English Language Acquisition

We welcome and support English language learners. And, we’ve created spaces where you will feel safe, welcome, and can thrive. Through classroom, small group, and online instruction, you can expand your English reading, writing, and speaking skills.

Our English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes and instructors will boost your confidence and make sure you are heard, whether you are conducting business, talking with a friend, or attending an event.

You don’t have to travel far. We offer ELA classes in Clinton, Columbus Junction, Davenport, Muscatine, and West Liberty. Register online. We do a pre-assessment and you get to attend an orientation before your first class.

Ready to get started?

No matter which campus you choose, you are part of the EICC community. Use the library, visit the food pantry, join student activities, or visit the career center for resume help. At EICC, we provide the encouragement and resources to succeed.  Here’s more information:

Intake assessments for new students cover reading and listening and are used to place you in the appropriate course level.

To access remote classes you will need the following:

  • Computer, laptop, or tablet 
  • Camera
  • Microphone
  • Reliable internet connection

If you have access to the required equipment but do not have internet access, let us know. We provide free public WiFi at all EICC locations. If you are testing in one of our centers, all technology will be provided for you.

Registration, pre-assessments and orientation can be done in groups. Call the campus location to schedule group registration:

  • Clinton Community College Learning Center – 563-244-7050
  • Columbus Junction Center – 563-288-6161
  • Muscatine Community College – 563-288-6161
  • Scott Community College West Davenport Center – 563-328-7690
  • West Liberty Center – 563-288-6161

Pedro Gomez
“EICC has programs that expand your mindset to the point where you can see the impossible can be possible. Based on my education, I had the opportunity to pursue this career and grow with the company. I feel blessed to be part of this amazing school institution.”
Pedro Gomez, Scott Community College Graduate
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Visit your campus library. Use the computers. Ask staff for help with research. Find a nook and enjoy a quiet place to study. Not on-campus? Visit EICConnect to access electronic resources, including e-books, magazines, videos, and databases.

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Food Pantries

Our cupboards, pantries, markets, and food fridges are stocked. Take what you need or give what you can. We realize what's going on in the classroom may be secondary to what is going on in your life.

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Career Services

EICC’s Career Services department helps you refine goals, search for jobs, and launch a profession. Looking for work or an internship? Regional and national employers post openings on our job posting site. Upload your resume. Refresh it first using our free online tool. Meet with an EICC career coordinator to do a mock interview or to learn more about career pathways.



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Contact Us

Contact the campus you plan to attend. If you’re not sure, you may contact campus.

Office hours - Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Mary Jo Neir

Mary Jo Nier, Lead HSE Instructor, Clinton Community College


Scott Schneider, PhD

Scott Schneider, Dean of Adult Education