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ESL Class Schedule

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

  • SUMMER I ESL CLASSES (May 17- Jul 1)

    No classes on May 31 for Memorial Day.
    *Flexible Online - Class is entirely on Canvas. Do course work whenever you have time. No Zoom meetings.
    **Hybrid 90/10 - Class meets in person twice or three times a week. 
    ***Scheduled Zoom - Class meets on Zoom twice a week.

    INTENSIVE COMPREHENSIVE CLASSES
    Improve all of your English skills in one intensive online 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. $275.
    English 1A
    English 2A
    English 3A
    English 4A
    English 5A

    Tue, Thu 6:30pm-8:30pm May 18-Jul 1 (Scheduled Zoom***)

    BASIC ENGLISH CLASSES
    Learn everyday, practical English and also develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. These classes will meet in person in a socially distanced classroom two days a week. These classes are perfect for you if you are not comfortable studying online but still want to improve your English! Free tuition and materials fees for this summer only.
    Basic English Pre-Beginning A
    Basic English 1A
    Basic English 2A

    Tue, Thu 6:30pm-9pm May 18-Jul 1 (Hybrid 90/10**)

    READING AND WRITING CLASSES
    Learn and develop basic reading and writing skills. Whether you are learning the alphabet or writing paragraphs, these classes will help you succeed. Free tuition and materials fees for this summer only.

    Reading and Writing Literacy A/1A
    Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30pm-8:50pm May 18-Jul 1 (Hybrid 90/10**)

    Reading and Writing 2A
    Reading and Writing 3A
    Writing Basics 1A
    Writing Basics 2A
    Writing Basics 3A

    Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30pm-8:30pm May 18-Jul 1 (Scheduled Zoom***)

    GRAMMAR SKILLS CLASSES (Level 3-5)
    Learn important grammar topics and practice using them in the four major skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. You will do activities, submit recordings and writings, and get feedback from your teacher. This class is entirely online and does not have scheduled Zoom meetings. You can study on your own time and at your own pace. Course material takes six weeks to complete. This class is perfect if you want to improve your grammar and you need a flexible study schedule. $225.

    Fundamental Grammar Skills (Course#YE-631)
    Intermediate Grammar Skills (Course#YE-750)
    Advanced Grammar Skills (Course#YE-814)
    May 17-Jul 1 (Flexible Online*)

    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. $275.
    Idioms and Vocabulary for Conversation 1
    Idioms and Vocabulary for Conversation 2 
    Idioms and Vocabulary for Conversation 3
    Idioms and Vocabulary for Conversation 4 
    Idioms and Vocabulary for Conversation 5

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9:30am-11:30am May 17-Jun 17 (Scheduled Zoom***)

    PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH CLASS

    How Americans Think: Surviving the Workplace *Professional English Certificate* (Level 4+)
    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. $300.
    Tue, Thu 6:30pm-8:30pm May 18-Jul 1 (Scheduled Zoom***)

  • SUMMER II ESL CLASSES (Jul 6 - Aug 19)

    *Flexible Online - Class is entirely on Canvas. Do course work whenever you have time. No Zoom meetings.
    **Hybrid 90/10 - Class meets in person twice or three times a week.  
    ***Scheduled Zoom - Class meets on Zoom twice a week. 

    INTENSIVE COMPREHENSIVE CLASSES
    Improve all of your English skills in one intensive online 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. $275.
    English 1B
    English 2B
    English 3B
    English 4B
    English 5B

    Tue, Thu 6:30pm-8:30pm Jul 6-Aug 19 (Scheduled Zoom***)
     
    BASIC ENGLISH CLASSES
    Learn everyday, practical English and also develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and grammar. These classes will meet in person in a socially distanced classroom three days a week. These classes are perfect for you if you are not comfortable studying online but still want to improve your English! Free tuition and materials fees for this summer only.
    Basic English Pre-Beginning A
    Basic English 1A
    Basic English 2A

    Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30pm-8:50pm Jul 6-Aug 19 (Hybrid 90/10**)

    READING AND WRITING CLASSES
    Learn and develop basic reading and writing skills. Whether you are learning the alphabet or writing paragraphs, these classes will help you succeed. Free tuition and materials fees for this summer only.

    Reading and Writing Literacy B/1B
    Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30pm-8:50pm Jul 6-Aug 19 (Hybrid 90/10**)

    Reading and Writing 2B
    Reading and Writing 3B
    Writing Basics 1B
    Writing Basics 2B
    Writing Basics 3B

    Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30pm-8:30pm Jul 6-Aug 19 (scheduled Zoom***)

    CAREER PREPARATION CLASSES

    Introduction to the American Job Search (Level 2-3)
    Are you interested in finding a job or career in the United States? This 3-week class is a great place to start! Learn how to set goals, search for jobs, and choose a satisfying career pathway. This class 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 class! Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Mon, Wed 7pm-8:30pm Jul 19-Aug 4 (Scheduled Zoom***)
      
    Advanced American Job Search (Level 4+)
    Looking to get ahead or to advance your career in the United States? This 4-week class is for you! Set career goals, learn about career resources and hear from interesting guest speakers from banking, education, healthcare, and technology industries. This class includes resumes, cover letters, practice interviews, and US work culture and is for advanced English students. Upon completion, you may be eligible to enroll in Career Connections for International Professionals (CCIP) which offers mentoring, networking opportunities, and one-on-one career counseling. Get ahead in your job search by registering for this exciting, interactive class! Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Mon, Wed 7pm-8:30pm Jul 19-Aug 11 (Scheduled Zoom***)

    English for Careers: Vision Assistant ESL Support Class (Level 4+)
    Interested in a career in a healthcare 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. Email englishforcareers@howardcc.edu for application or more information. Free tuition and materials fees for this summer only.
    Mon, Wed 7:30pm-9pm Jul 19-Nov 10 (Scheduled Zoom***)

    GRAMMAR SKILLS CLASSES (Level 3-5)
    Learn important grammar topics and practice using them in the four major skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. You will do activities, submit recordings and writings, and get feedback from your teacher. This class is entirely online and does not have scheduled Zoom meetings. You can study on your own time and at your own pace. Course material takes six weeks to complete. This class is perfect if you want to improve your grammar and you need a flexible study schedule. $225.
    Fundamental Grammar Skills (Course#YE-631)
    Intermediate Grammar Skills (Course#YE-750)
    Advanced Grammar Skills (Course#YE-814)
    Jul 6-Aug 19 (Flexible Online*)

    LISTENING AND SPEAKING 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. $275.
    Intensive Listening and Speaking 1
    Intensive Listening and Speaking 2
    Intensive Listening and Speaking 3
    Intensive Listening and Speaking 4
    Intensive Listening and Speaking 5

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9:30am-11:30am Jul 6-Aug 5 (Schedule Zoom***)
     
    PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH CLASS

    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. Course assignments will require typing and speaking via audio or video. $300.
    Tue, Thu 6:30pm-8:30pm Jul 6-Aug 19 (Scheduled Zoom***)

  • HEALTH CARE INTERPRETER TRAINING PROGRAM
 

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