16th – June 16th 

Storm Lake Orientations:
(Mondays at 10am and 6pm)

Orientation: July 6th 10am and 6pm
Session 1: July 6th- August 6th 

Orientation: August 10th 10am and 6pm
Session 2: August 17th –September 17th

Orientation: September 14th 10am and 6pm
Session 3:  September 21st – October 22nd

Orientation: October 19th 10am and 10pm
Session 4: October 26th – December 3rd

Orientation: November 30th 10am and 6pm
Session 5: December 7th – January 21st

Orientation: January 18th 10am and 6pm
Session 6: January 25th – February 25th

Orientation: February 22th 10am and 6pm
Session 7: February 29th - April 7th

Orientation: April 4th 10am and 6pm
Session 8: April 11th – May 12th

Orientation: May 9th 10am and 6pm
Session 9: May 16th – June 16th

Webster City Orientations:
Orientation will be on the following Thursdays at 5:00pm.

August 13
September 17
October 22
December 3
January 21
February 25
April 7
May 12

E.S.L. Classes are offered in...

Where Day/Time Location Contact
Fort Dodge M,T,W,TH @ 9:30am-12pm
Computer Lab M & W 12:30-2:30pm
M & TH @ 5:30pm-8pm
Iowa Central Fort Dodge Campus
Applied Science & Technology Building, Room 408
Shari Lehman
Jan Albrecht
Erin Guddall
Mary Sersland
Storm Lake T, W, TH @ 10:30am-1:00pm and
Computer Lab M 11am-1pm and 3-7pm
AEA 8 Building Terrin Bern
Webster City
T, W, TH @ 9:30am-Noon and 5pm-8pm
Computer Lab on T 12:30-2:30pm
All Cultures Equal Center
1440 E. 2nd Street
Valerie Stone
KC Constant
Jamie Jentik
Geri Harris

For more information

Contact Ann Waynar at 515-574-1959 or or Erin Guddall at 515-574-1960 or

In Storm Lake contact Terrin Bern at 712-749-5178 or