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ESL Class Schedule

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

FALL 2022 ESL CLASSES

(No Classes on Sep 5 for Labor Day and Nov 23-27 for Thanksgiving Recess)
  • Pre-Beginning ESL Classes

    In-Person - Class meets 100% in person on campus.
    Flexible Online - Class is entirely on Canvas. Do course work whenever you have time. No Zoom meetings.
    Scheduled Zoom - Class meets on Zoom once or twice a week. 
    To register, CLICK HERE for instructions. 

    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 at registration.
    Mon, Wed 9:20-11:35am Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
    Mon, Wed 6:45-9:05pm Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
    Mon, Wed 7:15-9:35pm Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
    Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30-9:05am Sep 12-Dec 9 (Scheduled Zoom)

    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 at registration.
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 10-Dec 10 (In-Person)

    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. $295.
    Tue, Thu 9:20-11:30am Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
    Tue, Thu 7-8:30pm Sep 13-Dec 8 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    Reading and Vocabulary Pre-Beginning A
    Read stories to improve reading, speaking, and writing skills. Also learn many new vocabulary words. Activities include spelling, oral reading practice, and discussion. $295.
    Mon, Wed 12:30-2:45pm Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
     
    Interactive Speaking Pre-Beginning A
    Get started talking and using correct spoken English in everyday conversations! Increase vocabulary and improve pronunciation through active practice and lots of feedback. $295.
    Tue, Thu 12:30-2:40pm Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)

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  • Level 1 – Beginning I ESL Classes

    In-Person - Class meets 100% in person on campus.
    Flexible Online - Class is entirely on Canvas. Do course work whenever you have time. No Zoom meetings.
    Scheduled Zoom - Class meets on Zoom once or twice a week. 
    To register, CLICK HERE for instructions. 

    Community English 1A
    Learn every day, practical English and develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Mon, Wed 9:20-11:35am Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
    Mon, Wed 6:45-9:05pm Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
    Mon, Wed 7:15-9:35pm Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
    Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30-9:05am Sep 12-Dec 9 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    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 at registration.
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 10-Dec 10 (In-Person)
     
    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. $295.
    Tue, Thu 9:20-11:30am Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
    Tue, Thu 7-8:30pm Sep 13-Dec 8 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    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. $295.
    Tue, Thu 12:30-2:40pm Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
     
    Speaking for Success 1A
    Improve your speaking in a fun, active environment. Build confidence and fluency by practicing speaking with clear pronunciation, different grammar structures, and vocabulary words. This is an interactive class with group work and feedback from your teacher. $295.
    Mon, Wed 7-9pm Sep 12-Dec 7 (In-Person)
     
    Pronunciation Improvement 1
    Practice English pronunciation in this fun class! Use poems, dialogues, videos, and games to learn pronunciation rules. You will record yourself during class and for homework; your teacher will give you feedback and suggestions to help improve your pronunciation. $295.
    Mon, Wed 9:20-11:35am Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
     
    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. $295.
    Mon, Wed 12:30-2:45pm Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
     
    Reading and Writing Literacy A/1A
    This is a special class for students who may already know the alphabet and sounds in English but need practice with spelling, reading, grammar, and very basic writing of short phrases and sentences. This course will also help with beginning literacy. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Mon, Wed 12:30-2:45pm Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)

    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.
    Tue, Thu 7:15-9:30pm Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
     
    Reading and Writing 1A
    This is 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 at registration.
    Tue, Thu 7:15-9:30pm Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person) 
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 10-Dec 10 (In-Person)

    Grammar 1A
    Learn grammar rules and get lots of practice using them while talking and writing in this class. $295.
    Mon, Wed 9:20-10:50am Sep 7-Dec 7 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    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. $295.
    Tue, Thu 9:20-11:30am Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)

    Basic English and Career Exploration (Level 1-2)
    Improve your English skills while exploring careers. Learn about educational and training opportunities while developing the skills you need to find a job and succeed in the workplace. Register any time until Oct 22. You must complete the course by Dec 10. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration. 
    Sep 12-Dec 10 (Flexible Online)

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  • Level 2 – Beginning II ESL Classes

    In-Person - Class meets 100% in person on campus.
    Flexible Online - Class is entirely on Canvas. Do course work whenever you have time. No Zoom meetings.
    Scheduled Zoom - Class meets on Zoom once or twice a week. 
    To register, CLICK HERE for instructions. 

    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 at registration.
    Mon, Wed 9:20-11:35am Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
    Mon, Wed 6:45-9:05pm Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
    Mon, Wed 7:15-9:35pm Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
    Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30-9:05am Sep 12-Dec 9 (Scheduled Zoom)

    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 at registration.
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 10-Dec 10 (In-Person)
     
    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. $295.
    Tue, Thu 9:20-11:30am Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
    Tue, Thu 7-8:30pm Sep 13-Dec 8 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    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. $295.
    Tue, Thu 12:30-2:40pm Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
     
    Speaking for Success 2A
    Improve your speaking in a fun, active environment. Build confidence and fluency by practicing speaking with clear pronunciation, grammar structures, and vocabulary words. This is an interactive class with group work and feedback from your teacher. $295.
    Mon, Wed 7-9pm Sep 12-Dec 7 (In-Person)
     
    Pronunciation Improvement 2
    Practice English pronunciation in this fun class! Use poems, dialogues, videos, and games to learn pronunciation rules. You will record yourself during class and for homework; your teacher will give you feedback and suggestions to help improve your pronunciation. $295.
    Mon, Wed 9:20-11:35am Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
     
    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. $295.
    Mon, Wed 12:30-2:45pm Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
     
    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 at registration. 
    Tue, Thu 7:15-9:30pm Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
    Mon, Wed 12:30-2:45pm Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 10-Dec 10 (In-Person) 
     
    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 at registration.
    Tue, Thu 7:15-9:30pm Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)

    Grammar 2A
    Learn grammar rules and get lots of practice using them while talking and writing in this class. $295.
    Mon, Wed 9:20-10:50am Sep 7-Dec 7 (Scheduled Zoom)

    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. $295.
    Tue, Thu 9:20-11:30am Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
     
    GED Math for ESL A
    Would you like to earn your US high school diploma (GED or NEDP)? This introductory class will help you learn the vocabulary and basic math concepts you need. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 10-Dec 10 (In-Person)
     
    There are more Level 2 classes in the English for Work section.

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  • Level 3 – Intermediate I ESL Classes

    In-Person - Class meets 100% in person on campus.
    Flexible Online - Class is entirely on Canvas. Do course work whenever you have time. No Zoom meetings.
    Scheduled Zoom - Class meets on Zoom once or twice a week. 
    To register, CLICK HERE for instructions. 

    Community English 3A
    Improve your English while learning the skills everyone needs to succeed at work - having good communication, talking about past work experience and more! This practical class helps you prepare for career success while teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Mon, Wed 9:20-11:35am Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
    Mon, Wed 6:45-9:05pm Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
    Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30-9:05am Sep 12-Dec 9 (Scheduled Zoom)

    Intensive English 3A
    Improve listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar in one class. The curriculum is academic, challenging, and practical. This class is a perfect start for students who want to study at the college level. $295.
    Tue, Thu 9:20-11:30am Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
    Tue, Thu 7-8:30pm Sep 13-Dec 8 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    Interactive Speaking 3A
    This class will get you talking and using correct spoken English! This is a fast-moving class with lots of conversation, pronunciation practice, and new vocabulary. Learn through repetition, dialogues, and discussion. Individualized feedback from audio- and video-recording included. $295.
    Tue, Thu 12:30-2:40pm Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
     
    Speaking for Success 3A
    Improve your speaking in a fun, active environment. Build confidence and fluency by practicing speaking with clear pronunciation, grammar structures, and vocabulary words. This is an interactive class with group work and feedback from your teacher. $295.
    Mon, Wed 7-9pm Sep 12-Dec 7 (In-Person)
     
    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. Record yourself and get helpful feedback from your teacher. $295.
    Mon, Wed 9:20-11:35am Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
     
    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. $295.
    Mon, Wed 12:30-2:45pm Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)

    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 at registration.
    Tue, Thu 7:15-9:30pm Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)

    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. $295.
    Mon, Wed 9:20-10:50am Sep 7-Dec 7 (Schedule Zoom)

    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. $295.
    Tue, Thu 9:20-11:30am Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
     
    Reading and Writing 3A 
    Improve reading and writing skills for everyday life. Learn how to read practical, informational, and literary texts. Develop your vocabulary and grammar while learning and using the writing process. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Tue, Thu 7:15-9:30pm Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 10-Dec 10 (In-Person) 

    GED Math for ESL A
    Would you like to earn your US high school diploma (GED or NEDP)? This introductory class will help you learn the vocabulary and basic math concepts you need. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 10-Dec 10 (In-Person)

    Core Skills in Social Studies
    Would you like to earn your US high school diploma (GED or NEDP)? This introductory class will help you improve your reading and writing skills while developing the vocabulary and historical knowledge you need to get a high school diploma. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
    Tue, Thu 7:15-9:15pm Sep 6-Dec 8 (Scheduled Zoom)

    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 the U.S. government while preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Exam. $75.
    Sat 9:30-11:30am Sep 10-Nov 12 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    There are more Level 3 classes in the English for Work and Flexible Online sections.

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  • Level 4 – Intermediate II ESL Classes

    In-Person - Class meets 100% in person on campus.
    Flexible Online - Class is entirely on Canvas. Do course work whenever you have time. No Zoom meetings.
    Scheduled Zoom - Class meets on Zoom once or twice a week. 
    To register, CLICK HERE for instructions. 
     
    Intensive English 4A
    Improve listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar in one class. The curriculum is academic, challenging, and practical. This class is perfect for students who want to study at the college level. $295.
    Tue, Thu 9:20-11:30am Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
    Tue, Thu 7-8:30pm Sep 13-Dec 8 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    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-recording included. $295.
    Tue, Thu 12:30-2:40pm Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
     
    Speaking for Success 4A
    Improve your speaking in a fun, active environment. Build confidence and fluency by practicing speaking with clear pronunciation, grammar structures, and vocabulary words. This is an interactive class with group work and feedback from your teacher. $295.
    Mon, Wed 7-9pm Sep 12-Dec 7 (In-Person)
     
    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. Record yourself and get helpful feedback from your teacher. Have fun while you improve your pronunciation! $295.
    Mon, Wed 9:20-11:35am Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)

    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. $295.
    Mon, Wed 12:30-2:45pm Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)

    Grammar 4A
    Learn the grammar rules appropriate for this level and practice them in writing and speaking! $295.
    Mon, Wed 9:20-10:50am Sep 7-Dec 7 (Scheduled Zoom)

    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. $295.
    Tue, Thu 9:20-11:30am Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
     
    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 the U.S. government while preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Exam. $75.
    Sat 9:30-11:30am Sep 10-Nov 12 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    There are more Level 4 classes in the English for WorkProfessional English, and Flexible Online sections. 

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  • Level 5 & 6 – Advanced ESL Classes

    In-Person - Class meets 100% in person on campus.
    Flexible Online - Class is entirely on Canvas. Do course work whenever you have time. No Zoom meetings.
    Scheduled Zoom - Class meets on Zoom once or twice a week. 
    To register, CLICK HERE for instructions. 

    Intensive English 5A
    Improve listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar in one class. The curriculum is academic, challenging, and practical. This class is perfect for students who want to study at the college level. $295.
    Tue, Thu 9:20-11:30am Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
    Tue, Thu 7-8:30pm Sep 13-Dec 8 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    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-recording included. $295.
    Tue, Thu 12:30-2:40pm Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
     
    Speaking for Success 5A
    Improve your speaking in a fun, active environment. Build confidence and fluency by practicing speaking with clear pronunciation, grammar structures, and vocabulary words. This is an interactive class with group work and feedback from your teacher. $295. 
    Mon, Wed 7-9pm Sep 12-Dec 7 (In-Person)

    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. Record yourself and get helpful feedback from your teacher. $295.
    Mon, Wed 9:20-11:35am Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)
     
    Reading and Vocabulary 5A
    Read articles and books to improve reading, speaking, writing and vocabulary skills! Activities include discussion and interaction. This academic class will increase reading speed and comprehension. This class is perfect for students who want to study at the college level. $295.
    Mon, Wed 12:30-2:45pm Sep 7-Dec 7 (In-Person)

    Grammar 5A
    Learn the grammar rules appropriate for this level and practice them in writing and speaking! $295.
    Mon, Wed 9:20-10:50am Sep 7-Dec 7 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    Writing and Grammar 5A
    This class will help you develop your academic writing skills. Focus on organizing, editing, and developing well-written essays. You will also improve your grammar, vocabulary, and spelling skills. This class is perfect for students planning to attend a college, university, or take the TOEFL. $295.
    Tue, Thu 9:20-11:30am Sep 6-Dec 8 (In-Person)
     
    Advanced TOEFL Preparation (Level 6)
    This course helps students develop the advanced grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills required on the TOEFL iBT. Work with lab software and online programs. $325.
    Tue, Thu 12:30-2pm Sep 13-Dec 8 (Scheduled Zoom)
    Tue, Thu 7-8:30pm Sep 13-Dec 8 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    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 the U.S. government while preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Exam. $75.
    Sat 9:30-11:30am Sep 10-Nov 12 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    There are more Level 5 & 6 classes in the English for Work, Professional English, and Flexible Online sections.  

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  • English for Work Classes

    In-Person - Class meets 100% in person on campus.
    Flexible Online - Class is entirely on Canvas. Do course work whenever you have time. No Zoom meetings.
    Scheduled Zoom - Class meets on Zoom once or twice a week. 
    To register, CLICK HERE for instructions. 

    Develop your English, learn vocabulary and workplace skills and receive training for a specific career. For more information, visit howardcc.edu/englishforwork or email englishforcareers@howardcc.edu. Some courses require an application: https://bit.ly/EnglishForWorkApplications.

    Basic English and Career Exploration (Level 1-2)
    Improve your English skills while exploring careers. Learn about educational and training opportunities while developing the skills you need to find a job and succeed in the workplace. Register any time until Oct 22. You must complete the course by Dec 10. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration. 
    Sep 12-Dec 10 (Flexible Online)

    Basic Computer Skills / Lab (Level 2+)
    Improve your computer abilities while learning English. You will learn the basics of using a computer, starting with the parts of the computer and eventually the basics of Microsoft Word. If you don’t know how to create a Word document, this class is for you. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 10-Dec 10 (In-Person)
    Mon, Wed 6-7:05pm Sep 12-Dec 7 (In-Person)/Lab

    English for Childcare (Level 3+)**Application Required**
    Improve your English while preparing to become a childcare provider. In this class, you will learn the vocabulary and English skills needed to be successful in childcare. This course is designed to support students taking Child Growth & Development, which has additional costs. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Mon, Wed 6:45-8:45pm Oct 3-Nov 30 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    English for CNA (Level 3+)**Application Required**
    Improve your English while preparing to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). In this class, you will learn the vocabulary and English skills needed to be successful as a CNA. This course is designed to support students taking CNA training courses at HCC, which have additional costs. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Tue, Thu 12:30-4pm Aug 30-Sep 29 (In-Person)
     
    English for Information Technology (Level 4+)**Application Required**
    Improve your English while preparing to become a certified IT support specialist. In this class, you will learn the vocabulary and English skills needed to be successful in IT support. This course is designed to support students taking the Google IT Support Certificate at HCC, which has additional costs. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Tue, Thu 7:15-9:15pm Sep 6-Dec 8 (Zoom)

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  • Skilled Immigrant Program

    Scheduled Zoom - Class meets on Zoom once or twice a week. To register, CLICK HERE for instructions. For more information about the Skilled Immigrant Program, visit howardcc.edu/SkilledImmigrant.

    Advanced American Job Search (Level 4+) 
    Set career goals, learn about career resources and hear from interesting guest speakers from banking, education, healthcare, and technology industries. Resume preparation and practice interviews will be covered. Upon completion, you may be eligible to enroll in Career Connections for International Professionals (CCIP). Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Tue, Thu 7-8:30pm Sep 13-Oct 6 (Scheduled Zoom)

    Career Connections for International Professionals (Level 4+)**Application Required**
    This course will provide career-focused instruction and skill development for skilled immigrants seeking professional employment. Topics include targeted resume writing, researching employers and applying for jobs, interviewing successfully, building a professional network, and designing an action plan for your career. Students must complete a written application and an oral interview. Prerequisite: Advanced American Job Search. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration. 
    (Application Link: https://bit.ly/SkilledImmigrantApp).
    Tue, Thu 7-8:30pm Oct 11-Nov 17 (Scheduled Zoom)

  • Professional English Certificate Classes

    In-Person - Class meets 100% in person on campus.
    Flexible Online - Class is entirely on Canvas. Do course work whenever you have time. No Zoom meetings.
    Scheduled Zoom - Class meets on Zoom once or twice a week. 
    To register, CLICK HERE for instructions. 

    Earn a Professional English certificate by completing at least three 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. 

    Six Steps to Clearer Pronunciation *Professional English Certificate* (Level 4+)
    Learn the most important parts of English pronunciation. Complete activities and submit videos to get feedback from your teacher about your specific English pronunciation. This class is entirely online and does not have scheduled Zoom meetings. Study on your own time and at your own pace. This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 22. You must complete the course by Dec 10. $300. 
    Sep 6-Dec 10 (Flexible Online) 
     
    Advanced Pronunciation Training *Professional English Certificate* (Level 5+) 
    Reduce your foreign accent and learn to pronounce English in a way that will make others understand you better! On two class days, work individually with a trained tutor to address your specific pronunciation needs. This is a perfect class for students wishing to improve speaking for business or academic purposes. $350.
    Mon, Wed 7-8:30pm Sep 12-Nov 21 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    Business Idioms *Professional English Certificate* (Level 5+)
    “Roll up your sleeves” and learn how to use the most common idioms used in business and respond confidently when you hear or see them. Practice the idioms by listening, speaking, reading, and writing with feedback from your teacher. This class is entirely online and does not have scheduled Zoom meetings. You can study on your own time and at your own pace. This is a 7-week online course. Register any time until Oct 22. You must complete the course by Dec 10. $300. 
    Sep 6-Dec 10 (Flexible Online) 

    Professional Writing *Professional English Certificate* (Level 5+) 
    Improve your ability to write English in professional settings. Work on various types of professional writing such as e-mail correspondence, memos, short reports, business letters, cover letters, and resumes. Vocabulary and grammar will be covered as well. Basic computer skills are required. Register any time until Oct 22. You must complete the course by Dec 10. $300.
    Sep 6-Dec 10 (Flexible Online) 

    English for Business Communication *Professional English Certificate* (Level 5+) 
    This course improves the English skills needed for professional settings. Written and oral communication practice focuses around cultural diversity, socializing, using the telephone, negotiating, making presentations, interviewing, recruiting, and participating in meetings. $325.
    Mon, Wed 7-8:30pm Sep 12-Nov 21 (Scheduled Zoom)

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  • Flexible Online ESL Classes

    These courses are on Canvas. No Zoom meetings. New students will receive an email with instructions to create an HCC Canvas account after registering. After you log into Canvas, your instructor will contact you with instructions on how to begin. To register, CLICK HERE for instructions.  

    Basic English and Career Exploration (Level 1-2)
    Improve your English skills while exploring careers. Learn about educational and training opportunities while developing the skills you need to find a job and succeed in the workplace. Register any time until Oct 22. You must complete the course by Dec 10. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration. 
    Sep 12-Dec 10 (Flexible Online)

    Intro to Fundamental Grammar Skills (Level 2)
    Learn important grammar topics and practice using them in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Do activities, submit recordings and writings, and get feedback from your teacher. This class is entirely online and does not have scheduled Zoom meetings. Study on your own time and at your own pace. Content and complexity increase with each level. This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 22. You must complete the course by Dec 10. $250.
    Sep 6-Dec 10 (Flexible Online) 

    Fundamental Grammar Skills (Level 3)
    Learn important grammar topics and practice using them in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Do activities, submit recordings and writings, and get feedback from your teacher. This class is entirely online and does not have scheduled Zoom meetings. Study on your own time and at your own pace. Content and complexity increase with each level. This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 22. You must complete the course by Dec 10. $250.
    Sep 6-Dec 10 (Flexible Online)

    Paragraph Writing Skills (Level 3)
    In this online course, you will learn how to write a good paragraph. This class will cover the basics of writing, including topic sentences, editing and organization, and helpful grammar. Do the work on your own time and get feedback from your instructor. You can also meet with an instructor when you have questions. Register any time until Oct 22 You must complete the course by Dec 10. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Sep 6-Dec 10 (Flexible Online)

    Intermediate Grammar Skills (Level 4)
    Learn important grammar topics and practice using them in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Do activities, submit recordings and writings, and get feedback from your teacher. This class is entirely online and does not have scheduled Zoom meetings. Study on your own time and at your own pace. Content and complexity increase with each level. This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 22. You must complete the course by Dec 10. $250. 
    Sep 6-Dec 10 (Flexible Online)

    Intermediate Vocabulary and Spelling Skills *NEW* (Level 4)
    Expand your vocabulary and improve your spelling! Learn some of the 3000 most important words in English and many useful spelling rules. This class is entirely online and does not have scheduled Zoom meetings. You can study on your own time and at your own pace. This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 22. You must complete the course by Dec 10. $250.
    Sep 6-Dec 10 (Flexible Online)

    Six Steps to Clearer Pronunciation *Professional English Certificate* (Level 4+)
    Learn the most important parts of English pronunciation. Complete activities and submit videos to get feedback from your teacher about your specific English pronunciation. This class is entirely online and does not have scheduled Zoom meetings. Study on your own time and at your own pace. This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 22. You must complete the course by Dec 10. $300. 
    Sep 6-Dec 10 (Flexible Online) 

    Intro to Advanced Grammar Skills (Level 5)
    Learn important grammar topics and practice using them in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Do activities, submit recordings and writings, and get feedback from your teacher. This class is entirely online and does not have scheduled Zoom meetings. Study on your own time and at your own pace. Content and complexity increase with each level. This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 22. You must complete the course by Dec 10. $250.
    Sep 6-Dec 10 (Flexible Online)

    Intro to Advanced Vocabulary and Spelling Skills *NEW* (Level 5)
    Learn many words from the Academic Word List (AWL) and improve your spelling. Practice using, spelling, and pronouncing AWL words by completing a variety of activities. This class is entirely online and does not have scheduled Zoom meetings. You can study on your own time and at your own pace. This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 22. You must complete the course by Dec 10. $250.
    Sep 6-Dec 10 (Flexible Online)

    Business Idioms *Professional English Certificate* (Level 5+)
    “Roll up your sleeves” and learn how to use the most common idioms used in business and respond confidently when you hear or see them. Practice the idioms by listening, speaking, reading, and writing with feedback from your teacher. This class is entirely online and does not have scheduled Zoom meetings. You can study on your own time and at your own pace. This is a 7-week online course. Register any time until Oct 22. You must complete the course by Dec 10. $300. 
    Sep 6-Dec 10 (Flexible Online) 

    Professional Writing *Professional English Certificate* (Level 5+) 
    Improve your ability to write English in professional settings. Work on various types of professional writing such as e-mail correspondence, memos, short reports, business letters, cover letters, and resumes. Vocabulary and grammar will be covered as well. Basic computer skills are required. Register any time until Oct 22. You must complete the course by Dec 10. $300.
    Sep 6-Dec 10 (Flexible Online) 

    Advanced Grammar Skills (Level 6)
    Learn important grammar topics and practice using them in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Do activities, submit recordings and writings, and get feedback from your teacher. This class is entirely online and does not have scheduled Zoom meetings. Study on your own time and at your own pace. Content and complexity increase with each level. This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 22. You must complete the course by Dec 10. $250. 
    Sep 6-Dec 10 (Flexible Online)

    ESL Tutor Certification (Level 6)
    Learn about the challenges faced by adult English Language Learners (ELLs) and master strategies for making one-to-one instruction positive and effective. This training is ideal for tutors who want to work with adult ELLs in the US or abroad. Tutors will complete 6 hours of interactive online instruction followed by a 3-hour practicum with feedback. Register any time until Oct 22. You must complete the course by Dec 10. $300.
    Sep 6-Dec 10 (Flexible Online)
     
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  • Health Care Interpreter Training Program

    Learn how to be a language interpreter in the healthcare industry! Students must co-enroll in Orientation to Health Care Interpreting Training and Interpreting in Health Care classes. For more information, visit howardcc.edu/HCIT or email hcit@howardcc.edu.

    Orientation to Health Care Interpreting Training 
    This is a fully online course that provides an overview of the Health Care Interpreting Certificate Program components and requirements. The Health Care Interpreter’s standard of practice, roles, and functions are also introduced. You must pass language assessments that aim to gauge your language proficiency in order to take the Interpreting in Health Care course. $110. Course#YE-800. 
    Aug 15-18 (Flexible Online)
      
    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. $995. Course#YE-801. 
    Sat 12:30-2:30pm, Sep 8-Dec 10 (In-Person)
    No class on Sep 17, Oct 8, and Oct 29
      
    Field Experience in Health Care Interpreting 

    This course will provide students with opportunities for interpretation practice and analysis and reflection of interpreting situations in real life settings. $145. Course#YE-802. 
    Thu 7pm-8 pm Winter 2023: Jan 12, Jan 26, Feb 9, Feb 23 (Scheduled Zoom)
    Dates and times for additional sessions will vary.

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