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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.)


FALL 2019 CLASS SCHEDULE

(September 3-December 7)
NO CLASSES: November 27-December 1 for Thanksgiving

PRE-BEGINNING ESL CLASSES

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 during registration.
Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am-9:05am Sep 4-Dec 6
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:50pm Sep 4-Dec 4
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Sep 3-Dec 5
Tue, Thu 6:45pm-9pm Sep 3-Dec 5

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 during registration.
Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 7-Dec 7

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. $230. Course#YE-318.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 4-Dec 4 
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:20pm Sep 10-Dec 5

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. $230. Course#YE-324.
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 3-Dec 5

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LEVEL 1 – BEGINNING I ESL CLASSES

Community English 1A
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-9:05am Sep 4-Dec 6
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:50pm Sep 4-Dec 4
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Sep 3-Dec 5
Tue, Thu 6:45pm-9pm Sep 3-Dec 5

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 during registration.
Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 7-Dec 7

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. $240. Course#YE-477.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 4-Dec 4 
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:20pm Sep 10-Dec 5

English 1A
Improve all of your English skills in one intensive class: listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and grammar. The curriculum in all of the classes is academic and challenging yet very practical. This class is perfect if you are preparing for college study or need better English skills for your job or personal use. $180. Course#YE-462.
Sat 9am-12pm Sep 7-Dec 7

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. $240. Course#YE-439.
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 3-Dec 5

Speaking for Success 1A *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. $240. Course#YE-414.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9pm Sep 16-Nov 25

Conversation 1A
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. $180. Course#YE-492.
Fri 9:30am-12:15pm Sep 13-Dec 6

Pronunciation Improvement 1
Practice English pronunciation in this fun class! Use poems, dialogues, videos, and games to learn pronunciation rules. You will videotape yourself during class time and for homework; your teacher will give you feedback and suggestions to help you improve your pronunciation. $240. Course#YE-489.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 3-Dec 5 

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. $240. Course#YE-467.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 4-Dec 4 

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.
Mon, Wed 6:45pm-9:05pm Sep 4-Dec 4
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 3-Dec 5
Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 7-Dec 7

Reading and Writing 1A
This is a special class for students who already know the alphabet and sounds in English but need practice with spelling, reading, grammar, and very basic writing of short phrases and sentences. For help with beginning literacy, students should start with a Reading and Writing Literacy class. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration. 
Mon, Wed 6:45pm-9:05pm Sep 4-Dec 4  
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 3-Dec 5  
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Sep 3-Dec 5 
Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 7-Dec 7

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. $240.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 4-Dec 4

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LEVEL 2 – BEGINNING II ESL CLASSES

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 during registration. 
Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am-9:05am Sep 4-Dec 6
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:50pm Sep 4-Dec 4
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:35am Sep 3-Dec 5
Tue, Thu 6:45pm-9pm Sep 3-Dec 5

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 during registration.
Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 7-Dec 7

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. $250. Course#YE-559.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 4-Dec 4 
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:20pm Sep 10-Dec 5

English 2A
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-532.
Sat 9am-12pm Sep 7-Dec 7

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. $250. Course#YE-540.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 4-Dec 4  
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 3-Dec 5

Speaking for Success 2A *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. $250. Course#YE-521.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9pm Sep 16-Nov 25

Conversation 2A
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-587.
Fri 9:30am-12:15pm Sep 13-Dec 6

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. $250. Course#YE-590.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 3-Dec 5 

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. $250. Course#YE-560.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 4-Dec 4 

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 during registration.  
Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am-9:05am Sep 4-Dec 6
Mon, Wed 6:45pm-9:05pm Sep 4-Dec 4 
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 3-Dec 5 
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Sep 3-Dec 5

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 during registration. 
Mon, Wed 6:45pm-9:05pm Sep 4-Dec 4
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Sep 3-Dec 5  

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. $250.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 4-Dec 4
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 3-Dec 5

Grammar 2A
Learn grammar rules and get lots of practice using them while talking and writing in this class. $250. Course#YE-573.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 3-Dec 5  

GED Math for ESL A
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 Sep 4-Dec 4
Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 7-Dec 7

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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: Basic Computer Skills (Level 2+)
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.
Mon, Wed 6:45pm-9:05pm Sep 4-Dec 4

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 that will be held in the spring semester. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration. 
Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9:50pm Sep 4-Dec 4

English for Careers: Construction *NEW* (Level 2+)
Improve your English skills while learning vocabulary needed for jobs in trades such as construction, green jobs, and manufacturing. Learn about the American workplace, OSHA safety standards, and how to interview. You will also focus on improving your reading, writing, listening, speaking skills. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration. 
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Sep 3-Dec 5

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) or Patient Care Technician (PCT) 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. Free tuition. **This course requires potential students to complete an application. Additional details, including course schedule, can be found in the application. Free tuition and Fees. Application is available at the ELC office in HR200. Email elccna@howardcc.edu for more information.
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-3pm Sep 17-Nov 7

English for Careers: Bookkeeping and Accounting (Level 3+)
This class is the first in a series of courses designed to get ESL students on the pathway to credit Accounting and Bookkeeping classes. Improve your English skills while learning vocabulary needed to pursue a career as a bookkeeper or accountant. This course includes basic math skills, computer skills, and business ethics. It is a foundational course for the HCC Credit certification in bookkeeping. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Sep 3-Dec 5

English for Careers: Accounting for ESL *NEW* (Level 4+)
(co-requisite for ESL 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, including vocabulary development and reading comprehension, while students are enrolled in Accounting 111 (Principles of Accounting). Pre-requisites: English for Careers: Bookkeeping & Accounting. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Sep 3-Dec 5

English for Careers: Cybersecurity *NEW* (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 Sep 21-Nov 16 (Hybrid)
 
English for Careers: Office Assistant *NEW* (Level 4+)
(Co-requisite for CMSY 101)
This class is the second in a series of courses designed to get ESL students on the pathway to credit Office Technology classes. It will provide English language support, including vocabulary development and reading comprehension, while students are enrolled in CMSY 101 (Beginning Spreadsheets). Pre-requisites: English for Careers: Computer Skills for the Office. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon, Wed 6:45pm-9:05pm Sep 4-Dec 4

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 Sep 14-Nov 16

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LEVEL 3 – INTERMEDIATE I ESL CLASSES

Intensive English 3A
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. $250. Course#YE-675.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 4-Dec 4 
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:20pm Sep 10-Dec 5

English 3A
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-648.
Sat 9am-12pm Sep 7-Dec 7

Interactive Speaking 3A
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. $250. Course#YE-659.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 4-Dec 4  
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 3-Dec 5

Speaking for Success 3A *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. $250. Course#YE-621.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9pm Sep 16-Nov 25

Conversation 3A
Practice speaking while participating in many different activities: skits, role-plays, dialogues, short presentations, and readings. Develop confidence while you practice speaking in an active, fun environment. Expand your vocabulary daily by learning and using new words and expressions! $200. Course#YE-609.
Fri 9:30am-12:15pm Sep 13-Dec 6

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. $250. Course#YE-601.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 3-Dec 5 

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. $270. Course#YE-622.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 9-Dec 4

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. $250. Course#YE-628.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 4-Dec 4 

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 during registration.
Mon, Wed 6:45pm-9:05pm Sep 4-Dec 4

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. $250.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 4-Dec 4
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 3-Dec 5

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. $250. Course#YE-691.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 3-Dec 5

GED US History and Government for ESL A 
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 Sep 3-Dec 5

Computer Skills for Academic Success *NEW* (Level 3+)
When you’re studying in a language that isn’t your first, completing assignments can take more time. Learn to use computers in a way that makes assignments easier, not harder. Students will be surveyed during 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 PowerPoint presentations, and tools for studying. $210. Course#YE-625.
Wed 3pm-4:30pm Sep 4-Dec 4

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 Sep 21-Nov 23

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) or Patient Care Technician (PCT) 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. Free tuition. **This course requires potential students to complete an application. Additional details, including course schedule, can be found in the application. Free tuition and Fees. Application is available at the ELC office in HR200. Email elccna@howardcc.edu for more information.
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-3pm Sep 17-Nov 7

English for Careers: Bookkeeping and Accounting (Level 3+)
This class is the first in a series of courses designed to get ESL students on the pathway to credit Accounting and Bookkeeping classes. Improve your English skills while learning vocabulary needed to pursue a career as a bookkeeper or accountant. This course includes basic math skills, computer skills, and business ethics. It is a foundational course for the HCC Credit certification in bookkeeping. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Sep 3-Dec 5

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

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LEVEL 4 – INTERMEDIATE II ESL CLASSES

Intensive English 4A 
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-763.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 4-Dec 4 
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:20pm Sep 10-Dec 5

English 4A
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-734.
Sat 9am-12pm Sep 7-Dec 7

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- taping included. $280. Course#YE-740.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 4-Dec 4  
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 3-Dec 5

Speaking for Success 4A *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-728.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9pm Sep 16-Nov 25

Conversation 4A
Practice speaking while participating in many different activities: skits, role-plays, dialogues, short presentations, and readings. Develop confidence while you practice speaking in an active, fun environment.  Expand your vocabulary daily by learning and using new words and expressions! $200. Course#YE-713.
Fri 9:30am-12:15pm Sep 13-Dec 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-785.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 3-Dec 5 

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. $270. Course#YE-622.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 9-Dec 4

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. $280. Course#YE-764.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 4-Dec 4 
 
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. $280.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 4-Dec 4
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 3-Dec 5

Grammar 4A
Learn the grammar rules appropriate for this level and practice them in writing and speaking! $280. Course#YE-778.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 3-Dec 5

English for College Math (Level 4+)
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 Oct 3-Dec 5

Computer Skills for Academic Success *NEW* (Level 3+)
When you’re studying in a language that isn’t your first, completing assignments can take more time. Learn to use computers in a way that makes assignments easier, not harder. Students will be surveyed during 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 PowerPoint presentations, and tools for studying. $210. Course#YE-625.
Wed 3pm-4:30pm Sep 4-Dec 4

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 Sep 21-Nov 23

English for Careers: Accounting for ESL *NEW* (Level 4+)
(co-requisite for ESL 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, including vocabulary development and reading comprehension, while students are enrolled in Accounting 111 (Principles of Accounting). Pre-requisites: English for Careers: Bookkeeping & Accounting. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:45pm Sep 3-Dec 5

English for Careers: Cybersecurity *NEW* (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 Sep 21-Nov 16 (Hybrid)

English for Careers: Office Assistant *NEW* (Level 4+)
(Co-requisite for CMSY 101)
This class is the second in a series of courses designed to get ESL students on the pathway to credit Office Technology classes. It will provide English language support, including vocabulary development and reading comprehension, while students are enrolled in CMSY 101 (Beginning Spreadsheets). Pre-requisites: English for Careers: Computer Skills for the Office. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon, Wed 6:45pm-9:05pm Sep 4-Dec 4

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 Sep 14-Nov 16

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 5A
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-827.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 4-Dec 4 
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:20pm Sep 10-Dec 5

English 5A
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-844.
Sat 9am-12pm Sep 7-Dec 7

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- taping included. $280. Course#YE-849.
Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:40pm Sep 3-Dec 5

Conversation 5A
Develop confidence while you practice speaking in an active, fun environment. Lots of practice with dialogs, presentations, short conversations, role-plays and some directed listening activities. Expand your vocabulary daily by learning and using new words and expressions!  Pronunciation tips included! $210. Course#YE-803.
Fri 9:30am-12:15pm Sep 13-Dec 6

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-877.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 3-Dec 5 

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. $280. Course#YE-808.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 9-Dec 4

Reading and Vocabulary 5A
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-804.
Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Sep 4-Dec 4 

Writing and Grammar 5A 
Advanced students, don’t miss this chance to improve academic writing skills. If you are planning to attend a college or university in the U.S. or take the TOEFL, this class will help you develop the writing skills to be successful. Focus on organization, editing, and developing well-written essays and address ESL problems with vocabulary, spelling, and grammar. $280.
Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Sep 4-Dec 4

Grammar 5A
Learn the grammar rules appropriate for this level and practice them in writing and speaking! $280. Course#YE-821.
Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Sep 3-Dec 5

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-2:45pm Sep 4-Dec 4
Tue, Thu 7pm-9:20pm Sep 10-Dec 5

English for College Math (Level 4+)
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 Oct 3-Dec 5

Computer Skills for Academic Success *NEW* (Level 3+)
When you’re studying in a language that isn’t your first, completing assignments can take more time. Learn to use computers in a way that makes assignments easier, not harder. Students will be surveyed during 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 PowerPoint presentations, and tools for studying. $210. Course#YE-625.
Wed 3pm-4:30pm Sep 4-Dec 4

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 Sep 21-Nov 23

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.

Six Steps to Clearer Pronunciation *Professional English Certificate* (Level 4+)
Practice pronunciation in the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world! Your HCC ELC instructor will guide you through six, detailed video lessons, with exercises to practice on your own. Videotape yourself with easy-to-use technology, and your instructor will respond privately to you with feedback and suggestions. A webcam with a microphone is required! $280. Course#YE-745.
Sep 30(Mon)-Nov 8(Fri) 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! You will receive classroom instruction using the newest approaches and laboratory programs. On four class days, special individual sessions will be held instead of the regular class. During these sessions, you will work with trained pronunciation professionals who will help build your speech profile and give you specific errors to eliminate. This is a perfect class for business professionals, academic instructors, or students wishing to improve speaking for business or academic purposes. $350. Course#YE-813.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9:30pm Sep 16-Nov 25  

Business Idioms *Professional English Certificate* (Level 5+) 
Idioms are everywhere in the American workplace. If you do not use these commonly spoken phrases, you may sound formal and stiff to colleagues and clients. In this interactive class, you will “roll up your sleeves” and learn how to use the most common idioms and respond confidently when you hear them in conversation or see them in writing. $280. Course#YE-865.
Sep 30(Mon)-Nov 15(Fri) Online

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.
Tue, Thu 9:45am-11:55am Sep 17-Nov 26

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.
Mon, Wed 7pm-9pm Sep 16-Dec 4

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ONLINE ESL CLASSES

Students can register for online classes in person or electronically. For online registration, please email us at elc@howardcc.edu or call 443-518-4646 for instructions. If you are in an online class, your instructor will contact you with details about how to begin the class and how to purchase the textbook if required. 

Six Steps to Clearer Pronunciation *Professional English Certificate* (Level 4+)
Practice pronunciation in the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world! Your HCC ELC instructor will guide you through six, detailed video lessons, with exercises to practice on your own. Videotape yourself with easy-to-use technology, and your instructor will respond privately to you with feedback and suggestions. A webcam with a microphone is required! $280. Course#YE-745.
Sep 30(Mon)-Nov 8(Fri) Online

Business Idioms *Professional English Certificate* (Level 5+) 
Idioms are everywhere in the American workplace. If you do not use these commonly spoken phrases, you may sound formal and stiff to colleagues and clients. In this interactive class, you will “roll up your sleeves” and learn how to use the most common idioms and respond confidently when you hear them in conversation or see them in writing. $280. Course#YE-865.
Sep 30(Mon)-Nov 15(Fri) Online

ESL Tutor Certification (Level 6, Hybrid)
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.
Sep 3(Tue)-Dec 6(Fri) Hybrid

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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. $80. Course#YE-800.
Sat 9am-1pm Aug 17

Interpreting in Health Care 
This course provides training for bilingual individuals to develop the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary for effective language interpretation in health care settings. Basic knowledge of common medical conditions, treatments, and procedures will be taught. Students will learn about bridging linguistic and cultural competency between clients and providers, which is a vital component in the art of interpretation. The course allows students to develop advanced skills in ethical decision making, memory development, patient advocacy, and listening ability. By the end of the course students are able to analyze and contrast cultural influences on health beliefs, choose and demonstrate the appropriate interpreting role based on the communication barriers of the speaker and solve ethical dilemmas by applying the ethical decision-making process. $875. Course#YE-801.
Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm and Sat 9am-3:30pm Sep 5-Dec 7 
(no class 9/28/19, 10/12/19, 10/26/19)

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 Jan 9, Jan 23, Feb 6, and Feb 20(2020). Dates and times for additional sessions will vary.

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