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ESL Class Schedule

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

FALL ESL CLASSES (Aug 30-Dec 4)

No Classes on Sep 4-6 (Labor Day) and Nov 24-28 (Thanksgiving Recess)
  • Pre-Beginning ESL Classes

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

    Community English Pre-Beginning A
    This class teaches life skills and focuses on listening and speaking skills. Some reading, writing, and grammar skills will also be taught. This is a practical class for people who speak no English. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am-9:05am Aug 30-Dec 3 (Scheduled Zoom)
    Mon, Wed 6:45pm-8:45pm Aug 30-Dec 1 (Scheduled Zoom)
    Mon, Wed 7:15pm-9:35pm Aug 30-Dec 1 (Face-to-Face)
    Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Aug 31-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)
     
    Life Skills English Pre-Beginning A
    This is a class for students who speak no English. Learn basic words and grammar to help adapt to life in the U.S. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 11-Dec 4 (Face-to-Face)
     
    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. $280.
    Mon, Wed 9:20am-10:50am Aug 30-Dec 1 (Scheduled Zoom)
    Tue, Thu 7pm-9:20pm Sep 7-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)
     
    Reading and Vocabulary Pre-Beginning A
    Read stories to improve reading, speaking, and writing skills. Also learn many new vocabulary words. Activities include spelling, oral reading practice, and discussion. $280.
    Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Aug 30-Dec 1 (Face-to-Face)
     
    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. $280.
    Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2pm Aug 31-Dec 2 (Scheduled Zoom)

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  • Level 1 – Beginning I ESL Classes

    Face-to-Face - Class meets 100% in person on campus.
    Scheduled Zoom - Class meets on Zoom once or twice a week. 
    To register, CLICK HERE for instructions. 

    Community English 1A
    Learn every day, practical English and also develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am-9:05am Aug 30-Dec 3 (Scheduled Zoom)
    Mon, Wed 6:45pm-8:45pm Aug 30-Dec 1 (Scheduled Zoom)
    Mon, Wed 7:15pm-9:35pm Aug 30-Dec 1 (Face-to-Face)
    Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Aug 31-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)
     
    Life Skills English 1A
    Improve the English skills needed for everyday life and work in this course for beginning students. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 11-Dec 4 (Face-to-Face)
     
    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. $280.
    Mon, Wed 9:20am-10:50am Aug 30-Dec 1 (Scheduled Zoom)
    Tue, Thu 7pm-9:20pm Sep 7-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)
     
    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. $280.
    Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2pm Aug 31-Dec 2 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    Speaking for Success 1A
    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. $280.
    Mon, Wed 7pm-8:30pm Sep 8-Dec 1 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    Pronunciation Improvement 1
    Practice English pronunciation in this fun class! Use poems, dialogues, videos, and games to learn pronunciation rules. You will record yourself during class time and for homework; your teacher will give you feedback and suggestions to help you improve your pronunciation. $280.
    Tue, Thu 9:20am-10:50am Aug 31-Dec 2 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    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. $280.
    Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Aug 30-Dec 1 (Face-to-Face)
     
    Reading and Writing Literacy A/1A
    This is a special class for students who may already know the alphabet and sounds in English but need practice with spelling, reading, grammar, and very basic writing of short phrases and sentences. This course will also help with beginning literacy. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Aug 31-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)

    Reading & Writing Literacy A
    This class is for students who speak some English but do not read or write. Students with limited education in their first language or who come from a language system with a different alphabet would benefit from this class. Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
    Tue, Thu 7:15pm-9:35pm Aug 31-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)
     
    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 at registration.
    Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:30pm Aug 31-Dec 2 (Scheduled Zoom) 
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 11-Dec 4 (Face-to-Face)

    Grammar 1A
    Learn grammar rules and get lots of practice using them while talking and writing in this class. $280.
    Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Aug 31-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)

    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. $280.
    Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Aug 30-Dec 1 (Face-to-Face)

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  • Level 2 – Beginning II ESL Classes

    Face-to-Face - Class meets 100% in person on campus.
    Scheduled Zoom - Class meets on Zoom once or twice a week. 
    To register, CLICK HERE for instructions. 

    Community English 2A
    This practical class teaches community and workplace English. Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills will be taught. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am-9:05am Aug 30-Dec 3 (Scheduled Zoom)
    Mon, Wed 6:45pm-8:45pm Aug 30-Dec 1 (Scheduled Zoom)
    Mon, Wed 7:15pm-9:35pm Aug 30-Dec 1 (Face-to-Face)
    Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Aug 31-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)
     
    Life Skills English 2A
    Improve the English skills needed for everyday life and work in this class for upper-level beginning students. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 11-Dec 4 (Face-to-Face)
     
    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. $280.
    Mon, Wed 9:20am-10:50am Aug 30-Dec 1 (Scheduled Zoom)
    Tue, Thu 7pm-9:20pm Sep 7-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)
     
    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. $280.
    Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2pm Aug 31-Dec 2 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    Speaking for Success 2A
    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.
    Mon, Wed 7pm-8:30pm Sep 8-Dec 1 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    Pronunciation Improvement 2
    Practice English pronunciation in this fun class! Use poems, dialogues, videos, and games to learn pronunciation rules. You will record yourself during class time and for homework; your teacher will give you feedback and suggestions to help you improve your pronunciation. $280.
    Tue, Thu 9:20am-10:50am Aug 31-Dec 2 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    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. $280.
    Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Aug 30-Dec 1 (Face-to-Face)
     
    Reading and Writing 2A
    Improve reading and writing skills for everyday life. Learn how to read unfamiliar words and improve reading comprehension. Practice writing good sentences and short paragraphs for notes, letters, and emails. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration. 
    Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm-Aug 31-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)
    Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:30pm Aug 31-Dec 2 (Scheduled Zoom)
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 11-Dec 4 (Face-to-Face)
     
    Writing Basics 2A
    Learn to write good sentences and short paragraphs in English for common everyday activities. Also improve grammar and vocabulary in this practical, interactive writing class. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:30pm Aug 31-Dec 2 (Scheduled Zoom)

    Grammar 2A
    Learn grammar rules and get lots of practice using them while talking and writing in this class. $280.
    Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Aug 31-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)
     
    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. $280.
    Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Aug 30-Dec 1 (Face-to-Face)
     
    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 at registration.
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 11-Dec 4 (Face-to-Face)

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  • Level 3 – Intermediate I ESL Classes

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

    Intensive English 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. $280.
    Mon, Wed 9:20am-10:50am Aug 30-Dec 1 (Schedule Zoom)
    Tue, Thu 7pm-9:20pm Sep 7-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)
     
    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-recording included. $280.
    Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2pm Aug 31-Dec 2 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    Speaking for Success 3A
    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.
    Mon, Wed 7pm-8:30pm Sep 8-Dec 1 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    Pronunciation Improvement 3
    Improve English pronunciation skills in this popular course. Focus on stress, intonation, and vowel/consonant sounds. Also learn how to pronounce and spell new words. Record yourself and get helpful feedback from your teacher. $280.
    Tue, Thu 9:20am-10:50am Aug 31-Dec 2 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    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. $280.
    Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Aug 30-Dec 1 (Face-to-Face)

    Writing Basics 3A
    Improve sentence and paragraph writing skills. Address common mistakes in grammar, vocabulary, and spelling. This class is perfect for students who want to develop writing skills for personal use, employment, or academic programs (GED or college study). Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:30pm Aug 31-Dec 2 (Scheduled Zoom)

    Fundamental Grammar Skills
    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. This class is perfect if you want to improve your grammar and you need a flexible study schedule. This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 18. You must complete the course by Dec 4. For online registration instructions, email elc@howardcc.edu. $250. (Flexible Online)

    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.
    Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Aug 31-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)

    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. $280.
    Mon, Wed 9:20am-11:35am Aug 30-Dec 1 (Face-to-Face)
     
    Reading and Writing 3A
    Improve reading and writing skills for everyday life. Learn how to read practical, informational, and literary texts. Develop your vocabulary and grammar while learning and using the writing process. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Tue, Thu 7:30pm-9:30pm Aug 31-Dec 2 (Scheduled Zoom)
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 11-Dec 4 (Face-to-Face)

    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 at registration.
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 11-Dec 4 (Face-to-Face)

    Core Skills in Social Studies
    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-9:30pm Aug 31-Dec 2 (Scheduled Zoom)

    English for Jobs A *NEW* (Level 3)
    Improve your English while learning the skills everyone needs to succeed at work - having good communication,talking about past work experience and more! This practical class helps you prepare for career success while teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Aug 31-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)
    Mon, Wed 6:45pm-8:45pm Aug 30-Dec 1 (Scheduled Zoom)
    Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am-9:05am Aug 30-Dec 3 (Scheduled Zoom)

    English for Citizenship (Level 3+)
    This course is a quick, easy introduction to U.S. government and history for intermediate students. Learn English and about the U.S. government while preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Exam. $75.
    Sat 9:30am-11:30am Sep 11-Nov 13 (Scheduled Zoom)

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  • Level 4 – Intermediate II ESL Classes

    Face-to-Face - Class meets 100% in person on campus.
    Flexible Online - Class is entirely on Canvas. Do course work whenever you have time. No Zoom meetings.
    Scheduled Zoom - Class meets on Zoom once or twice a week. 
    To register, CLICK HERE for instructions. 
     
    Intensive English 4A
    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.
    Mon, Wed 9:20am-10:50am Aug 30-Dec 1 (Scheduled Zoom)
    Tue, Thu 7pm-9:20pm Sep 7-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)
     
    Interactive Speaking 4A
    Speak more like a native speaker! Develop confidence while speaking in an active, fun environment. Expand vocabulary and improve pronunciation skills. Practice what you learn in dialogues, role-plays, and discussions! Individualized feedback from audio- and video-recording included. $280.
    Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2pm Aug 31-Dec 2 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    Speaking for Success 4A
    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.
    Mon, Wed 7pm-8:30pm Sep 8-Dec 1 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    Pronunciation Improvement 4
    Practice stress, intonation, and the sounds of American English in this popular course. Also learn how to pronounce and spell new words. Record yourself and get helpful feedback from your teacher. Have fun while you improve your pronunciation! $280.
    Tue, Thu 9:20am-10:50am Aug 31-Dec 2 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    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.
    Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Aug 30-Dec 1 (Face-to-Face)

    Intermediate Grammar Skills (Level 4)
    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. This class is perfect if you want to improve your grammar and you need a flexible study schedule. This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 18. You must complete the course by Dec 4. For online registration instructions, email elc@howardcc.edu. $250. (Flexible Online) 

    Grammar 4A
    Learn the grammar rules appropriate for this level and practice them in writing and speaking! $280.
    Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Aug 31-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)

    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 Aug 30-Dec 1 (Face-to-Face)
     
    English for Citizenship (Level 3+)
    This course is a quick, easy introduction to U.S. government and history for intermediate students. Learn English and about the U.S. government while preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Exam. $75.
    Sat 9:30am-11:30am Sep 11-Nov 13 (Scheduled Zoom)

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  • Level 5 & 6 – Advanced ESL Classes

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

    Intensive English 5A
    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.
    Mon, Wed 9:20am-10:50am Aug 30-Dec 1 (Scheduled Zoom)
    Tue, Thu 7pm-9:20pm Sep 7-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)
     
    Interactive Speaking 5A
    Speak more like a native speaker! Develop confidence while practicing speaking in an active, fun environment. Expand vocabulary and improve pronunciation skills. Practice what you learn in dialogues, role-plays, and discussions! Individualized feedback from audio- and video-recording included. $280.
    Tue, Thu 12:30pm-2pm Aug 31-Dec 2 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    Speaking for Success 5A
    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. 
    Mon, Wed 7pm-8:30pm Sep 8-Dec 1 (Scheduled Zoom)

    Pronunciation Improvement 5
    Increase your confidence by learning rules for better pronunciation and sound more like a native speaker! Practice in class with dialogues, short plays, and brief presentations. Record yourself and get helpful feedback from your teacher. $280.
    Tue, Thu 9:20am-10:50am Aug 31-Dec 2 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    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.
    Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Aug 30-Dec 1 (Face-to-Face)

    Intro to Advanced Grammar Skills *NEW* (Level 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. This class is perfect if you want to improve your grammar and you need a flexible study schedule. This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 18. You must complete the course by Dec 4. For online registration instructions, email elc@howardcc.edu. $250. (Flexible Online)

    Advanced Grammar Skills (Level 6)
    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. This class is perfect if you want to improve your grammar and you need a flexible study schedule. This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 18. You must complete the course by Dec 4. For online registration instructions, email elc@howardcc.edu. $250. (Flexible Online)

    Grammar 5A
    Learn the grammar rules appropriate for this level and practice them in writing and speaking! $280.
    Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Aug 31-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)
     
    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 Aug 30-Dec 1 (Face-to-Face)
     
    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.
    Mon, Wed 12:30pm-2:45pm Aug 30-Dec 1 (Face-to-Face)
    Tue, Thu 7pm-9:20pm Sep 7-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)
     
    English for Citizenship (Level 3+)
    This course is a quick, easy introduction to U.S. government and history for intermediate students. Learn English and about the U.S. government while preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Exam. $75.
    Sat 9:30am-11:30am Sep 11-Nov 13 (Scheduled Zoom)  

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  • English for Work and Careers

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

    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, information technology, childcare and more. Learn job-specific vocabulary and workplace skills while developing your English skills. You will also have access to career planning and counseling. 

    Basic English and Career Exploration (Level 1-2)
    Improve your English skills while exploring careers. Learn about educational and training opportunities while developing the skills you need to find a job and succeed in the workplace. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Aug 30-Dec 4 (Flexible Online)

    Basic Computer Skills / Lab (Level 2+)
    Improve your computer abilities while learning English. You will learn the basics of using a computer, starting with 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.
    Sat 9am-1:30pm Sep 11-Dec 4 (In-Person)
    Mon, Wed 6pm-7pm Aug 30-Dec 1 (Face-to-Face) / Lab
     
    English for Bookkeeping (Level 4+)
    Improve your English while preparing to become a certified bookkeeper. In this class, you will learn vocabulary and other English skills essential for bookkeepers. This course is designed to support students taking Towson University's Online Accounting & Bookkeeping QuickBooks Course, which has additional costs associated with it. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Mon, Wed 6:45pm-8:45pm Sep 8-Dec 1 (Scheduled Zoom)

    English for CDL (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 designed to support students before they take the CDL-315 Commercial Driver's License Permit Preparation Course and CDL license training, which have additional costs associated with them. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Mon, Wed 7:15pm-9:35pm Aug 30-Dec 1 (Face-to-Face)
     
    English for Childcare (Level 3+)
    Improve your English while preparing to become a childcare provider. In this class, you will learn the vocabulary and English skills needed to be successful in childcare classes. This course is designed to support students taking Child Growth & Development, which has additional costs associated with it.  Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Mon, Wed 6:45pm-8:45pm Oct 11-Dec 8 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    English for CNA (Level 3+)
    Improve your English while preparing to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). It will provide English language support, as well as the hands-on knowledge needed to work in the healthcare field. This course is designed to support students taking the CNA training and clinical courses, which have additional costs associated with them. This course requires potential students to complete an application (Click here for application.) Additional details, including course schedule, can be found in the application. Email Englishforcareers@howardcc.edu for more information. Free tuition and fees. 
    Tue, Thu 12:30pm-4pm Set 14-Oct 21 (Face-to-Face)
     
    English for Information Technology (Level 4+)
    Improve your English while preparing to become a certified IT support specialist.In this class, you will learn the vocabulary and English skills needed to be successful in IT support. This course is designed to support students taking the Google IT Support Certificate. **This course requires potential students to complete an application. Additional details, including course schedule, can be found in the application (Click here for application.) Email Englishforcareers@howardcc.edu for more information. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Sat 9am-12pm Sep 11-Dec 4 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    English for Real Estate (Level 4+)
    Improve your English while preparing to become a real estate agent.In this class, you will learn the vocabulary and English skills needed to be successful in real estate. This course is designed to support students taking the Real Estate Principles and Practices for Salespersons course, which has additional costs associated with it. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Mon, Wed 6:45pm-8:45pm Sep 8-Dec 1 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    English for Jobs A *NEW* (Level 3)
    Improve your English while learning the skills everyone needs to succeed at work - having good communication,talking about past work experience and more! This practical class helps you prepare for career success while teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Tue, Thu 9:20am-11:30am Aug 31-Dec 2 (Face-to-Face)
    Mon, Wed 6:45pm-8:45pm Aug 30-Dec 1 (Scheduled Zoom)
    Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am-9:05am Aug 30-Dec 3 (Scheduled Zoom)

    Advanced American Job Search (Level 4+)
    Looking to get ahead or to advance your career in the United States? This class is for you!  Set career goals, learn about career resources and hear from interesting guest speakers from banking, education, healthcare, and technology industries. Resume preparation and practice interviews will be covered. Class includes online Zoom sessions and off-line activities for advanced English students. Upon completion, you may be eligible to enroll in Career Connections for International Professionals (CCIP) which offers expert advice in preparing you to advance your career. You will explore networking, targeted resumes, mock interviews, the US work culture and more. Get ahead in your job search by registering for this exciting, interactive workshop series! Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Tue, Thu 7pm-8:30pm Sep 14-Oct 7 (Scheduled Zoom)

    Career Connections for International Professionals (Level 4+)
    This course will provide career-focused instruction and skill development for skilled immigrants seeking professional employment. Topics include targeted resume writing, researching employers and applying for jobs, interviewing successfully, building a professional network, and designing an action plan for your career. Students will discuss cultural differences and their impact in the workplace and take part in mock interviews. Professional and organizational skills, such as workplace expectations and customer interactions, will be addressed. Students must complete a written application​ and an oral interview. (Click here for application.) Prerequisite: advanced-level ESL learners must complete the Advanced American Job Search class. Free tuition; material fees collected at registration.
    Tue, Thu 7pm-8:30pm Oct 12-Nov 18 (Scheduled Zoom)

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  • Professional English Certificate Classes

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

    Earn a Professional English certificate by completing at least three professional English classes within 18 months. Build your written and oral communication competencies while gaining valuable knowledge and skills to succeed in the workplace. Note that these are Continuing Education noncredit certificates. 

    Six Steps to Clearer Pronunciation *Professional English Certificate* (Level 4+)
    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. Record 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! This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 18. You must complete the course by Dec 4. For online registration instructions, email elc@howardcc.edu. $300. (Flexible Online)
     
    Advanced Pronunciation Training *Professional English Certificate* (Level 5+) 
    Reduce your foreign accent and learn to pronounce English in a way that will make others understand you better! You will receive classroom instruction using the newest approaches and software. 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.
    Mon, Wed 7pm-8:30pm Sep 8-Nov 17 (Scheduled Zoom)
     
    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. This is a 7-week online course. Register any time until Oct 18. You must complete the course by Dec 4. For online registration instructions, email elc@howardcc.edu. $300. (Flexible 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. $300.
    Mon, Wed 7:00pm-9:10pm Sep 8-Nov 17 (Face-to-Face)

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  • Flexible Online ESL Classes

    These courses are on Canvas. No Zoom meetings. New students will receive an email with instructions to create an HCC Canvas account after registering. After you log into Canvas, your instructor will contact you with instructions on how to begin. Registration for Flexible Online classes is open until October 18. To register, CLICK HERE for instructions or email elc@howardcc.edu.  

    Fundamental Grammar Skills (Level 3)
    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. This class is perfect if you want to improve your grammar and you need a flexible study schedule. This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 18. You must complete the course by Dec 4. For online registration instructions, email elc@howardcc.edu. $250.

    Intermediate Grammar Skills (Level 4)
    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. This class is perfect if you want to improve your grammar and you need a flexible study schedule. This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 18. You must complete the course by Dec 4. For online registration instructions, email elc@howardcc.edu. $250

    Intro to Advanced Grammar Skills *NEW* (Level 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. This class is perfect if you want to improve your grammar and you need a flexible study schedule. This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 18. You must complete the course by Dec 4. For online registration instructions, email elc@howardcc.edu. $250. 

    Advanced Grammar Skills (Level 6)
    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. This class is perfect if you want to improve your grammar and you need a flexible study schedule. This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 18. You must complete the course by Dec 4. For online registration instructions, email elc@howardcc.edu. $250.

    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. Record 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! This is a 6-week online course. Register any time until Oct 18. You must complete the course by Dec 4. For online registration instructions, email elc@howardcc.edu. $300. 
     
    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. This is a 7-week online course. Register any time until Oct 18. You must complete the course by Dec 4. For online registration instructions, email elc@howardcc.edu. $300.

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  • Health Care Interpreter Training Program

    Learn how to be a language interpreter in the healthcare industry! Students must co-enroll in Orientation to Health Care Interpreting Training and Interpreting in Health Care classes. Email hcit@howardcc.edu for more information.

    Orientation to Health Care Interpreting Training 
    This is a fully online course that provides an overview of the Health Care Interpreting Certificate Program components and requirements. The Health Care Interpreter’s standard of practice, roles, and functions are also introduced. You must pass language assessments that aim to gauge your language proficiency in order to take the Interpreting in Health Care course. $110. Course#YE-800.
    Aug 9 -Aug 12 Online (Flexible Online - Class is entirely on Canvas. Do course work whenever you have time. No Zoom meetings.) 

    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-8:30pm and Sat 12:30pm-2:30pm Sep 2-Dec 4
    (A schedule of required Zoom teleconferences will be provided at the beginning of the semester) 

    Field Experience in Health Care Interpreting 
    This course requires students to find volunteer opportunities for interpretation practice. Students will analyze and reflect on interpreting encounters in real life settings. $145. Course#YE-802.
    Thu 7pm-9pm Jan 13, Jan 27, Feb 10, and Feb 24 (2022). Dates and times for additional sessions will vary.

    Visit howardcc.edu/hcit for more information.

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