The Nica English Language Learning Program (NICA ELL)
Was created with the purpose of providing youth a powerful tool for opening up additional employment opportunities, which in turn could also mean a better future. The course is designed for young people between 15 and 30 years old; but, of course, others interested in learning English are welcome.
The English program is currently designed in four levels— Levels I, II, III, and IV, but we are continually adding to our curriculum. Each level is generally intended to be completed in approximately three to four months. However, we strongly focus on student success, so the successful completion of a level might take longer. We believe that a student who successfully completes the four levels will have acquired a proficient level of English knowledge. A proof of that is evidenced in the Living Hope teachers, who now teach beginning levels. These teachers are a part of the Level IV class and are commendably able to share their knowledge with the new groups.