42 Language Language Why take ESL at Assabet? At Assabet Valley, our ESL program is taught at many different levels to small groups. The sequential courses will help you progress from the beginning to the advanced level of English. You will learn and practice all skills (reading, speaking, and listening) at each level. Our Certified Instructors are warm and supportive and plan many activities and discussion to help you learn English. They are highly experienced, well trained, and have a well-organized, step-by-step program. We encourage you to compare the qualifications of our ESL instructors to those of other programs. English as a Second Language 1 (ESL Beginner) For the student who: • Has little knowledge of spoken English and who feels uncomfortable without an interpreter present • Has little or no knowledge of reading and writing English • Has an extremely limited English vocabulary You will learn basic: • English conversational skills • Survival vocabulary • Basic reading, writing and grammar LA05-F18 Instructors:BrendaSeymour&GeorgeCabral English as a Second Language 2 (ESL Advanced Beginner) For the student who: • Can speak some simple English • Has a very limited vocabulary • Understands basic sentence structure • Can read and write simple sentences in English You will: • Expand your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills • Learn a new vocabulary • Improve pronunciation • Increase grammar awareness in an interactive environment LA06-F18 Instructor: Vicky Proch English as a Second Language 3 (ESL Intermediate) For the student who: • Can speak and understand basic conversational English • Has basic survival skills and moderate conversational vocabulary • Can do some basic reading and writing of conversational English You will: • Sharpen your listening and speaking skills • Expand your conversational vocabulary • Improve your grammar, reading, and writing LA07-F18 Instructor: Mary Meany English as a Second Language 4 (ESL Advanced) For the student who: • Can carry on a normal conversation in English but feels vocabulary needs expanding • Can read and write most conversational English • May still have a strong accent and is occasionally misunderstood • Needs a more extensive grammar course to expand vocabulary skills You will: • Expand your vocabulary • Recognize and correct long-standing errors in speaking, and improve your pronunciation • Discuss American cultural patterns in society and the workplace • Improve writing, grammar and reading skills You need a three-ring binder for class hand-outs. LA08-F18 Instructor: Sally Ball ALL ESL CLASSES MEET: 20 Classes • Mondays & Wednesdays • 6:30 - 8:30pm • Sept. 17 - Dec. 3 • $225 (No class Oct. 8, Nov. 12 & 21) Textbook Required for ESL 1, 2, & 3: Information provided on our web site and in your confirmation email.