Low-Beginner English as a Second Language (ESL)

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Date Dec 3, 2021
Time 01:00 PM EDT
Cost $95.00
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Learning English is tied to a variety of successful outcomes for immigrants and refugees to the U.S., including more employment and educational opportunities. So start improving your life today by enrolling in our introductory ESL course, taught by an experienced TESOL-certified instructor! In this class, you will expand your vocabulary with simple words, phrases, and greetings, learn basic grammar and syntax, and practice your speaking and listening skills with the instructor and your classmates to get feedback in real-time!

Class size is limited to 12 students. This course is intended for immigrants and refugees who:

  • Cannot speak, read, understand, or write English or have minimal skills in one or more aspects
  • Have limited or no previous education in English and/or their schooling has been interrupted
  • May or may not know basic words and phrases such as ‘hello’, ‘thank you’, and ‘My name is…’
  • May or may not know the English alphabet or sounds of each letter
  • Use gestures to communicate instead of attempting to use English
  • Are not required to use or attempt to use English in their everyday lives, such as in the workplace or home, where their native  language is spoken or limited or no English is required


By the end of this class, students will be able to:

  • Use a very limited set of strategies to identify a few key words and phrases in oral communications and simple conversation and written texts
  • Recognize the meaning of a few frequently occurring words, simple phrases, and formulaic expressions in conversation and written texts about familiar topics, experiences, or events by relying heavily on context, questioning, and knowledge of word structures Actively listen to others
  • Participate in short conversations and written exchanges about familiar topics Present simple information and understand and respond to simple questions, including yes/no and wh- (what, where, when, why) questions, with support
  • Communicate information, feelings, and opinions about familiar texts, topics, and experiences, with support
  • Show emerging awareness of differences between informal and formal language use
  • Recall information, with support
  • Recognize the meaning of some words learned through conversations, reading, and from being read to
  • Use a narrow range of vocabulary and syntactically simple sentences, with support
  • Recognize and use a small number of frequently occurring nouns, noun phrases, verbs, conjunctions, and prepositions, with support



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