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Living in a new country is difficult, but learning the language of the new country is even harder. We know and understand this.

In fact, many of our English Language Development (ELD) teachers have gone through the same exact thing: moving to a new country, finding a job, filling out paperwork, getting insurance, figuring out the transportation system, and, all the while, trying to learn a new language. We understand how hard even the most simple of tasks can be when you do not speak the language of the country you are in.

That is why our ELD program at Highlands is student-centered, communicative, and focused on life skills. First and foremost, we want you to be able to function comfortably in the United States. Then we want to help you find the job of your dreams, so that you can create a beautiful life for yourself and your family here. You see, really, we want the same things you do – for you to be fulfilled and successful. Nothing makes us happier.

We have ELD classes throughout the greater Sacramento area, and at some locations we have leveled classes from Beginning ELD to Advanced. Most of our classes are approximately 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday through Friday. Although at some locations we offer classes in the evening, 5:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. and some offer afternoon classes from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Please call our main office today to set up an appointment with a counselor or visit our enrollment website to find a location that works for you.

If you are interested in studying at the main campus, please attend the New Student Orientation. This is held every Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. You will be introduced to our program and take a placement test on this day.

We also have additional programs that may be of interest to you, which can be taken together in coordination with your regular ELD classes.

For example, if you speak Spanish and are interested in getting your American High School Diploma, you may also be interested in our HiSET Program, or if you are an immigrant who is interested in getting your American citizenship, you may also be interested in our Citizenship Program.

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