​Schedule of Classes

List of current course offerings

Course Descriptions

ESL 902: High Beginning Integrated Skills

An integrated course including listening, speaking, reading and writing basic English. Emphasis on: longer sentences; verb tenses; dialog; common idiomatic expressions; expanding vocabulary.

ESL 903: Low Intermediate Integrated Skills

This low intermediate multi-skills course is designed to improve the English language skills of non-native speakers.The course focuses on speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The skills taught in this course build students language abilities and closely correspond to state and national standards for non-credit/adult instruction.

ESL 904: High Intermediate Integrated Skills

An integrated course including listening, speaking, reading and writing basic English. Emphasis on: comprehension and fluency; increased vocabulary; improved spelling; development of paragraph writing skills.

ESL 905: Low Advanced Integrated Skills

This multi-skills course is designed for the advanced ESL student. In this course students continue to expand and refine their English skills, proficiency, and vocabulary. Students consolidate their understanding of English grammar and extend their awareness and command of the English language, in particular, problems of syntax, semantics, and oral fluency.

ESL 906: High Advanced Integrated Skills

This multi-skills course is designed for the high-advanced non-credit ESL student who is planning to matriculate to the College. In this course students continue to expand and refine their English skills, proficiency, and vocabulary. Students consolidate their understanding of English grammar and extend their awareness and command of the English language, in particular areas of syntax, semantics, and oral fluency. Students prepare to function in American society and take credit college courses.

ESL 911: Beginning Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation

This course is designed for the beginning ESL student. The focus is improvement of the student’s pronunciation and comprehension of English through exercises which improve aural discrimination of sounds, build association of sounds with written letters; teach placement of lips, tongue and teeth for correct pronunciation; impart correct intonation and stress patterns; improve conversation skills; teach socio-cultural context for intonation and vocabulary.

ESL 913: Intermediate Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation

This course is designed for the intermediate ESL student. The focus is refinement of pronunciation and comprehension of English through exercises which improve aural discrimination of sounds; association of sounds with written letters; improve intonation, stress patterns and positions of mouth; improve and expand conversation skills and vocabulary; refine socio-cultural contact for intonation, vocabulary and subject matter.

ESL 915: Advanced Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation

This course is designed for the advanced ESL student. The focus is refinement of pronunciation; use and comprehension of English though exercises which improve and refine analysis and production of sounds, enrich fluency; and build the student’s confidence in a wide variety of situations where a solid command of aural English is required.

ESL 961: Beginning Reading and Writing

This course is designed for the beginning ESL student and focuses on providing students with basic English vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Students learn basic idiomatic expressions and grammatical structures, enabling them to: construct simple sentences and short paragraphs; use basic English vocabulary in real-life situations; demonstrate comprehension of different types of writing; and produce short (1- or 2-paragraph) writing samples.

ESL 963, Intermediate Reading and Writing

This course is designed for the intermediate ESL student, and focuses on improving students’ English vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Students expand their knowledge of idiomatic expressions and grammatical structures, enabling them to: construct intermediate-level sentences and paragraphs; use more complex English vocabulary in real-life situations; identify and describe various types of writing; and produce medium-length (2- or 3-paragraph) writing samples.

ESL 965, Advanced Reading and Writing

This course is designed for the advanced ESL student. The course focuses on the analysis and comprehension of advanced-level English vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and grammatical structures, enabling students to: construct complex sentences and paragraphs; use advanced-level vocabulary in real-life situations; analyze the content of various types of writing, including some literature; and understand and produce basic five-paragraph essays.

ESL 971: Beginning Idioms, Prepositions, and Vocabulary

This course is designed for the beginning ESL student. Students learn basic English vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, phrasal verbs, and grammatical structures, and begin engaging in simple dialogs and conversations that are culturally-appropriate and applicable to a variety of real-life situations.

ESL 973: Intermediate Idioms, Prepositions, and Vocabulary

This course is designed for the in​termediate ESL student. Students build an intermediate-level English vocabulary, and expand their knowledge and use of idiomatic expressions, phrasal verbs, and grammatical structures. Students engage in intermediate-level dialogs and conversations that are culturally-appropriate and applicable to a variety of real-life situations.

ESL 975: Advanced Idioms, Prepositions, and Vocabulary

This course is designed for the advanced ESL student. The course focuses on enriching and refining students’ knowledge and use of idioms, phrasal verbs, and vocabulary. Students learn advanced-level English vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and grammatical structures, and engage in complex and culturally-appropriate dialogs and conversations.

POL SC 930: Preparation for Citizenship

This course prepares students to successfully apply for and be granted US Citizenship by the Office of Homeland Security. Students will learn about US History and Civics to prepare for their final interview and how to correctly fill out and submit the N-400 Application for Citizenship. Students will also learn interviewing techniques that will help them prepare for the final interview with the US Government.​