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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.


Winter 2018 Course Schedule (January 2 ~ January 24)

There will be no classes on January 15 (Monday) for Martin Luther King’s Day.
(A placement test is required for new students. See registration times.)

WINTER ESL CLASSES

Develop your speaking and vocabulary skills in these four-day-a-week intensive classes during the month of January. For four weeks, concentrate on real, everyday spoken English. Develop confidence while you practice speaking in an active, fun environment. Expand vocabulary daily by learning and using new words and expressions. Includes dialogues, pair work, vocabulary development, and pronunciation tips. Content and complexity increase with each level.
Pre-Beginning English A $150. Course#YE-309.
Conversation 1B $170. Course#YE-432.
Conversation 2B $190. Course#YE-533.
Conversation 3B $190. Course#YE-649.
Conversation 4B $210. Course#YE-735.
Conversation 5B $210. Course#YE-845.
Mon-Thu 9:15am-12pm Jan 2-24

Spring 2018 Course Schedule (January 29 ~ May 5)

There will be no classes from March 31-April 6 for Spring Break.  There will be no Saturday classes on March 31. Saturday classes will resume on April 7.
(A placement test is required for new students. See registration times.)

PRE-BEGINNING ESL CLASSES

Community English Pre-Beginning A/B
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 Jan 29-May 4(B)
Mon, Wed 6:45pm-9:05pm Jan 29-May 2(B)
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:50pm Jan 29-May 2(A)
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:50pm Jan 29-May 2(B)
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:40am Jan 30-May 3(B)
Tue, Thu 6:45pm-9:05pm Jan 30-May 3(A/B)
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:50pm Jan 30-May 3(B)

Intensive English Pre-Beginning B
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-321.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Jan 29-May 2

Life Skills English Pre-Beginning A/B
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-12:30pm Feb 3-May 5(A/B)

Conversation Pre-Beginning B
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. $130. Course#YE-313.
Fri 9:30am-12pm Feb 2-May 4

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LEVEL 1 – BEGINNING I ESL CLASSES

Community English 1B
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 Jan 29-May 4
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:50pm Jan 29-May 2
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:40am Jan 30-May 3
Tue, Thu 6:45pm-9:05pm Jan 30-May 3
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:50pm Jan 30-May 3

Intensive English 1
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-497.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Jan 29-May 2

Conversation 1B
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-486.
Fri 9:30am-12pm Feb 2-May 4

Life Skills English 1B
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-12:30pm Feb 3-May 5

Interactive Speaking 1B
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-443.
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 30-May 3

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-11:35am Jan 30-May 3

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 Jan 29-May 2 

Reading and Vocabulary 1B
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-472.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 29-May 2

Reading and Writing Literacy B
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 Jan 29-May 2 
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:50pm Jan 30-May 3 
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:50pm Jan 30-May 3 
Sat 9am-12:30pm Feb 3-May 5

Reading and Writing 1B
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 Jan 29-May 2 
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:50pm Jan 30-May 3 
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:50pm Jan 30-May 3 
Sat 9am-12:30pm Feb 3-May 5

Writing and Grammar 1B
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.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Jan 30-May 3

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LEVEL 2 – BEGINNING II ESL CLASSES

Community English 2B
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 Jan 29-May 4
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:50pm Jan 29-May 2
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:40am Jan 30-May 3
Tue, Thu 6:45pm-9:05pm Jan 30-May 3
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:50pm Jan 30-May 3

Intensive English 2B
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-564.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Jan 29-May 2
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:25pm Feb 6-May 3

English 2B
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-569.
Sat 9am-12pm Feb 3-May 5

Life Skills English 2B
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-12:30pm Feb 3-May 5

Conversation 2A/2B
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.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9pm Feb 5-April 25(2A). $220. Course #YE-530.
Fri 9:30am-12pm Feb 2-May 4(2B) $170. Course #YE-580.

Interactive Speaking 2B
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-544.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 29-May 2 
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 30-May 3

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 Feb 9-Apr 27

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-526.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Jan 30-May 3

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 Jan 29-May 2 

Reading and Vocabulary 2B
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-565.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 29-May 2

Reading and Writing 2B
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 Jan 29-May 4
Mon, Wed 6:45pm-9:05pm Jan 29-May 2
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:50pm Jan 30-May 3

Writing Basics 2B
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 Jan 29-May 2
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:50pm Jan 30-May 3 

Writing and Grammar 2B
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 Jan 29-May 2 
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 30-May 3

Grammar 2B
Learn grammar rules and get lots of practice using them while talking and writing in this class. $220. Course#YE-562.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Jan 30-May 3 

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 Jan 29-May 2(B)
Tue, Thu 6:45pm-9:05pm Jan 30-May 3(A)
Sat 9am-12:30pm Feb 3-May 5(B)

Basic Computer Skills for College and Career *NEW!* (Level 2+)
Improve your computer skills while learning English. You will learn the basics of Microsoft Windows and software applications often used in office jobs. You will learn to produce written documents, search for jobs, and use HCC’s learning management system (Canvas). This course will also help you improve your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon, Wed 6pm-7:15pm Jan 29-May 2
Tue, Thu 6pm-7:15pm Jan 30-May 3

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LEVEL 3 – INTERMEDIATE I ESL CLASSES

Intensive English 3B
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-678.
Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am-9am Jan 29-May 4
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Jan 29-May 2
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:25pm Feb 6-May 3

English 3B
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. $180. Course#YE-690.
Sat 9am-12pm Feb 3-May 5

Conversation 3A
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 daily by learning and using new words and expressions. You will practice new vocabulary through repetition, group and pair work, and pronunciation exercises. $240. Course#YE-647.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9pm Feb 5-April 25

Interactive Speaking 3B
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-666.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 29-May 2 
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 30-May 3
Fri 9:30am-2:30pm Feb 2-May 4 (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 Feb 9-Apr 27

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-641.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Jan 30-May 3

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 Jan 29-May 2 

Reading and Vocabulary 3B
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-685.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 29-May 2

Writing Basics 3B
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 Jan 29-May 2
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:50pm Jan 30-May 3 

Writing and Grammar 3B 
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 Jan 29-May 2 
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 30-May 3

Grammar 3B
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-683.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Jan 30-May 3 

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 Feb 10-Apr 21 

Basic Computer Skills for College and Career *NEW!* (Level 2+)
Improve your computer skills while learning English. You will learn the basics of Microsoft Windows and software applications often used in office jobs. You will learn to produce written documents, search for jobs, and use HCC’s learning management system (Canvas). This course will also help you improve your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon, Wed 6pm-7:15pm Jan 29-May 2
Tue, Thu 6pm-7:15pm Jan 30-May 3

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LEVEL 4 – INTERMEDIATE II ESL CLASSES

Intensive English 4B
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-768.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Jan 29-May 2
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:25pm Feb 6-May 3

English 4B
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. $190. Course#YE-775.
Sat 9am-12pm Feb 3-May 5

Interactive Speaking 4B
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-748.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 29-May 2 
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 30-May 3
Fri 9:30am-2:30pm Feb 2-May 4 (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 Feb 9-Apr 27

Conversation 4A
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 daily by learning and using new words and expressions. You will practice new vocabulary through repetition, group and pair work, and pronunciation exercises. $260. Course#YE-717.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9pm Feb 5-Apr 25

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-730.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Jan 30-May 3

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 Jan 29-May 2 

Reading and Vocabulary 4B
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-769.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 29-May 2
 
Writing and Grammar 4B
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 Jan 29-May 2 
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 30-May 3

Grammar 4B
Learn the grammar rules appropriate for this level and practice them in writing and speaking! $260. Course#YE-766.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Jan 30-May 3 

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 9:20am-12pm Feb 7-May 2

An American Culture Weekend: The Industrial Age and 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-793.
Pre-Work Starting: Mar 12, Class: Mar 23 (4pm-8pm), Field Trips: Mar 24 & Mar 25

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 Feb 10-Apr 21 

Basic Computer Skills for College and Career *NEW!* (Level 2+)
Improve your computer skills while learning English. You will learn the basics of Microsoft Windows and software applications often used in office jobs. You will learn to produce written documents, search for jobs, and use HCC’s learning management system (Canvas). This course will also help you improve your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon, Wed 6pm-7:15pm Jan 29-May 2
Tue, Thu 6pm-7:15pm Jan 30-May 3

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 5B
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-858.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Jan 29-May 2
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:25pm Feb 6-May 3

English 5B
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. $200. Course#YE-871.
Sat 9am-12pm Feb 3-May 5

Conversation 5B
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. $200. Course#YE-882.
Fri 9:30am-12pm Feb 2-May 4

Interactive Speaking 5B
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-853.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 29-May 2 
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 30-May 3

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-839.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Jan 30-May 3

Reading and Vocabulary 5B
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-872.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 29-May 2 

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 Jan 29-May 2 
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 30-May 3

Spelling 5 & 6
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. $280. Course#YE-880.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Jan 29-May 2 

Grammar 5B
Learn the grammar rules appropriate for this level and practice them in writing and speaking! $280. Course#YE-817.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Jan 30-May 3 

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 Jan 29-May 2
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:25pm Feb 6-May 3

English for College Math
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-787.
Thu 3pm-4pm Feb 1-May 3

An American Culture Weekend: The Industrial Age and 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-793.
Pre-Work Starting: Mar 12, Class: Mar 23 (4pm-8pm), Field Trips: Mar 24 & Mar 25

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 Feb 10-Apr 21 

Basic Computer Skills for College and Career *NEW!* (Level 2+)
Improve your computer skills while learning English. You will learn the basics of Microsoft Windows and software applications often used in office jobs. You will learn to produce written documents, search for jobs, and use HCC’s learning management system (Canvas). This course will also help you improve your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon, Wed 6pm-7:15pm Jan 29-May 2
Tue, Thu 6pm-7:15pm Jan 30-May 3

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.

English for Customer Service *Business & Professional Certificate* (Level 4+)
Improve your English skills while you train for a position in customer service, especially working in retail sales at a store or working in an office.  Learn and practice new vocabulary and develop the cultural skills you will need to help customers in person or on the phone.  You will role play how to handle problems and complaints and also learn about the responsibilities you have to your supervisors in the workplace. Finally, you’ll get some tips about finding an appropriate job. Guest speakers included. $220. Course#YE-777.
Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm Feb 7-May 2

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. $350. Course#YE-813.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9:25pm Feb 5-Apr 25 

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 7pm-9:05pm Feb 6-Apr 26

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.
Tue, Thu 9:30am-11:35am Feb 6-Apr 26 

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. $250. Course#YE-883.
Sat 9am-12pm Feb 3-May 5

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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. 

Grammar for Writing (Level 4-5)
Develop the grammatical accuracy necessary to make your writing clear in this online class.  If you are planning to attend a college or university in the U.S. or take the TOEFL, this class will help you write more precisely.  You will learn new grammar structures and use them in your writing.  You will receive helpful personalized feedback regularly from the instructor. $260. Course#YE-781.
Mar 5-Apr 27 Online

Six Steps to Clearer Pronunciation (Level 4-5)
Practice pronunciation in the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world! Your HCC ELC instructor will guide you through six, detailed video lessons, with exercises to practice on your own. Videotape yourself with easy-to-use technology, and your instructor will respond privately to you with feedback and suggestions. A webcam with a microphone is required! $260. Course#YE-745.
Mar 5-Apr 20 Online

Business Idioms (Level 5-6)
Idioms are everywhere in the American workplace. If you do not use these commonly spoken phrases, you may sound formal and stiff to colleagues and clients. In this interactive online class, you will “roll up your sleeves” and learn how to use the most common idioms and respond confidently when you hear them in conversation or see them in writing. Basic computer skills are required. $230(Book must be purchased separately). Course-YE-865.
Mar 5-Apr 27 Online

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HEALTH CARE INTERPRETER PROGRAM

Learn how to be a language interpreter in the health care industry! Orientation to Health care Interpreting Training is a pre-requisite for Interpreting in Health Care class. 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#YE-800.
Sat 9am-1pm Feb 3

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#YE-801.
Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm and Sat 9am-3:30pm Feb 15-May 19 (no class on 3/3/18, 3/17/18, 3/31/18, 4/7/18)

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#YE-802.
Thu 7pm-9pm Jun 7, Jun 21, Jun 28, and Jul 12. Dates and times for additional sessions will vary.

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