Basic Literacy English – Orientation A

Harvard Street Campus
Morning, Afternoon, Evening

Ovae visit 051Students in Orientation A learn the basics of the English language starting with the alphabet and letter sounds. Literacy skills (reading and writing) are the primary focus. This class is designed for students who may be learning to read and write for the first time or who have had limited schooling in their home countries. Content includes: learning the alphabet and practicing the production of sounds, words, and phrases. Classes have a low teacher-to-student ratio, as well as teacher aides to provide individualized assistance.

Requirements

  • English language placement test

Basic Literacy English – Orientation B

Harvard Street Campus
Morning, Afternoon, Evening

Students in Orientation B learn the basics of the English language starting with the alphabet and letter sounds. This will allow them to move on to basic grammar, reading skills, writing, speaking, and listening. Literacy skills (reading and writing) are the primary focus. This class is designed for students who may not have completed high school in their home countries.

Requirements

  • English language placement test

Beginner Level English – ESL 1-3 Life Skills

Harvard Street Campus
Morning, Afternoon, Evening

Orientation

Students in the beginning ESL courses learn basic vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, listening strategies, reading skills, and writing skills. A variety of field trips and
content-based activities enhance the student’s understanding and the vision of their local and global community.

Requirements

  • English language placement test

ESL 1-5 Arts

Harvard Street Campus
TBD

Students in this class will gain the general reading, writing, listening and numeracy skills through project-based learning in the Arts including painting, movement, drama and song. Field trips to museums, galleries, theaters, etc. will allow students to use their English out of the classroom and to explore new arts spaces.

Requirements

  • English language placement test

Intermediate Level English – ESL 4 & 5 Health

Harvard Street Campus
Morning & Evening

Throughout this course, students learn how to navigate the healthcare system by living a healthy lifestyle, talking to healthcare professionals, and exploring jobs in that field. Students gain reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar skills appropriate to their level.

Requirements

  • English language placement test

Intermediate Level English – ESL 4 & 5 Hospitality

Harvard Street Campus
Morning & Evening

Students learn how to provide great customer service, understand workplace rights and policies, and explore jobs in the service industry: restaurants, hotels, and
other food-service providers. Students gain reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar skills appropriate to their level.

Requirements

  • English language placement test

Intermediate Level English – ESL 4 & 5 Life Skills

Harvard Street Campus
Morning, Afternoon, Evening

Students in this course learn skills for life and work: managing finances, using resources and city services, and preparing for a job. Students gain reading, writing,
listening, speaking, and grammar skills appropriate to their level.

Requirements

  • English language placement test

Higher Level English – ESL 6-8 Life Skills

Sonia Gutierrez Campus
Morning, Afternoon, Evening 

The high intermediate ESL level classes provide the training necessary to speak, listen, read, and write to understand English in real life, school, and work situations.

Requirements

  • English language placement test

Higher Level English – Vocabulary

Sonia Gutierrez Campus
Morning, Afternoon (12:00pm-3:00pm), Evening

This class is designed for students who developed an advanced level of English and want to improve their vocabulary. Learning strategies are applied to concrete communicative tasks, such as debates, presentations, and group problem-solving activities.

Requirements

  • Eligible for ESL 6 or higher