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ESL Class Schedule

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program offers community-based classes, intensive classes, professional English 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 2019 CLASS SCHEDULE

Day Classes: May 13-June 13
Evening Classes: May 14-June 27
NO CLASSES: May 27(Mon) Memorial Day
All Summer I classes will be in the Hickory Ridge Building.

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 13-Jun 13
Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm May 14-Jun 27

English 1A $230. Course#YE-462.
English 2A $240. 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 13-Jun 13
Tue, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm May 14-Jun 27

ENGLISH FOR CAREERS CLASSES

Do you want to improve your English and get a better job? Improve all of your English skills in one intensive class: listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and grammar. Explore the new career possibilities and discover the skills needed in the American workplace. Free tuition; materials fee collected during registration.

Community English for Careers Pre-Beginning *NEW*
Community English for Careers 1 *NEW*
Community English for Careers 2 *NEW* 
Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am-9:15am May 13-Jun 26

English for Careers: Basic Computer Skills
Improve your computer abilities while learning English. You will learn the basics of using a computer, starting with learning the parts of the computer and eventually learning the basics of Microsoft Word. If you don’t know how to create a Word document, this class is for you. 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 14-Jun 27

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 $240. Course#YE-476.
Idioms and Vocabulary for Conversation 2 $240. 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 13-Jun 13

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 14-Jun 27

Writing in Action 2A $240.
Writing in Action 3A $240.
Writing in Action 4A $260.
Mon-Thu 9:30am-11:45am May 13-Jun 13

Writing in Action 2A $240.
Writing in Action 3A $240.
Tue, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm May 14-Jun 27

PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH AND ONLINE CLASSES

How Americans Think: Surviving the Workplace *Professional English Certificate* (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.
Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm May 14-Jun 25 (Hybrid)

Professional Writing *Professional English Certificate* (Level 5+, Online)
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-806.
May 14-Jun 27 (Online)

ESL Tutor Certification *NEW* (Level 6, Online)
Learn about the challenges faced by adult English Language Learners (ELLs) and master strategies for making one-to-one instruction positive and effective. This hybrid 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. $200. Course#YE-901.
May 13-Jun 13 (Online)

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SUMMER II 2019 CLASS SCHEDULE

Day Classes: July 8–August 6
Evening Classes: July 9-August 22
All day and afternoon classes will be in the Duncan Hall Building.
All evening classes will be in the Hickory Ridge Building.

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 9am-12:20pm Jul 8-Aug 6
Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm Jul 9-Aug 22

English 1B $230. Course#YE-463.
English 2B $240. 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 8-Aug 6
Tue, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm Jul 9-Aug 22

ENGLISH FOR CAREERS CLASSES

The American Job Search *NEW* 
Are you interested in finding a job or career in the United States? This workshop is a great place to start! Learn how to set goals, search for jobs, and choose a satisfying career pathway. This workshop includes guest speakers from a variety of industries like banking, education, healthcare, and technology. Get ahead in your job search by registering for this exciting, interactive workshop series! Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.

The American Job Search 2 & 3 
The American Job Search 4 & 5

Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm Jul 31 & Aug 7
 
English for Careers: Computer Skills for the Office
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 fee collected during registration. 
Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm Jul 9-Aug 22

LISTENING AND SPEAKING CLASSES *NEW*
Learn to use correct spoken English in everyday conversations in these four-day-a-week intensive classes. Develop confidence while you practice listening and 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.

Intensive Listening and Speaking 1B $230. Course#YE-413.
Intensive Listening and Speaking 2B $240. Course#YE-518.
Intensive Listening and Speaking 3B $240. Course#YE-619.
Intensive Listening and Speaking 4B $260. Course#YE-776.
Intensive Listening and Speaking 5B $280. Course#YE-807.
Mon-Thu 12:30pm-2:50pm Jul 8-Aug 6

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 2B $240.
Writing in Action 3B $240.
Writing in Action 4B $260.
Mon-Thu 9:30am-11:50am Jul 8-Aug 6

Writing in Action 2B $240.
Writing in Action 3B $240.
Tue, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm Jul 9-Aug 22

PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH AND ONLINE CLASSES

Grammar for Business *Professional English 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 9-Aug 22

English for Marketing and Social Media *Professional English certificate* (Level 4+, Online)
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. $290. Course#YE-772.
Jul 9-Aug 22 (Online)

ESL Tutor Certification *NEW* (Level 6, Online)
Learn about the challenges faced by adult English Language Learners (ELLs) and master strategies for making one-to-one instruction positive and effective. This hybrid 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. $200. Course#YE-901.
Jul 8-Aug 6 (Online)

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