ACC English Literacy Program and Three Students Win Contest

Melin Morales DiazIvonne Marquez and Uaipom Khamphu.

Among the gift card contest winners from ACC were (l-r) Melin Morales Diaz; Ivonne Marquez and Uaipom Khamphu.

(December 9, 2021) – The English Language Acquisition Program at Alamance Community College and three of its students have won a national contest.

English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes are offered to any English Language Learner free of charge. Classes range from basic literacy to advanced levels. The program also offers classes in citizenship.

Although students learn face-to-face in the classroom, the College also utilizes Learning Upgrade, a distance learning program that supplements the students’ English classes with leveled lessons in grammar, reading comprehension, and digital literacy.

Learning Upgrade sponsors a contest in which three times a year it awards one program, one instructor, and three students for their participation in the program. For the May through August cohort, ACC won the program category and was awarded 50 additional seats for free. All three student categories were won by ACC students: Melin Morales Diaz won for top program hours at 114; Ivonne Marquez won for top certificates with 5; and Uaipom Khamphu won for top lessons with 334. Each student won a $200 Visa gift card from Learning Upgrade.

ACC students may use any online device to access the digital Learning Upgrade program, but it is particularly easy to access by phone. Each lesson is approximately 7-9 minutes long so it is easy and convenient for them to fit in language lessons when they have short periods of time.

For more information on ACC’s literacy programs, contact ACC’s English Language Coordinator, Victoria Rans, at or at 336-506-4407.