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To request information in your preferred language, contact the ELL office. 

Para solicitar información en su idioma preferido, comuníquese con la oficina de ELL. 

English Basic Skills (EBS) classes are designed for students who are just beginning to study English. These classes address listening, speaking, reading and writing skills that are used for work and everyday life.

Program Eligibility Requirements* 

  • You must be 18 or older. If you are 16 or 17, contact the ELL office to discuss class options.
  • You must be a Maryland resident.
  • You must have access to the internet and a computer (desktop, laptop or Chromebook).
  • Take the English reading assessment if needed. 

*F1 and J1 visa holders are not eligible for English Basic Skills classes. We encourage students to take our English for Academic Purposes or Interactive English classes. For information contact the ELL office. 

How to Get Started

Complete the English Basic Skills class request form below:

Note: The EBS Interest Form is not a registration form. You still must complete a registration form to officially secure your spot in our classes. You may also be required to take a reading assessment to ensure you are placed in the most suitable class for your learning journey. 

After you complete the EBS Interest Form, you will receive an email from the ELL office with further instructions on how to continue with the registration process. Please be patient; this may take a few days. If you don’t receive an email after two weeks, contact the ELL Office. 

For information, contact the ELL office at or 410-777-2901. If you reach our voicemail, provide your name, phone number and email address and a staff member will respond to you during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Class Format

In Person

Courses meet in a classroom. An instructor provides a lecture or leads a discussion in person, and you see your fellow students face-to-face.

Masks are required indoors at all AACC facilities regardless of vaccination status

For information visit our Riverhawks Reunite page.


These courses meet online via Zoom. To participate fully in online classes, you need access to the internet and a computer, tablet or smartphone. You must be available to complete online assignments during the days/times you select.

Class Schedule (Online and In Person)


Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon

Saturday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.


Monday and Wednesday, 2-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday, 2-4:30 p.m.


Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m.

Monday and Wednesday, 6-8:30 p.m.

In-Person Class Locations

AACC in Arnold

101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012

AACC at Arundel Mills

7009 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD 21076

Brock Bridge Elementary School

405 Brock Bridge Road, Laurel, MD 20724

Brooklyn Park Elementary School

200 14th Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21225

Brooklyn Park Senior Center

202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn, MD 21225

Edgewater Elementary School

121 Washington Road, Edgewater, MD 21037

Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library

1410 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Nantucket Elementary School

2350 Nantucket Drive, Crofton, MD 21114

Odenton Regional Library

1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton, MD 21113

Pip Moyer Recreation Center

273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis, MD 21403

The Sarah E. Carter Building at Glen Burnie Town Center

101 Crain Highway N., Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Tracey’s Elementary School

20 Deale Road, Basecamp 1, Tracys Landing, MD 20779

Class offerings, schedules and locations may vary term to term. 

Class Cost

Classes are funded by a grant from the Maryland Higher Education Commission and a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the Maryland Department of Labor. These grants enable AACC to offer integrated skills classes at no cost to students.


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English Language Learning

Office Hours


8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In Person

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Glen Burnie Town Center, Room 401