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ESL Class Schedule

General Information:

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program offers community-based classes, intensive classes, business & professional classes, and online classes. 

All classes are held in the Hickory Ridge Building unless otherwise noted. Books are included in the tuition unless otherwise noted.


Fall 2017 Course Schedule (September 5 ~ December 9)

There will be no classes from November 22-26 for Thanksgiving.
(A placement test is required for new students. See registration times.)

PRE-BEGINNING ESL CLASSES

Community English Pre-Beginning A
This class teaches life skills and focuses on listening and speaking skills. Some reading, writing, and grammar skills will also be taught. This is a practical class for people who speak no English. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon, Wed Fri 7:30am-9:05am Sep 6-Dec 8
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:50pm Sep 6-Dec 6
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Sep 5-Dec 7
Tue, Thu 6:45pm-9pm Sep 5-Dec 7
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Sep 5-Dec 7

Intensive English Pre-Beginning A
This intensive English course is for students who know little or NO English. Work on reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in one class. $200. Course#YE-318.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sept 6-Dec 6

Life Skills English Pre-Beginning A
This is a class for students who speak no English. Learn basic words and grammar to help adapt to life in the U.S. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Sat 9am-1:30pm Sept 9-Dec 9

Conversation Pre-Beginning A
Learn to use correct spoken English in everyday conversations and develop confidence while you practice speaking in an active, fun environment. Improve your pronunciation and expand your vocabulary by learning and using new words and expressions. You will practice new vocabulary through repetition, group and pair work, and pronunciation exercises. $130. Course#YE-300.
Fri 9:30am-12pm Sept 8-Dec 8

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LEVEL 1 – BEGINNING I ESL CLASSES

Community English 1A
Learn everyday, practical English and also develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am-9:05am Sep 6-Dec 8
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:50pm Sep 6-Dec 6
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Sep 5-Dec 7
Tue, Thu 6:45pm-9pm Sep 5-Dec 7
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Sep 5-Dec 7

Intensive English 1A
Work on all English skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar in one class. The curriculum is academic and challenging yet practical. $210. Course#YE-477.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 6-Dec 6

Conversation 1A
Learn to use correct spoken English in everyday conversations and develop confidence while you practice speaking in an active, fun environment. Improve your pronunciation and expand your vocabulary by learning and using new words and expressions. You will practice new vocabulary through repetition, group and pair work, and pronunciation exercises. $150. Course#YE-492.
Fri 9:30am-12pm Sep 8-Dec 8

Life Skills English 1A
Improve the English skills needed for everyday life and work in this course for beginning students. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 9-Dec 9

Interactive Speaking 1A
Get started talking and using correct spoken English in everyday conversations! Increase vocabulary and improve pronunciation through active practice and lots of feedback. $210. Course#YE-439.
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 5-Dec 7

Idioms & Vocabulary for Conversation 1
Idioms are words or phrases that are used frequently but cannot be translated exactly such as “red in the face" and “easy as pie.” In this interactive class, you will learn commonly used vocabulary and American idioms while you improve your overall English skills. You will use the vocabulary in pronunciation, spelling, reading, and writing activities. $210. Course#YE-476.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9pm Sep 11-Nov 20

Pronunciation Improvement 1
Practice English pronunciation in this fun class! Use poems, dialogues, videos, and games to learn pronunciation rules. You will videotape yourself during class time and for homework; your teacher will give you feedback and suggestions to help you improve your pronunciation. $210. Course#YE-489.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 5-Dec 7

Spelling 1 & 2
Spelling in English is difficult but not impossible. Get started in this beginning spelling class. You’ll practice matching the sounds of English with the correct spelling. $210. Course#YE-491.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 6-Dec 6

Reading and Vocabulary 1A
Read interesting short stories and books to improve reading, speaking, and writing skills. Also learn many new vocabulary words. Activities include spelling, oral reading practice, and discussion. $210. Course#YE-467.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 6-Dec 6

Reading and Writing Literacy A
This class is for students who speak some English but do not read or write. Students with limited education in their first language or who come from a language system with a different alphabet would benefit from this class. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon, Wed 6:45pm-9:05pm Sep 6-Dec 6
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 5-Dec 7
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Sep 5-Dec 7
Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 9-Dec 9

Reading and Writing 1A
This is a special class for students who already know the alphabet and sounds in English but need practice with spelling, reading, grammar, and very basic writing of short phrases and sentences. For help with beginning literacy, students should start with a Reading and Writing Literacy class. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon, Wed 6:45pm-9:05pm Sep 6-Dec 6 
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Sept 5-Dec 7 
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Sep 5-Dec 7 
Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 9-Dec 9

Writing and Grammar 1A
Learn sentence writing, short paragraph writing, new vocabulary, grammar, and spelling in one class. Perfect for beginning students who want to start developing college writing skills. $210.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 6-Dec 6

Grammar 1A
Learn grammar rules and get lots of practice using them while talking and writing in this class. $210. Course#YE-494.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 5-Dec 7

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LEVEL 2 – BEGINNING II ESL CLASSES

Community English 2A
This practical class teaches community and workplace English. Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills will be taught. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am-9:05am Sep 6-Dec 8
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:50pm Sep 6-Dec 6
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Sep 5-Dec 7
Tue, Thu 6:45pm-9pm Sep 5-Dec 7
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Sept 5-Dec 7

Intensive English 2A
Improve all English skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar in one class. The curriculum is academic and challenging yet very practical. $220. Course#YE-559.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 6-Dec 6
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:15pm Sep 12-Dec 7

English 2A
Improve all of your English skills in one intensive class: listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and grammar. The curriculum in all of the classes is academic and challenging yet very practical. This class is perfect if you are preparing for college study or need better English skills for your job or personal use. $150. Course#YE-532.
Sat 9am-12pm Sep 9-Dec 9

Life Skills English 2A
Improve the English skills needed for everyday life and work in this class for upper-level beginning students. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 9-Dec 9

Conversation 2A
Learn to use correct spoken English in everyday conversations and develop confidence while you practice speaking in an active, fun environment. Improve your pronunciation and expand vocabulary by learning and using new words and expressions. You will practice new vocabulary through repetition, group and pair work, and pronunciation exercises. $170. Course#YE-587.
Fri 9:30am-12pm Sep 8-Dec 8

Interactive Speaking 2A
Get started talking and using correct spoken English in everyday conversations! Increase vocabulary and improve pronunciation through active practice and lots of feedback. $220. Course#YE-540.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 6-Dec 6 
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 5-Dec 7

International Coffee and Conversation for Ages 60+ (Level 2-4)
Spend Friday mornings at HCC looking at current events through international perspectives in this special class for ages 60+! This fun coffee-and-conversation class gives you the chance to practice your English listening and speaking skills in a friendly, relaxed environment. You’ll have fun, improve your English and make new friends! $100. Course#YE-592.
Fri 10am-12pm Sep 8-Dec 8

Idioms & Vocabulary for Conversation 2
Idioms are words or phrases that are used frequently but cannot be translated exactly such as “have cold feet" and “turn the tables on someone.” In this interactive class, you will learn commonly used vocabulary and American idioms while you improve your overall English skills. You will use the vocabulary in pronunciation, spelling, reading, and writing activities. $220. Course#YE-568.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9pm Sep 11-Nov 20

Pronunciation Improvement 2
Practice English pronunciation in this fun class! Use poems, dialogues, videos, and games to learn pronunciation rules. You will videotape yourself during class time and for homework; your teacher will give you feedback and suggestions to help you improve your pronunciation. $220. Course#YE-590.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 5-Dec 7

Spelling 1 & 2
Spelling in English is difficult but not impossible.  Get started in this beginning spelling class. You’ll practice matching the sounds of English with the correct spelling. $210. Course#YE-491.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 6-Dec 6

Reading and Vocabulary 2A
Read interesting short stories and short books to improve reading, speaking, and writing skills while learning new vocabulary! Activities will include lots of oral reading practice and discussion. $220. Course#YE-560.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 6-Dec 6

Reading and Writing 2A
Improve reading and writing skills for everyday life. Learn how to read unfamiliar words and improve reading comprehension. Practice writing good sentences and short paragraphs for notes, letters, and emails. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration. 
Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am-9:05am Sep 6-Dec 8 
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Sep 5-Dec 7

Writing Basics 2A
Learn to write good sentences and short paragraphs in English for common everyday activities. Also improve grammar and vocabulary in this practical, interactive writing class. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon, Wed 6:45pm-9:05pm Sep 6-Dec 6
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 5-Dec 7 

Writing and Grammar 2A
Learn sentence writing, short paragraph writing, new vocabulary, grammar, and spelling in one class. Perfect for beginning students who want to start developing college writing skills. $220.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 6-Dec 6
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 5-Dec 7

Grammar 2A
Learn grammar rules and get lots of practice using them while talking and writing in this class. $220. Course#YE-573.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 5-Dec 7 

GED Math for ESL A/B
Would you like to earn your US high school diploma (GED or NEDP)? This class will help you learn the vocabulary and basic mathematical concepts you need to succeed in preparing for the GED. This is an introductory ESL math class meant to get English Language Learners ready to take High School level math classes. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:50pm Sep 6-Dec 6(A)
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:50pm Sep 6-Dec 6(B)
Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 9-Dec 9(A)

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LEVEL 3 – INTERMEDIATE I ESL CLASSES

Intensive English 3A
Work on all English skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar in one class. The curriculum is academic and challenging yet very practical. This class is a perfect start for students who eventually want to study at the college level. $240. Course#YE-675.
Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am-9am Sep 6-Dec 8
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 6-Dec 6
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:15pm Sep 12-Dec 7

English 3A
Improve all of your English skills in one intensive class: listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and grammar. The curriculum in all of the classes is academic and challenging yet very practical. This class is perfect if you are preparing for college study or need better English skills for your job or personal use. $160. Course#YE-648.
Sat 9am-12pm Sep 9-Dec 9

Interactive Speaking 3A
This class is designed to get you talking and using correct spoken English! This is a fast-moving class with lots of conversation, pronunciation practice, and use of new vocabulary. Learn through repetition, dialogues, and skits. Individualized feedback from audio- and video- taping included. $240. Course#YE-659.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 6-Dec 6 
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 5-Dec 7
Fri 9:30am-2:30pm Sep 8-Dec 8 (The Friday section includes speaking activities with Americans. There is a 30-minute lunch break.)

International Coffee and Conversation for Ages 60+ (Level 2-4)
Spend Friday mornings at HCC looking at current events through international perspectives in this special class for ages 60+! This fun coffee-and-conversation class gives you the chance to practice your English listening and speaking skills in a friendly, relaxed environment. You’ll have fun, improve your English and make new friends! $100. Course#YE-592.
Fri 10am-12pm Sep 8-Dec 8

Idioms & Vocabulary for Conversation 3
Learn commonly used vocabulary and American idioms, such as “easy as pie” and “go out on a limb,” while you improve your speaking skills. You will practice your new vocabulary in pronunciation, spelling, reading, and conversation activities. $240. Course#YE-689.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9pm Sep 11-Nov 20

Pronunciation Improvement 3
Improve English pronunciation skills in this popular course. Focus on stress, intonation, and vowel/consonant sounds. Also learn how to pronounce and spell new words. Videotape yourself and get helpful feedback from your teacher. $240. Course#YE-601.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 5-Dec 7

Spelling 3 & 4
Learn the basic spelling rules of English, especially how to match the sounds with letters. Then move on to more difficult spelling words and patterns. Improve your writing, expand your vocabulary, increase the accuracy of your listening comprehension and develop your pronunciation in this class. Spelling in English isn’t totally predictable but there are rules and patterns that you can learn. $240. Course#YE-698.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 6-Dec 6

Reading and Vocabulary 3A
Read interesting short stories and books to improve reading, speaking, and writing skills while learning new vocabulary! Activities will include lots of discussion and interaction. $240. Course#YE-628.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 6-Dec 6

Reading and Writing for Science A
Would you like to earn your US high school diploma (GED or NEDP)? This class will help you improve your reading and writing skills while learning the vocabulary and basic scientific concepts you need to succeed in preparing for the GED. This is an introductory ESL science class meant to help prepare English Language Learners to take High School level science classes. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Sep 5-Dec 7

Reading and Writing for Social Studies A
Would you like to earn your US high school diploma (GED or NEDP)? This class will help you improve your reading and writing skills while developing the vocabulary and historical knowledge you need to succeed in preparing for the GED. This is an introductory ESL social studies class meant to get English Language Learners ready to take High School level social studies classes. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon, Wed 6:45pm-9:05pm Sep 6-Dec 6 

Writing Basics 3A
Improve sentence and paragraph writing skills. Address common mistakes in grammar, vocabulary, and spelling. This class is perfect for students who want to develop writing skills for personal use, employment, or academic programs (GED or college study). Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon, Wed 6:45pm-9:05pm Sep 6-Dec 6

Writing and Grammar 3A 
Develop sentence and paragraph writing skills in this intensive class. Also learn about specific ESL problems with vocabulary, spelling, and grammar, and discover how to avoid and correct these errors. $240.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 6-Dec 6
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 5-Dec 7

Grammar 3A
Learn grammar rules and practice them in speaking and writing in this course.  This is not just a class for memorizing rules!  Excellent practice to improve the grammar you use every day. $240. Course#YE-691.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 5-Dec 7 

English for Citizenship (Level 3+)
This course is a quick, easy introduction to U.S. government and history for intermediate students. Learn English and about U.S. government while preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Exam. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Sat 9:30am-12pm Sep 16-Nov 18

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LEVEL 4 – INTERMEDIATE II ESL CLASSES

Intensive English 4A
Work on all English skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar in one class. The curriculum is academic and challenging yet very practical. This class is perfect for students who are preparing for college study or want a more demanding class. $260. Course#YE-763.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 6-Dec 6
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:15pm Sep 12-Dec 7

English 4A
Improve all of your English skills in one intensive class: listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and grammar. The curriculum in all of the classes is academic and challenging yet very practical. This class is perfect if you are preparing for college study or need better English skills for your job or personal use. $170. Course#YE-734.
Sat 9am-12pm Sep 9-Dec 9

Interactive Speaking 4A
Speak more like a native speaker! Develop confidence while speaking in an active, fun environment. Expand vocabulary and improve pronunciation skills. Practice what you learn in dialogues, role-plays, and discussions! Individualized feedback from audio- and video- taping included. $260. Course#YE-740.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 6-Dec 6 
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 5-Dec 7
Fri 9:30am-2:30pm Sep 8-Dec 8 (The Friday section includes speaking activities with Americans. There is a 30-minute lunch break.)

International Coffee and Conversation for Ages 60+ (Level 2-4)
Spend Friday mornings at HCC looking at current events through international perspectives in this special class for ages 60+! This fun coffee-and-conversation class gives you the chance to practice your English listening and speaking skills in a friendly, relaxed environment. You’ll have fun, improve your English and make new friends! $100. Course#YE-592.
Fri 10am-12pm Sep 8-Dec 8

Idioms & Vocabulary for Conversation 4
Learn commonly used vocabulary and American idioms, such as “get cold feet” and “hit the ceiling,” while you improve your speaking skills. You will practice your new vocabulary in pronunciation, spelling, reading, and conversation activities. $260. Course#YE-774.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9pm Sep 11-Nov 20

Pronunciation Improvement 4
Practice stress, intonation, and the sounds of American English in this popular course. Also learn how to pronounce and spell new words. Videotape yourself and get helpful feedback from your teacher. Have fun while you improve your pronunciation! $260. Course#YE-785.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 5-Dec 7

Spelling 3 & 4
Learn the basic spelling rules of English, especially how to match the sounds with letters. Then move on to more difficult spelling words and patterns. Improve your writing, expand your vocabulary, increase the accuracy of your listening comprehension and develop your pronunciation in this class. Spelling in English isn’t totally predictable but there are rules and patterns that you can learn. $240. Course#YE-698.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 6-Dec 6

Reading and Vocabulary 4A
Read interesting short stories and books to improve reading, speaking, and writing skills while learning new vocabulary! Activities will include lots of discussion and interaction. Increase your reading speed and improve comprehension. $260. Course#YE-764.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 6-Dec 6
 
Writing Basics 4A
Writing is critical to your future success! Prepare for the GED, college studies, or the demands of your job in this class. Learn short response writing, paragraph writing, new vocabulary, and grammar, all in one class. $230.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9pm Sep 11-Nov 20

Writing and Grammar 4A
Improve academic writing skills! This upper-intermediate level class focuses on paragraph-level writing tasks. Through writing, address ESL problems with vocabulary, spelling, and grammar. Prepare for college classes or the TOEFL. Basic computer typing skills required. $260.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 6-Dec 6
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 5-Dec 7

Grammar 4A
Learn the grammar rules appropriate for this level and practice them in writing and speaking! $260. Course#YE-778.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 5-Dec 7 

Using English in the Community (Level 4+)
One of our most popular classes! Upper-level intermediate or advanced students will have a chance to speak with native speakers by performing volunteer service in the community. Choices for volunteer service will come from reputable community organizations. In class, students will reflect on experiences and use English for reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities. Outside speakers and videos will broaden exposure to English. Improve English and job-readiness skills. ***Hours outside of class required.*** Must be willing to commit to regular, weekly hours off-campus (minimum 3-4 hours/week). Thirty (30) in-class hours and approximately 30 out-of-class hours. $280. Course#YE-710.
Wed 9:30am-12pm Sep 6-Dec 6

Early American Life in the Chesapeake Bay Region  *NEW* (Level 4+)
Gain a greater understanding of how early America was shaped by the land and its people, including Native Americans, European settlers, and African slaves. Pre-assignments are required to prepare you for class which includes a 20-hour weekend with field trips to museums and historic sites. $350. Course#YE-792.
Pre-Work Starting: Oct 16 (Mon), Class: Nov 3 (Fri), 4pm-8pm, Field Trips: Nov 4 (Sat) & Nov 5 (Sun)
 
English for Citizenship (Level 3+)
This course is a quick, easy introduction to U.S. government and history for intermediate students. Learn English and about U.S. government while preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Exam. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Sat 9:30am-12pm Sep 16-Nov 18 

There are more Level 4 classes in the “Business & Professional” and “Online” sections.

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LEVEL 5 & 6 – ADVANCED I & II ESL CLASSES

Intensive English 5A
Work on all English skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar in one class. The curriculum is academic and challenging yet very practical. This class is perfect for students who are preparing for college study or want a more demanding class. $280. Course#YE-827.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 6-Dec 6
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:15pm Sep 12-Dec 7

Interactive Speaking 5A
Speak more like a native speaker! Develop confidence while practicing speaking in an active, fun environment. Expand vocabulary and improve pronunciation skills. Practice what you learn in dialogues, role-plays, and discussions! Individualized feedback from audio- and video- taping included. $280. Course#YE-849.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 6-Dec 6 
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 5-Dec 7

Pronunciation Improvement 5
Increase your confidence by learning rules for better pronunciation and sound more like a native speaker! Practice in class with dialogues, short plays, and brief presentations. Videotape yourself and get helpful feedback from your teacher. $280. Course#YE-877.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 5-Dec 7

Reading and Vocabulary 5A
Read interesting articles and books to improve reading, speaking, and writing skills while learning new vocabulary! Activities will include lots of discussion and interaction. This academic and interesting class will increase reading speed and improve reading comprehension. This class is perfect for students who are preparing for college study or want a more demanding class. $280. Course#YE-804.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 6-Dec 6

Writing and Grammar 5
Advanced students, don’t miss this chance to improve academic writing skills. If you are planning to attend a college or university in the U.S. or take the TOEFL, this class will help you develop the writing skills to be successful. Focus on organization, editing, and developing well-written essays and address ESL problems with vocabulary, spelling, and grammar. $280.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 6-Dec 6
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 5-Dec 7

Spelling 5 & 6 *NEW*
Spelling in English isn’t easy, but there are rules and patterns that you can learn. Learn how to apply the spelling rules of English to advanced-level vocabulary. This class reviews the basics before applying those elementary rules to longer words. Develop your vocabulary and improve your listening comprehension while you review spelling rules. $260. Course#YE-880.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 6-Dec 6

Grammar 5A
Learn the grammar rules appropriate for this level and practice them in writing and speaking! $280. Course#YE-821.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 5-Dec 7 

Advanced TOEFL Preparation (Level 6)
This course is designed to help students develop the advanced grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills required on the iBT version of the TOEFL. Work with lab software and online programs. $290. Course#YE-908.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 6-Dec 6
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:15pm Sep 12-Dec 7

English for College Math *NEW*
If you possess advanced math skills but struggle with the vocabulary and grammar associated with college math, this class is perfect for you! Learn the vocabulary you will need when you enroll in college or university freshman math classes. $210. Course#YE-795.
Thu 3pm-4:50pm Sep 28-Dec 7

Early American Life in the Chesapeake Bay Region  *NEW* (Level 4+)
Gain a greater understanding of how early America was shaped by the land and its people, including Native Americans, European settlers, and African slaves. Pre-assignments are required to prepare you for class which includes a 20-hour weekend with field trips to museums and historic sites. $350. Course#YE-792.
Pre-Work Starting: Oct 16 (Mon), Class: Nov 3 (Fri), 4pm-8pm, Field Trips: Nov 4 (Sat) & Nov 5 (Sun)

English for Citizenship (Level 3+)
This course is a quick, easy introduction to U.S. government and history for intermediate students. Learn English and about U.S. government while preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Exam. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Sat 9:30am-12pm Sep 16-Nov 18 

There are more Level 5 & 6 classes in the “Business & Professional” and “Online” sections.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE ESL CLASSES

Earn a Business & Professional English certificate by completing at least three business and professional English classes within 18 months. Build your written and oral communication competencies while gaining valuable knowledge and skills to succeed in the workplace. Note that these are Continuing Education noncredit certificates.

How Americans Think: Surviving the Workplace *Business & Professional Certificate* *NEW* (Level 4+ HYBRID)
The purpose of this course is for advanced level ESL learners to examine cultural differences and their impact in the workplace. Students will gain an understanding of how Americans think and how this affects different aspects of the job such as communication, employee relationships, and teamwork. Students will also examine their own personal and cultural beliefs in relation to work and how this impacts their “survival” in the workplace. Finally, students will learn strategies for developing cultural intelligence and cultural competence. The students will utilize online videos, selected readings and research, activities, and discussions. $290. Course#YE-788.
Sat 9:30am-12pm Sep 16-Nov 18

Advanced Pronunciation Training *Business & Professional Certificate* (Level 5-6) 
Reduce your foreign accent and learn to pronounce English in a way that will make others understand you better! You will receive classroom instruction using the newest approaches and laboratory programs. On four class days, special individual sessions will be held instead of the regular class. During these sessions, you will work with trained pronunciation professionals who will help build your speech profile and give you specific errors to eliminate. This is a perfect class for business professionals, academic instructors, or students wishing to improve speaking for business or academic purposes. $300. Course#YE-813.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9:30pm Sep 11-Nov 20 

English for Business Communication *Business & Professional Certificate* (Level 5-6)
This course is designed to improve the English skills of the business professional or someone interested in business pursuits. Written and oral communication practice will focus around these topics: cultural diversity, socializing, using the telephone, negotiating, making presentations, interviewing, recruiting, and participating in meetings. $290. Course#YE-811.
Tue, Thu 9:45am-11:55am Sep 12-Nov 21

English for Managers *Business & Professional Certificate* (Level 5-6)
This course is designed for advanced students who wish to develop language skills in the area of management. The course focuses on current management topics including leadership styles, motivation, recruiting, marketing, use of teams, strategy, dealing with change, managing across cultures, downsizing, finances, and risk management and decision making. A key component of the course is exposure to contemporary management vocabulary. $290. Course#YE-860.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9:10pm Sep 11-Nov 20 

English for Marketing and Social Media *Business & Professional certificate* (Level 5-6)
This innovative class is designed for professionals who want to fully understand and effectively use social media marketing as part of their English marketing strategy. Learn and practice vocabulary used in the modern business world of sales and marketing and master the grammatical conventions associated with promoting your business in the real world and online. Basic computer skills are required. $280. Course#YE-782.
Fri 9:30am-12:30pm Sep 8-Dec 8 

English for Small Businesses *Business & Professional certificate* *NEW* (Level 5-6)
Learn English in a meaningful, real business setting. In this interactive, hybrid class, you’ll be learning the skills and the language to set up a “virtual” business. Work with classmates (your business partners) in class and online to identify a marketing niche, establish a business and assign duties, develop a business plan, and advertise. By the end of the class, you should have developed the structure for a “virtual” business. $$290. Course#YE-881.
Tue 7pm-9:30pm Sep 12-Dec 5

Professional Writing *Business & Professional Certificate* (Level 5-6)
This online advanced-level ESL writing course will prepare professionals for business and professional writing. Work on various types of professional writing such as e-mail correspondence, conventions, memos, short reports, summaries, business letters, cover letters, and resumes. Vocabulary and grammar will be covered as well. Basic computer skills are required. $290. Course#YE-816.
Oct 2(Mon)-Nov 17(Fri) Online

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ONLINE ESL CLASSES

Students can register for online classes in person or electronically. For online registration, please email us at elc@howardcc.edu or call 443-518-4646 for instructions.  If you are in an online class, your instructor will contact you with details about how to begin the class and how to purchase the textbook if required. 

Idioms for Communication *NEW* (Level 4+)
Understanding and using idiomatic language (such as “get cold feet” and “hit the ceiling”) is an important part of communication with native English speakers. In this interactive, engaging online class, you will be introduced each week to many of the most common idioms. Have fun practicing and reviewing them with your classmates! Basic computer skills are required. $260. Course#YE-790.
Oct 2(Mon)-Nov 17(Fri) Online

Professional Writing (Level 5-6)
This online advanced-level ESL writing course will prepare professionals for business and professional writing. Work on various types of professional writing such as e-mail correspondence, conventions, memos, short reports, summaries, business letters, cover letters, and resumes. Vocabulary and grammar will be covered as well. Basic computer skills are required. $290. Course#YE-816.
Oct 2(Mon)-Nov 17(Fri) Online

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HEALTH CARE INTERPRETER PROGRAM

Learn how to be a language interpreter in the health care industry! Students must co-enroll in Orientation to Health care Interpreting Training and Interpreting in Health Care classes. For more information, call 443-518-3214 or email HCIT@howardcc.edu.

Orientation to Health Care Interpreting Training
The orientation session includes an overview of the Health Care Interpreting Certificate Program components and requirements. The Health Care Interpreter’s standard of practice, roles, functions and arenas are introduced. There is also a language proficiency assessment that is required in order to take the Interpreting in Health Care course. $80. Course#XM-108.
Sat 9am-1pm Aug 26

Interpreting in Health Care
This course provides training for bilingual individuals to develop the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary for effective language interpretation in health care settings. Basic knowledge of common medical conditions, treatments, and procedures will be taught. Students will learn about bridging linguistic and cultural competency between clients and providers, which is a vital component in the art of interpretation. The course allows students to develop advanced skills in ethical decision making, memory development, patient advocacy, and listening ability. By the end of the course students are able to analyze and contrast cultural influences on health beliefs, choose and demonstrate the appropriate interpreting role based on the communication barriers of the speaker and solve ethical dilemmas by applying the ethical decision-making process. $875. Course#XM-113.
Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm and Sat 9:30am-3:30pm (no class 9/30/17, 10/14/17, 10/28/17)

Field Experience in Health Care Interpreting
This course will provide students with meaningful observation opportunities, supervised interpretation practice and ample opportunities for analysis and reflection of real life situations. $145. Course#XM-111.
Thu 7pm-9pm Jan 11-Feb 1(2018). Dates and times for additional sessions will vary.

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