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ESL Classes & Registration

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.


WINTER 2020 CLASS SCHEDULE

(January 6-January 23)
NO CLASSES: January 20 (Monday) for Martin Luther King’s Day. 

WINTER ESL CLASSES

Learn to use correct spoken English in everyday conversations. 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 & Speaking 1 $200. Course#YE-413.
Intensive Listening & Speaking 2 $220. Course#YE-518.
Intensive Listening & Speaking 3 $220. Course#YE-619.
Intensive Listening & Speaking 4 $220. Course#YE-776.
Intensive Listening & Speaking 5 $220. Course#YE-807.
Mon-Thu 9am-12:15pm Jan 6-23

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SPRING 2020 CLASS SCHEDULE

(January 29-May 9)
NO CLASSES: April 6-April 12 for Spring Break. There will be no Saturday classes on April 11. Saturday classes will resume on April 18.

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-9am Jan 29-May 8(B)
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:45pm Jan 29-May 6(A/B)
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Jan 30-May 7(B)
Tue, Thu 6:45pm-9pm Jan 30-May 7(A/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. $240. Course#YE-321.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:30am Jan 29-May 6
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:15pm Feb 4-May 7

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-1:15pm Feb 1-May 9(A/B)

Interactive Speaking Pre-Beginning B
Get started talking and using correct spoken English in everyday conversations! Increase vocabulary and improve pronunciation through active practice and lots of feedback. $240. Course#YE-327.
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Jan 30-May 7

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LEVEL 1 – BEGINNING I ESL CLASSES

Community English 1B
Learn every day, 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-9am Jan 29-May 8
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:45pm Jan 29-May 6
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Jan 30-May 7
Tue, Thu 6:45pm-9pm Jan 30-May 7

Intensive English 1B
Work on all English skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar in one class. The curriculum is academic and challenging yet practical. $250. Course#YE-471.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:30am Jan 29-May 6
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:15pm Feb 4-May 7

English 1B
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. $200. Course#YE-463.
Sat 9am-11:50am Feb 1-May 9

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. $200. Course#YE-486.
Fri 9:30am-12:15pm Feb 14-May 8 

Speaking for Success 1B *NEW*
Improve your speaking in a fun, active environment. You will build confidence and fluency by practicing speaking with clear pronunciation and a variety of grammar structures and vocabulary words. This is an interactive class that includes lots of pair and group work as well as feedback from your teacher. $250. Course#YE-419.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9pm Feb 10-May 6

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-1:15pm Feb 1-May 9

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. $250. Course#YE-443.
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Jan 30-May 7

Spelling 1 & 2
Spelling in English is difficult but not impossible. Get started in this beginning spelling class. You’ll practice matching the sounds of English with the correct spelling. $250. Course#YE-491.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Jan 30-May 7 

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. $250. Course#YE-472.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:35pm Jan 29-May 6 

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-9pm Jan 29-May 6  
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Jan 30-May 7  
Sat 9am-1:15pm Feb 1-May 9

Reading and Writing Literacy B/1B *NEW*
This is a special class for students may already know the alphabet and sounds in English and 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 during registration. 
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 30-May 7  

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-9pm Jan 29-May 6  
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Jan 30-May 7  
Sat 9am-1:15pm Feb 1-May 9

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. $250.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:30am Jan 29-May 6

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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-9am Jan 29-May 8
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:45pm Jan 29-May 6
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Jan 30-May 7
Tue, Thu 6:45pm-9pm Jan 30-May 7

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. $260. Course#YE-564.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:30am Jan 29-May 6
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:15pm Feb 4-May 7

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. $200. Course#YE-569.
Sat 9am-11:50am Feb 1-May 9

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-1:15pm Feb 1-May 9

Conversation 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. $200. Course #YE-580.
Fri 9:30am-12:15pm Feb 14-May 8

Speaking for Success 2B *NEW*
Improve your speaking in a fun, active environment. You will build confidence and fluency by practicing speaking with clear pronunciation and a variety of grammar structures and vocabulary words. This is a very interactive class that includes lots of pair and group work as well as feedback from your teacher. $260. Course#YE-528.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9pm Feb 10-May 6

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. $260. Course#YE-544.
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Jan 30-May 7

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. $260. Course#YE-526.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Jan 30-May 7 

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. $260. Course#YE-565.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:35pm Jan 29-May 6 

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-9am Jan 29-May 8 
Mon, Wed 6:45pm-9pm Jan 29-May 6
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Jan 30-May 7
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Jan 30-May 7

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-9pm Jan 29-May 6

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. $260.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:30am Jan 29-May 6  

Grammar 2B
Learn and practice grammar rules while talking and writing in this class. $260. Course#YE-562.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Jan 30-May 7  

GED Math for ESL 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 9:20am-11:35am Jan 29-May 6
Sat 9am-1:15pm Feb 1-May 9

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ENGLISH FOR CAREERS

Do you want to improve your English and get a better job? Enroll in one of our English for Careers classes! Courses cover a variety of careers, including health care, business, computer skills, construction and trades, and green jobs. Learn job-specific vocabulary and workplace skills while developing your English skills.

English for Careers: Accounting for ESL *NEW* (Level 4+)
(Co-requisite with Accounting 111)
This class is the second in a series of courses designed to get ESL students on the pathway to credit Accounting and Bookkeeping classes. It will provide English language support for students enrolled in Accounting 111 (Principles of Accounting). Pre-requisite: English for Careers: Bookkeeping & Accounting. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Jan 30-May 7

English for Careers: CDL Permit Preparation (Level 2+)
Improve your English while preparing to get your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) permit. In this class, you will learn the vocabulary needed to understand the Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MVA) CDL test along with other English skills that are essential for commercial drivers. This course is a pre-requisite for the English for CDL Class B License course. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration. 
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:45pm Jan 29-May 6

English for Careers: CNA ESL Support Class (Level 3+)
Interested in a career in health care? Start here! This class is for students interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who need a little extra practice with their English language skills. It will provide English language support, as well as the hands-on knowledge needed to be hired in the healthcare field. You will also focus on improving your skills in English reading, writing, listening, and speaking. **This course requires potential students to complete an application. Additional details, including course schedule, can be found in the application. Application is available at the ELC office in HR200. Email elccna@howardcc.edu for more information. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-3pm Mar 10-May 7

English for Careers: Computer Skills for the Office (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.
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:45pm Jan 29-May 6  

English for Careers: Cybersecurity HYBRID (Level 4+)
This hybrid course will introduce advanced-level ESL learners to the field of cybersecurity. Learn about virus and malware basics, network, Wi-Fi, and mobile security, along with additional topics. You will also focus on improving your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Sat 9:30am-12pm Feb 1-May 9 
(Class meets in person on Feb 8, Feb 22, Mar 7, Mar 21, Apr 4)

English for Careers: PCT ESL Support Class (Level 3+)
Are you currently a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)? Do you want to improve your career prospects by taking by becoming a Patient Care Technician? If so, this class is for you!! It will provide additional English language support, exposure medical vocabulary, and hands-on knowledge needed to get hired in a fast paced health care environment.  You will also focus on improving your skills in English reading, writing, listening, and speaking. **This course requires potential students to complete an application. Additional details, including course schedule, can be found in the application. Application is available at the ELC office in HR200. Email elccna@howardcc.edu for more information. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration. 
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-3pm Jan 6-Mar 4

English for Careers: Vision Assistant *NEW* (Level 4+)
Interested in a career in a health care field? This class is for students interested in working in an eye doctor’s office but who need a little extra practice with their English language skills. You will also focus on improving your skills in English reading, writing, listening, and speaking. **This course requires potential students to complete an application. Additional details, including course schedule, can be found in the application. Application is available at the ELC office in HR200. Email elccna@howardcc.edu for more information. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Wed, Fri 6:45pm-9pm Jan 29-Jun 19

Banking and Finance Training for Bilingual Speakers (Level 4+)
This course will introduce advanced-level ESL learners to the world of finance. Professional and organizational skills, such as workplace expectations and customer interactions, will be addressed.  Students will take part in mock interviews and networking opportunities. Students will discuss cultural differences and their impact in the workplace, learn industry specific vocabulary, and practice various types of professional writing, such as emails, memos, business letters, and resumes. Students must complete a written application and an oral interview. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration. 
Sat 9am-2pm Feb 15-Apr 25

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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. $260. Course#YE-678.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:30am Jan 29-May 6
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:15pm Feb 4-May 7

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. $200. Course#YE-690.
Sat 9am-11:50am Feb 1-May 9

Conversation 3B
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. $200. Course#YE-614.
Fri 9:30am-12:15pm Feb 14-May 8

Speaking for Success 3B *NEW*
Improve your speaking in a fun, active environment. You will build confidence and fluency by practicing speaking with clear pronunciation and a variety of grammar structures and vocabulary words. This is a very interactive class that includes lots of pair and group work as well as feedback from your teacher. $260. Course#YE-626.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9pm Feb 10-May 6

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. $260. Course#YE-666.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:35pm Jan 29-May 6  
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Jan 30-May 7

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. $260. Course#YE-641.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Jan 30-May 7 

Vocabulary and Spelling 3 & 4
Expand your vocabulary and improve your spelling in this dynamic, interactive class. You will learn some of the 3000 most important words in English as well as spelling rules, including vowel sounds, tricky consonant sounds, syllables, prefixes, and suffixes. Improve your writing, expand your vocabulary, increase the accuracy of your listening comprehension and develop your pronunciation in this class. $280. Course#YE-622.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:30am Jan 29-May 6  

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. $260. Course#YE-685.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:35pm Jan 29-May 6 

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-9pm Jan 29-May 6
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Jan 30-May 7  

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. $260.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:30am Jan 29-May 6  
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Jan 30-May 7 

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. $260. Course#YE-683.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Jan 30-May 7

Computer Skills for Academic Success *NEW*
When you’re studying in a language that isn’t your first, completing assignments can take more time. Learn to use the computers in a way that makes assignments easier, not harder. Students will be surveyed the first week of class to determine what topics will be most helpful to them, then a new topic will be covered each week with a lot of time to practice. Topics may include typing, keyboard shortcuts, formatting Word documents, creating Power Point presentations, and tools for studying. $210. Course#YE-625.
Wed 3pm-4:30pm Feb 5-May 6

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 22-May 2

GED US History and Government for ESL B
Would you like to earn your US high school diploma (GED or NEDP)? This class will help you improve your reading and writing skills while developing the vocabulary and historical knowledge you need to succeed in preparing for the GED. This is an introductory ESL history and government class meant to get English Language Learners ready to take High School level social studies classes. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Jan 30-May 7

English for Careers: CNA ESL Support Class (Level 3+)Interested in a career in health care? Start here! This class is for students interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who need a little extra practice with their English language skills. It will provide English language support, as well as the hands-on knowledge needed to be hired in the healthcare field. You will also focus on improving your skills in English reading, writing, listening, and speaking. **This course requires potential students to complete an application. Additional details, including course schedule, can be found in the application. Application is available at the ELC office in HR200. Email elccna@howardcc.edu for more information. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-3pm Mar 10-May 7

English for Careers: PCT ESL Support Class (Level 3+)Are you currently a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)? Do you want to improve your career prospects by taking by becoming a Patient Care Technician? If so, this class is for you!! It will provide additional English language support, exposure medical vocabulary, and hands-on knowledge needed to get hired in a fast paced health care environment.  You will also focus on improving your skills in English reading, writing, listening, and speaking. **This course requires potential students to complete an application. Additional details, including course schedule, can be found in the application. Application is available at the ELC office in HR200. Email elccna@howardcc.edu for more information. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration. 
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-3pm Jan 6-Mar 4

* For a complete list of English for Careers classes, click HERE.

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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. $280. Course#YE-768.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:30am Jan 29-May 6
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:15pm Feb 4-May 7

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. $210. Course#YE-775.
Sat 9am-11:50am Feb 1-May 9

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. $280. Course#YE-748.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:35pm Jan 29-May 6  
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Jan 30-May 7

Conversation 4B
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. $210. Course#YE-799.
Fri 9:30am-12:15pm Feb 14-May 8

Speaking for Success 4B *NEW*
Improve your speaking in a fun, active environment. You will build confidence and fluency by practicing speaking with clear pronunciation and a variety of grammar structures and vocabulary words. This is a very interactive class that includes lots of pair and group work as well as feedback from your teacher. $280. Course#YE-739.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9pm Feb 10-May 6

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! $280. Course#YE-730.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Jan 30-May 7 

Vocabulary and Spelling 3 & 4
Expand your vocabulary and improve your spelling in this dynamic, interactive class. You will learn some of the 3000 most important words in English as well as spelling rules, including vowel sounds, tricky consonant sounds, syllables, prefixes, and suffixes. Improve your writing, expand your vocabulary, increase the accuracy of your listening comprehension and develop your pronunciation in this class. $280. Course#YE-622.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:30am Jan 29-May 6

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. $280. Course#YE-769.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:35pm Jan 29-May 6 
 
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. $280.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:30am Jan 29-May 6  
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Jan 30-May 7 

Grammar 4B
Learn the grammar rules appropriate for this level and practice them in writing and speaking! $280. Course#YE-766.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Jan 30-May 7  

Using English in the Community
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.
Mon 9:30am-12pm Feb 3-Apr 27

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-795.
Thu 3pm-5pm Feb 6-Apr 2

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 22-May 2

English for Careers: Accounting for ESL *NEW* (Level 4+)
(Co-requisite with Accounting 111)
This class is the second in a series of courses designed to get ESL students on the pathway to credit Accounting and Bookkeeping classes. It will provide English language support for students enrolled in Accounting 111 (Principles of Accounting). Pre-requisite: English for Careers: Bookkeeping & Accounting. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Jan 30-May 7

English for Careers: Cybersecurity HYBRID (Level 4+)
This hybrid course will introduce advanced-level ESL learners to the field of cybersecurity. Learn about virus and malware basics, network, Wi-Fi, and mobile security, along with additional topics. You will also focus on improving your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Sat 9:30am-12pm Feb 1-May 9 
(Class meets in person on Feb 8, Feb 22, Mar 7, Mar 21, Apr 4)

English for Careers: Vision Assistant *NEW* (Level 4+)
Interested in a career in a health care field? This class is for students interested in working in an eye doctor’s office but who need a little extra practice with their English language skills. You will also focus on improving your skills in English reading, writing, listening, and speaking. **This course requires potential students to complete an application. Additional details, including course schedule, can be found in the application. Application is available at the ELC office in HR200. Email elccna@howardcc.edu for more information. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Wed, Fri 6:45pm-9pm Jan 29-Jun 19

Banking and Finance Training for Bilingual Speakers (Level 4+)
This course will introduce advanced-level ESL learners to the world of finance. Professional and organizational skills, such as workplace expectations and customer interactions, will be addressed.  Students will take part in mock interviews and networking opportunities. Students will discuss cultural differences and their impact in the workplace, learn industry specific vocabulary, and practice various types of professional writing, such as emails, memos, business letters, and resumes. Students must complete a written application and an oral interview. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration. 
Sat 9am-2pm Feb 15-Apr 25

Bridge to Academic ESL
Improve your grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing skills in this upper-intermediate level class.  Focus on academic writing for college classes or the TOEFL, as well as read a popular American novel. $210. Course#YE-742.
Mon, Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm Feb 19-May 18 Laurel College Center

* For a complete list of English for Careers classes, click HERE.
* There are more Level 4 classes in the “Professional English” and “Online” sections.

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LEVEL 5 & 6 – ADVANCED 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-11:30am Jan 29-May 6 
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:15pm Feb 4-May 7

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. $210. Course#YE-871.
Sat 9am-11:50am Feb 1-May 9

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. $210. Course#YE-882.
Fri 9:30am-12:15pm Feb 14-May 8

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.
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Jan 30-May 7

Pronunciation Improvement 5 
Increase your confidence by learning rules for better pronunciation and sound more like a native speaker! Practice in class with dialogues, short plays, and brief presentations. Videotape yourself and get helpful feedback from your teacher. $280. Course#YE-839.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Jan 30-May 7

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-2:35pm Jan 29-May 6  

Writing and Grammar 5B 
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-11:30am Jan 29-May 6  

Vocabulary and Spelling 5 & 6
Can you easily and accurately use words from the Academic Word List (AWL)in your writing and speaking? In this class, students will briefly review the spelling rules associated with difficult phonemes in AWL words, before moving on to learning about how syllables affect how we spell and say academic vocabulary, spelling suffixes correctly to expand personal word banks and improving listening comprehension and pronunciation. $290. Course#YE-808.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:30am Jan 29-May 6

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-11:30am Jan 30-May 7  

Advanced TOEFL Preparation (Level 6) 
This course is designed to help students develop the advanced grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills required on the iBT version of the TOEFL. Work with lab software and online programs. $300. Course#YE-908.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:35pm Jan 29-May 6
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:15pm Feb 4-May 7

English for Citizenship (Level 3+)
This course is a quick, easy introduction to U.S. government and history for intermediate students. Learn English and about U.S. government while preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Exam. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration. 
Sat 9:30am-12pm Feb 22-May 2

* For a list of English for Careers classes, click HERE
There are more Level 5 & 6 classes in the “Professional English” and “Online” sections.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH CERTIFICATE CLASSES

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.

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! You will receive classroom instruction using the newest approaches and laboratory programs. On two 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-9:15pm Feb 3-April 22 

English for Business Communication *Professional English Certificate* (Level 5+) 
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.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9:15pm Feb 3-Apr 22

English for Professional Leadership *Professional English Certificate* (Level 5+) 
This course is designed for advanced students who wish to develop language skills in the area of business leadership. 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-805.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Feb 4-Apr 23

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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 for instructions. If you are in an online class, your instructor will email you details about how to begin the class and how to purchase the textbook if required. Please provide your current email address during registration.

Professional Writing *Professional English Certificate* (Level 5+)
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. $280. Course#YE-884.
Feb 24-Apr 10 (Online)  

English for Marketing and Social Media *Professional English certificate* (Level 4+)
This innovative online class is designed for anyone who is interested in the English used in marketing and social media advertising. 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-703.
Feb 24-Apr 10 (Online)

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HEALTH CARE INTERPRETER PROGRAM

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

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. $110. Course#YE-800.
Sat 9am-1pm Jan 18

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. $945. Course#YE-801.
Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm and Sat 9am-3:30pm Feb 13-May 16 (no class on Feb 29, Mar 14, Mar 28, and Apr 11 spring break)

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 11, Jun 25, Jul 9 & Jul 23 (Dates and times for additional sessions will vary)

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