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    • ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

      Learn English with Hudson County Community College's Continuing Education!
      We will develop a personalized ESL plan to help you achieve your goals and open opportunities!

      The last day to register for Hybrid courses is April 20th, 2021.
      The last day to register for Online courses is May 4th, 2021.

      A placement test is required (fee $10).
      For more info call (201) 360-4224 or email qransom@hccc.edu.


      ESL Classes for Spring 2021

      All classes are Virtual or a Hybrid of Virtual & In-person!

      ESL Level Courses

      Hybrid in-person: 10 weeks | $299 per level
      **Our ESL hybrid in-person classes are 10 weeks each level. Students meet with their classmates and teacher one day in person and one day online.

      Online: 8 weeks | $225 per level
      **Our ESL classes online are 8 weeks each level. Students meet with their classmates and teacher via weekly and interactive weekly meetings.



      ESL Level 1 - Introductory

      This course is for the true beginner to start learning to read, write, pronounce letters, numbers and common sight words. Listen and respond to basic greetings and simple phrases. Learn basics like how to write your name, address, and phone number. Students will fill out simple forms. Identify family members, foods, colors, traffic signs, directions and parts of the body. Begin to learn to tell time and count American money. Students learn how to read a map, examine a bus schedule, read and write basic paragraphs. Students will get an introduction to American culture.

      Journal Square Campus
      Dates:
      Tuesdays & Thursdays; April 20, 2021 - June 24, 2021
      Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

      North Hudson Campus
      Dates:
      Tuesdays & Thursdays; April 20, 2021 - June 24, 2021
      Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      ONLINE
      Dates:
      Tuesdays & Thursdays; May 4, 2021 - June 24, 2021
      Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      For more information, please email qransom@hccc.edu.

       

      ESL Level 2 - Low Beginner

      Continue to listen, speak and read and write in English. Review the alphabet and cardinal numbers through 100. Learn common greetings, how to introduce people, listen and describe family members, jobs and workplaces. Continue learning grammar, reading and writing. Learn Basic English in order to be able to complete an emergency contact form and know how to make a doctor's appointment. Learn how to order food in a restaurant and how to talk about the weather through listening, reading and writing exercises. Learn to write a check; how to make simple graphs and interpret a calendar, how to tell times and count hours worked, and calculate weekly earnings. Learn about American culture.

      Journal Square Campus
      Dates:
      Mondays & Wednesdays; April 21, 2021 - June 30, 2021
      Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

      North Hudson Campus
      Dates:
      Mondays & Wednesdays; April 21, 2021 - June 30, 2021
      Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      ONLINE
      Dates:
      Mondays & Wednesdays; May 5, 2021 - June 30, 2021
      Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      For more information, please email qransom@hccc.edu.

       

      ESL Level 3 - High Beginner

      Continue to listen, speak and read and write in English. More in-depth grammar usage with regular and irregular verbs, learn more vocabulary in order to describe events, medical symptoms, job duties, fields of employment, and driving directions; and more listening and speaking and writing exercises. Learn more current events and American culture; converse about common scenarios you may have with teachers and supervisors, how to read nutrition labels and understand payroll deductions. More number skills including weights and measures, percentages, calculate tips, sales tax, calculating the cost of rent and utilities and medicine dosages. Learn basics of internet and computer skills.

      Journal Square Campus
      Dates:
      Tuesdays & Thursdays; April 20, 2021 - June 24, 2021
      Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

      North Hudson Campus
      Dates:
      Tuesdays & Thursdays; April 20, 2021 - June 24, 2021
      Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      ONLINE
      Dates:
      Tuesdays & Thursdays; May 4, 2021 - June 24, 2021
      Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      For more information, please email qransom@hccc.edu.

       

      ESL Level 4 - Low Intermediate

      Continue to improve grammar, vocabulary, speaking, reading and writing skills. Continue use of internet and social media tools to improve communication. Improve numeracy and financial literacy by reading and speaking about credit cards, bank accounts and checking account statements; continue to read, speak and write about American civics and cultural knowledge to be able to identify the three branches of US government, famous presidents and more. Learn through practicing reading and discussion about various careers and write about your goals for your own educational or career pursuits. Learn to read and complete a job application, get a library card and borrow material from the library. Learn to give and follow travel directions and practice job interview skills. Continue to practice speaking in conversation and writing more advanced paragraphs.

      Journal Square Campus
      Dates:
      Mondays & Wednesdays; April 21, 2021 - June 30, 2021
      Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

      North Hudson Campus
      Dates:
      Mondays & Wednesdays; April 21, 2021 - June 30, 2021
      Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      ONLINE
      Dates:
      Mondays & Wednesdays; May 5, 2021 - June 30, 2021
      Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      For more information, please email qransom@hccc.edu.

       

      ESL Level 5 - High Intermediate

      Continue to listen, speak and read and write in English. More in-depth grammar usage with regular and irregular verbs, learn more vocabulary in order to describe events, medical symptoms, job duties, fields of employment, and driving directions; and more listening and speaking and writing exercises. Learn more current events and American culture; converse about common scenarios you may have with teachers and supervisors, how to read nutrition labels and understand payroll deductions. More number skills including weights and measures, percentages, calculate tips, sales tax, calculating the cost of rent and utilities and medicine dosages. Learn basics of internet and computer skills.

      Journal Square Campus
      Dates:
      Tuesdays & Thursdays; April 20, 2021 - June 24, 2021
      Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

      North Hudson Campus
      Dates:
      Tuesdays & Thursdays; April 20, 2021 - June 24, 2021
      Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      ONLINE
      Dates:
      Tuesdays & Thursdays; May 4, 2021 - June 24, 2021
      Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      For more information, please email qransom@hccc.edu.

       

      ESL Level 6 - Advanced

      Continue listen, speak, read and write in English. Learn to identify the main idea and supporting details in a listening and reading text, deliver presentations on a social issue using real-world examples, and continue to learn more in-depth grammar usage. Learn about gerunds, past continuous, comparative adjectives, possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns, participial adjectives, future and real conditional and simple present and simple past usage. Continue to practice speaking in conversation and writing more advanced essays.

      Journal Square Campus
      Dates:
      Mondays & Wednesdays; April 21, 2021 - June 30, 2021
      Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

      North Hudson Campus
      Dates:
      Mondays & Wednesdays; April 21, 2021 - June 30, 2021
      Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      ONLINE
      Dates:
      Mondays & Wednesdays; May 5, 2021 - June 30, 2021
      Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      For more information, please email qransom@hccc.edu.

       


      ESL Everyday Skills

      24 hours | $215
      In this class, students will practice the skills they need to communicate in their everyday lives. Through lessons and practice, the students will take their writing, reading, speaking and pronunciation skills to the next level.

      Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays; May 18, 2021 - June 24, 2021
      Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      For more information, please email qransom@hccc.edu.



      Benefits of Studying with HCCC's Continuing Education:
      • Professional, Supportive Instructors
      • Small Class Size for Extra Attention
      • Comprehensive Progress Evaluations
      • Affordable - No Registration Fee!
      • Placement test for new students is only $10

      FREE Access to:
      • Library Services
      • Computer Labs
      • Personal Tutoring

      All Classes Available in:
      • Union City
      • Journal Square, Jersey City