Professor Jozlin works with another student on work on the computer.
Kellogg Community College English professor Elyse Jozlin works with a student on campus at KCC. Photo courtesy of KCC.

Kellogg Community College hosted an English Language Learning Open House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Burma Center, 765 Upton Ave. in Springfield, open to anyone who was interested in learning more about ELL studies at the College.

English professor Elyse Jozlin, who teaches the ELL classes at KCC, hosted the event to inform more people about the classes offered, a special ELL scholarship opportunity, and to help make connections with KCC ELL staff.

“What I am trying to do is create this culture where the community knows who to go to,” Jozlin said before the event.

KCC launched a series of intermediate and advanced ELL classes last fall, and added three introductory level classes in January. All levels of the four-credit classes are designed to help students improve their English language skills across categories including reading and writing; grammar and communication; and speaking and listening.

Roderick Simmons, manager of Recruitment and Student Outreach at KCC, was also at the open house to help with the admissions process for anyone who wanted to apply on the spot.

“This is truly for everyone and it doesn’t matter what language they speak, or how old they are,” Jozlin said. “The classes are helpful to anyone who wishes to further their knowledge of the English language.”

For more information about ELL classes at KCC, visit