English as a Second Language Classes
Our program offers multiple levels of English as a Second Language classes, from the basics of the alphabet and numbers to the advanced levels for students preparing for college or a career. At each level, students develop their English skills through reading, writing, listening and speaking activities. Students learn how to use English in real life situations in American culture. The English as a Second Language program is an open entry program. Students may register and enter classes at any time.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Learn English to improve employment opportunities, help your children with their schoolwork, prepare to continue your education, and to become more involved in your community. ESL classes teach grammar, vocabulary, writing, reading, speaking, and life skills. (15 student minimum requirement.) 19-week class
This is an Open Entry/Open Exit class. New Students and students not enrolled by the 1st week of classes will be required to attend an orientation meeting and take a placement test.
|300101||Beginning||8:30-11:30 AM||M/W/F||Staff||CEC 12||No Charge|
|300301||Intermediate||8:30-12:00 PM||T/Th||Staff||CEC 12||No Charge|
|300501||Advanced||8:30-11:30 AM||T/W/Th||Ladeinde||CEC 9||No Charge|
|300201||Beginning||6:00-8:30 PM||T/W/Th||Woudstra||CEC 12||No Charge|
|300601||Int/Adv||6:00-8:30 PM||T/W/Th||Staff||CEC 9||No Charge|
Workplace Communication and Presentation Skills
For ESL Students
This class is designed for students at the High Intermediate and Advanced English Level. The course Introduces students to the workplace environment through vocabulary, discussion, case studies, role plays, and presentation. Students will build the communication skills necessary to succeed at entry level positions in a variety of jobs and improve their speaking abilities for their work life and beyond. (15 student minimum requirement.) Class cannot be repeated. 10-week class
Computer Basics for ESL
This class is designed for students who can read, write, and speak at a High Intermediate ESL Level. If you are an LAE ESL student or a second language learner in the community who would like to learn more about computers, this is the class for you! Topics covered will include: how to use Windows and Windows programs such as MS Office Word, how to work with and share computer files, how to send emails, and how to access and use the Internet, including working with Cloud. USB drive required at first class meeting (15 student minimum requirement.) Class cannot be repeated. 5-week class (10 class sessions)
Professional Work Skills for Employment Success – NEW CLASS!
For ESL Students
This class is designed for students at the High Intermediate and Advanced English Level. This new class will prepare English Language Learners to be competitive and successful in their job search as well as in advancing their career! Join us to learn about and practice some of the “Soft Skills” job skills that are most in demand from most employers today. Activities will include: reading, discussion, role play, videos, and more. Job skills will include Problem Solving, Team Player/Collaboration, Communication, and Diversity Awareness. Prerequisites: Students must complete Workplace Communications and Presentation Skills before enrolling is this class. (15 student minimum requirement.) Class cannot be repeated. 5-week class
Speak English – NEW CLASS!
In partnership with VCRC
Conversation and Pronunciation – For Low Intermediate ESL Level. In this class, you will have weekly opportunity to speak and listen to English! You will increase your confidence and English fluency for communication in practical day to day situations, employment, and everyday life skills. You will also make new friends and have fun! This class will be offered at Village Resource Center, 633 Village Dr., Brentwood. 12-week class
Preparation for U.S. Citizenship
This class is designed for students who can read, write, and speak at a High Intermediate ESL Level. Learn U.S. History and Government, the “100 Questions”, and interview skills to pass the Citizenship Test. Students will take an English Skills Test on the first day in class to determine level. (15 student minimum requirement.) 11-week class
English Writing for College and Career – NEW CLASS!
For ESL Students
This class is designed for students at the High Intermediate and Advanced English Level who want to improve their writing skills. In this class you will strengthen your writing skills to prepare for college level writing and to increase your career opportunities. Writing activities will include: paragraphs and 5 paragraph essays, writing research, basic grammar, workplace vocabulary and business writing such as memos, letters, and resumes. (15 student minimum requirement.) Class cannot be repeated. 10-week class