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English Language Studies (ELS) courses begin in January 2024!

  • Improve your English language communication skills and advance your career!
  • Courses are available ONLINE & ON CAMPUS in Providence, & Lincoln, RI
  • New student? Take a level assessment and register in the appropriate class!

Spring Schedule

(50 hours - $235)
Monday / Wednesday
Jan 29 – Apr 24
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Tuesday / Thursday
Jan 30 – Apr 23
6:00 – 8:00 pm 
Jan 27 – Apr 20
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Providence Level 1, Level 4 Level 1, Level 2, Level 3    Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4  
Lincoln  Level 4 Level 1, Level 2, Level 3   Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4  
Online Level 4  Level 2, Level 3   -  
(40 Hours - $190)
Monday / Wednesday
Feb 12 – Apr 22
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Feb 13 – Apr 18
6:00 – 8:00 pm



Advanced Grammar for Expression




Reading/Writing for English for Comprehension



Business English (Level 4 & up)

(20 Hours – $115)
Feb 13 – Apr 16
6:00 – 8:00 pm 
Feb 14 – Apr 17
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Feb 15 – Apr 18
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Providence Conv. & Pronunciation
(L4 – L6)
    Conv. & Vocabulary
(L5 – L6)
Lincoln   Conv. & Grammar
(L2 – L3)
Online   Conv. & Grammar
(L2 – L3)
    Conv. & Vocabulary
(L5 – L6)

No Class Days: February 19, March 29-30

How long is the course?

  • Level courses: 50 hours (3 months)
  • Advanced classes: 40 hours (2.5 months)
  • Conversation classes: 20 hours (2 months)

How much is the course fee?

  • Level courses: $235 to register + $40-$60 required textbook
  • Advanced classes: $190 to register + required textbook
  • Conversation classes: $115 to register

How do I register and pay?

  • Register and pay ONLINE by credit/debit card. 

*For information on how to pay by money order or check, please contact us

What is required to participate in a course ONLINE?
Access to Internet and a web browser (google chrome, safari, etc.) for course assignments.
Device to support video conferencing (laptop, tablet, computer, or smartphone).


REGISTER for a Level Assessment FIRST(to determine if you are ready to begin a higher level)


REGISTER for Level 1 (Basic, recommended if you have not taken an English class before and know how to read and write in your native language)

REGISTER for the next level

(Students who are already in the program and approved the course may register for the next level.)

Need help registering online?

ELS Flyer

Video Tutorial

Quick Start CCRI English Registration Guide


ELS classes give students an understanding of the basics of the English language. The goal of the program is to help speakers of other languages achieve a level of English proficiency to function better in everyday living, enter a job training program, improve performance in current jobs, and/or pursue other goals.

Students who are interested in job training or college classes may consider free classes in the CCRI Bridge Program  to develop pre-college academic skills and/or prepare for the GED exams.

Payment Information

1. Online registration is paid by debit/credit card ONLY.

2. Check or money order can be mailed to CCRI. Please contact [email protected] if you would like more information on how to register and make the payment by mail.

Refund Policy: Students must provide a minimum of 48-hours’ notice prior to the start of a course in order to be eligible for a refund. Without proper notice or documented medical excuse, students will be required to re-register and pay. No partial refunds of tuition are made under any circumstances. Books and materials may be non-refundable depending on the course. Students are eligible for a refund in full if the course has been cancelled by CCRI.

Duplicate/Replacement Certificates: To request a duplicate certificate of completion, please complete our online registration form here. There is a $10 charge for a duplicate certificate.

Register for Level Assessment

Register for Class


Email: [email protected]  

Tel: 401-455-6019 (Office calls) Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM

Tel: 401-259-1369 Call or Text




$115-235, $10 non-refundable registration fee.


Time Commitment


20-50 hours






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