ESOL Courses

ESOL 1

This course is for students with limited or no English skills. This class provides extensive listening, speaking, reading and writing practice. Learning involves repetition, the use of visuals, modeling, and acting. Students are allowed more time to work on assignments that involve reading and writing.

ESOL 2

This course is for students with limited English skills. Students practice listening, speaking, reading and writing using mostly the simple present, simple past and some future tenses. Learning involves vocabulary building, repetition, the use of visuals, modeling, and acting. Students are allowed more time to work on assignments that involve reading and writing.

ESOL 3

Students are able to communicate verbally in English but need to develop stronger academic reading and writing skills. Further vocabulary building is offered, along with practice in writing organized, structured paragraphs and essays. Students practice more complex grammar such as past progressive, present perfect, present perfect continuous, past perfect, past perfect continuous, future and modals.

ESOL 4

Students in this course are able to communicate with ease. Extensive reading and writing skills a modeled and practiced. Developing different types of essays, such as narrative, explanatory and persuasive essays, is a major writing focus. Students will demonstrate knowledge of all verb tenses including the conditional.

ESOL 5

Students are able to communicate fluently in English in various types of settings. Students strengthen academic reading skills by learning more vocabulary and demonstrating the ability to use context to determine meaning. Students improve writing skills such as essay writing as well as researching skills. Students review and demonstrate a strong understanding of all verb tenses in speaking and writing.

METS

  • METS/ESOL 1
  • Basic Reading
  • Language of Math
  • US Culture: Past and Present

All of these classes are designed to meet the linguistic and academic needs of English Language Learners who have had interrupted, disrupted or no previous schooling. This program combines English language development, learning strategies and sheltered instruction in the basic skills of reading, math, and social studies.

Basic Reading

This class provides the modeling and learning of reading strategies to increase reading comprehension in academic areas as well as for general purposes. Students read various types of literature including fiction, nonfiction, periodicals, short stories, and novels.

ESOL Lab

This class provides extension activities that support students' ESOL English classes. The lab class also allows students to practice and develop organizational and study skills related to their content area classes.

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