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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. (A placement test is required for new students. See registration times.)


SUMMER I 2018 CLASS SCHEDULE

Day Classes: May 14-June 14
Evening Classes: May 15-June 28
NO CLASSES: May 28(Mon) Memorial Day
All Summer I classes will be in the Hickory Ridge Building.

Intensive & Community Comprehensive Classes

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. These classes are perfect if you are preparing for college study or need better English skills for your job or personal use. Content and complexity increase with each level. Book(s) are included in the course cost.

Pre-Beginning Comprehensive A
Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon-Thu 9am-12:20pm May 14-Jun 14
Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm May 15-Jun 28

Community English Pre-Beginning C
Community English 1C
Community English 2C

Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am-9:15am May 14-Jun 29

English 1A $210. Course#YE-462.
English 2A $220. Course#YE-532.
English 3A $240. Course#YE-648.
English 4A $260. Course#YE-734.
English 5A $280. Course#YE-844.
Mon-Thu 9:30am-11:45am May 14-Jun 14
Tue, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm May 15-Jun 28

Idioms and Vocabulary for Conversation Classes

Idioms are words or phrases that cannot be translated exactly such as “go out on a limb" and “easy as pie.” These phrases are used frequently in conversations between Americans, on TV, on the radio, and in newspapers, but they can be very confusing for English learners. In this interactive class, you will learn commonly used vocabulary and American idioms while you improve your speaking skills. You will practice new vocabulary in pronunciation, spelling, reading, and conversation activities. Content and complexity increase with each level. Book(s) are included in the course cost.

Idioms and Vocabulary for Conversation 1 $210. Course#YE-476.
Idioms and Vocabulary for Conversation 2 $220. Course#YE-568.
Idioms and Vocabulary for Conversation 3 $240. Course#YE-689.
Idioms and Vocabulary for Conversation 4 $260. Course#YE-774.
Idioms and Vocabulary for Conversation 5 $280. Course#YE-870.
Mon-Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm May 14-Jun 14

Writing Classes

Writing is critical to your future success, but it is also one of the hardest English skills to master because it incorporates several different skill areas: grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, spelling and discourse. Fine-tune and improve your writing skills in this fun, interactive writing course. You will improve writing for your personal use, GED, college studies, or the demands of your job. Learn sentence writing, paragraph writing, new vocabulary, and grammar. Content and complexity increase with each level. Prior typing and computer skills are required, especially at level 3 and above. Book(s) are included in the course cost.

Writing Basics 1
Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm May 15-Jun 28

Writing in Action 1A $210.
Writing in Action 2A $220.
Writing in Action 3A $240.
Writing in Action 4A $260.
Mon-Thu 9:30am-11:45am May 14-Jun 14

Writing in Action 2A $220.
Writing in Action 3A $240.
Tue, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm May 15-Jun 28

Business, Computer and GED Classes

How Americans Think: Surviving the Workplace *Business & Professional Certificate* (Level 4+)
The purpose of this hybrid 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. $260. Course #YE-788
Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm May 15-Jun 28

Intermediate Computer Skills for College and Career *NEW!* (Level 2+)
Improve your computer abilities while learning English. You will learn the beginning computer skills you will need to work in an office. Learn to use computer applications like Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint to create and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Improve your internet skills as you learn to research jobs. This course will also help you improve your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm May 15-Jun 28

GED Math for ESL B
Would you like to earn your U.S. 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.
Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm May 15-Jun 28

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SUMMER II 2018 CLASS SCHEDULE

Day Classes: July 9–August 7
Evening Classes: July 10-August 23
All day and afternoon classes will be in the Duncan Hall Building.
All evening classes will be in the Hickory Ridge Building.

Intensive & Community Comprehensive Classes

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. These classes are perfect for you if you are preparing for college study or need better English skills for your job or personal use. Content and complexity increase with each level. Book(s) are included in the course cost.

Pre-Beginning Comprehensive B
Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon-Thu 9:00am-12:20pm Jul 9-Aug 7
Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm Jul 10-Aug 23

English 1B $210. Course#YE-463.
English 2B $220. Course#YE-569.
English 3B $240. Course#YE-690.
English 4B $260. Course#YE-775.
English 5B $280. Course#YE-871.
Mon-Thu 9:30am-11:50am Jul 9-Aug 7
Tue, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm Jul 10-Aug 23

Conversation Classes

Learn to use correct spoken English in everyday conversations in these four-day-a-week intensive classes. Develop confidence while you practice speaking in an interactive, fun environment. Improve your pronunciation and expand
vocabulary daily by learning and using new words and expressions. You will practice new vocabulary through repetition, group and pair work, and pronunciation exercises. Content and complexity increase with each level. Book(s) are included in the course cost.

Conversation 1B $210. Course#YE-432.
Conversation 2B $220. Course#YE-533.
Conversation 3B $240. Course#YE-649.
Conversation 4B $260. Course#YE-735.
Conversation 5B $280. Course#YE-845.
Mon-Thu 12:30pm-2:50pm Jul 9-Aug 7

Writing Classes

Writing is critical to your future success, but it is also one of the hardest English skills to master because it incorporates several different skill areas: grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, spelling and discourse. Fine-tune and improve your writing skills in this fun, interactive writing course. You will improve writing for your personal use, GED, college studies, or the demands of your job. Learn sentence writing, paragraph writing, new vocabulary, and grammar. Content and complexity increase with each level. Prior typing and computer skills are required, especially at level 3 and above. Book(s) are included in the course cost.

Writing in Action 1B $210.
Writing in Action 2B $220.
Writing in Action 3B $240.
Writing in Action 4B $260.
Mon-Thu 9:30am-11:50am Jul 9-Aug 7

Writing in Action 2B $220.
Writing in Action 3B $240.
Tue, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm Jul 10-Aug 23

Business and Professional Class

Grammar for Business *Business & Professional certificate* (Level 4+)
This class will focus on grammar that is needed and used by business professionals. All of the grammar points are taught using actual business scenarios. Lessons will focus on both written and spoken language. $290. Course#YE-874.
Tue, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm Jul 10-Aug 23

Career Pathway Exploration Workshops

These workshops will help you explore some career options and help you develop the skills you need to start planning your career. Topics will include financial education, goal setting, career exploration, and searching for jobs. You will also learn about career paths in industries like banking, education, healthcare, and technology. To register, come to the ELC office in HR200. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Career Pathway Exploration 2 & 3 Course#YE-506
Career Pathway Exploration 4 & 5 Course#YE-712
Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm Aug 1 & Aug 8

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