Learn to increase your ability to function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations. Handle work demands that require oral and written instructions. Brush up on correct usage of English grammar and writing, as well as reading authentic materials on familiar subjects using context and word analysis skills. Students should expect to spend time online outside of class as well as preparing homework.
For newcomers to the U.S. who want to learn basic communication, beginning reading, writing and technology skills. Students at this level will identify the sounds and letters of English and learn basic sight words with a lot of visual support and repetition. Online practice outside of class is required. Participants may join the class at any time.
Build on basic skills to communicate in routine social situations and for immediate needs. Learn new vocabulary including common sight words and phrases to handle routine entry-level jobs and complete simple forms. Learn to answer simple questions related to personal information intended for survival situations. Students should expect to have homework to prepare for classes. Participants may join the class at any time.
Learn to participate in conversations with confidence. Follow simple instructions to use technology. Fill out medical forms and job applications. Write messages and notes. Use reading strategies to move away from translating material and to handle higher-level jobs. Students should expect to have homework to prepare for classes. Students may join the class at any time.