English Language Acquisition (ELA)

For adults who have limited or no proficiency in the English language. Various instructional methods available to meet all students’ needs. All classes are offered free of cost to the student.

For more information or to schedule an ELA orientation, contact Isabel Cain at (910) 246-4975.

Pinehurst Campus, Causey Hall
Mondays – Thursdays                       8 am-1:30pm
Mondays and Wednesdays                    6-9 pm

The Robbins Center, 110 N. Middleton Street
Mondays – Wednesdays                  8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mondays – Wednesdays                        6-9 pm

Sandhills Hoke Center, Upchurch Hall
Mondays – Thursdays                        8:30 am- 12:30 pm
Mondays and Wednesdays                        6-9 pm

ELA Online

Qualification is necessary for this class format. You will need computer or tablet and Internet access. Completion of 10 hours per week. For more information, contact Isabel Cain at (910) 246-4975 or cainm@sandhills.edu.


U. S. Citizenship Preparation Class

Prepare for the United States citizenship process. Learn the 100 civic questions, U.S. History and Government, how to fill out the N-400, and complete a practice naturalization interview. Must be 18 years of age or older and an English Language Learner. These free classes begin each August and February.


Orientation is required. Orientations are offered monthly in both Moore and Hoke Counties. With a valid score on the assessment, students will be placed in the appropriate level class.

Moore County Orientation Schedule
Hoke County Orientation Schedule

Call 910-695-3980 (Pinehurst) 910-875-8589 (Raeford) or submit an Online Orientation Request to schedule your orientation date and time.

All 16- and 17-year-old minors must complete and have notarized a Petition for the Admission of a Minor form and meet with a college official prior to attending orientation. Accompanying the minor must be at least one parent or legal guardian. After downloading the form, obtaining all required signatures, and having it notarized, call Tess Regan at 910-695-3777 to schedule an appointment.


Isabel Cain
Coordinator and Program Associate
112 Van Dusen