English Language Learners

Anoka Technical College seeks to engage English Language Learners (ELL) in their academic learning and English language development. We are committed to providing a positive and supportive environment that allows students to demonstrate growing proficiency in the English language.

Services to assist students whose first language is not English include free English Language Learner classes, career counseling, advising, referrals to tutoring and much more.

Free ELL Classes

Metro North Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Free English Language Learner (ELL) classes: Prepare for college by attending free English Language Learner (ELL) classes on the Anoka Technical College campus. Classes are taught by ABE teachers and are designed to help students develop occupational and English communication skills necessary for academic and career success. Classes focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

All students are strongly encouraged to pave the way to long-term success by working with ABE teachers before placement testing or registration for college-level coursework.

Get started: Sign-up for free reading, writing and math brush-up classes at an ABE Enrollment Session:
Tuesdays at 10 am or Thursdays at 5 pm
Student Success Center, Rm 190-0
Appointment not necessary

Get started: Sign-up for free ELL classes:
Thursdays at 5 pm
Student Success Center, Rm 190-0
Appointment not necessary

Other ABE Locations
There are multiple Adult Basic Education locations across the north metro. For more information, call 763-783-4870 or visit www.metronorthabe.org

We're Here to Help

Student Support Services

A wide variety of free services are available at Anoka Technical College to help students reach their educational goals. Call to get details and arrange for assistance:


 Academic Planning
 Enrollment and Success Coach
 Counseling  763-576-4036
 Testing Center
 Academic Support
 Peer Tutoring Program
 Math Lab
 Room 173
 Writing Center
 Room 130
 Library  763-576-7850
 College Preparation and Academic Support
 Adult Basic Education (ABE)
 Personalized Support
 Disabilities Services
 Multicultural Center
 Veterans Center
 Job Placement

Make College a Part of Your Future

Learn new skills, make more money and get a job you enjoy! The "Make College a Part of Your Future" brochure is available in the nine languages spoken most commonly in Minnesota. Caring people and valuable resources are available to help you find ways to make college a part of your future.

Easily share information with others by visiting Minnesota State Colleges and Universities on the Web to download a PDF of the brochure in the language of your choice.

The nine languages include:

  • Dakota
  • English
  • French
  • Hmong
  • Ojibwe
  • Russian
  • Somah
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Request a copy by e-mailing start.here@so.mnscu.edu

Include your mailing address.

Ready to Enroll?

Take a Placement Test

Students need not apply to the college first to take the Accuplacer.

College staff will review Accuplacer test results with students to provide next-step direction and help with course planning for technical programs.


Enrollment Services

College Operator


English Language Learners brochure


Spring Semester Starts January 9, 2017