Adult Learning Center - English Language Learning

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     FREE English as Second Language Classes!


    Our next registration for English Language Classes will be August 2021.  Please sign up to receive the information once it's available.

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     If you have questions, please contact our office at 573-214-3803 or 


    General Information

    The Adult Learning Center has served adults in the Mid-Missouri area since 1978. The ALC has class sites at the Family Impact Center (105 E Ash, Columbia) and Columbia Area Career Center (4203 S Providence, Columbia). Beginning November 30, 2020, due to COVID-19 concerns, all classes are online until further notice.

    English classes are available for all levels of ELL students:

    • Morning - 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri)
    • Afternoon - 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri)
    • Evening - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. (Mon, Wed)

    The ALC provides services and instruction in English Language Learning (ELL) with the purpose of assisting adults in one or more of the following areas:

    • Become proficient in English language skills for non-native English speakers
    • Instruction designed to help individuals of limited English proficiency achieve competence in the English language.
    • Teach workplace skills
    • Community resource information through topical workshops and field trips/community outings
    • Promotes American citizenship through civics and language instruction

    For current enrollment details, call our office at 573-214-3803 or email:



    Apply to be a Volunteer

    The ALC is currently seeking volunteers interested in donating their time helping ELL students learn English. If interested, please contact Elaine at