Conversation Skills Are Developed
Reading and writing are important skills, but we begin the ESL program with emphasis on listening and speaking. The main focus of the program is developing your ability to use English in your everyday personal and workplace situations.
You will receive a student assignment booklet and CD which are designed to help you learn to speak English. All you need to do is follow the directions in your student assignment booklet to understand how and when to use each component of the program.
Literacy in the Workplace
You will learn the basic English necessary to survive on the job.
Completing simple forms and asking for directions
Identifying places at work
Following simple instructions for using common machines at work
Greeting customers, taking their orders and offering assistance
Understanding good work habits
Working with money, both at work and at home
Following safety rules at work
Reading help wanted ads, and completing a job application
You will learn the basic English necessary to survive in your new life
Introducing yourself and completing an Identification form
Reading maps, following directions and using a payphone
Calendars, times and dates, store hour signs, and the weather
The supermarket, reading price tags and expiration dates
Shopping for clothes, comparison shopping, and writing checks
Buying or renting a home, asking for simple repairs
Making doctors appointments, listening to doctors instructions
Reading help wanted ads, completing job applications
Using public transportation and reading traffic signs
Basic Skills in Reading
Your readings include a variety of sources such as popular literature, classical literature, articles, reviews, and workplace-related materials.
Fiction - Includes many different examples from novels and short stories
Nonfiction - biographies, autobiographies, essays, magazine articles, reviews
Poetry and Drama - popular, social, and classical aspects of each are covered
Prose and Visual Information - brochures and ads, calendars and schedules, forms and documents, manuals and handbooks, drawings and diagrams, charts and graphs
Basic Skills in Writing
Writing is a form of expression and communication. When you write well, others can understand what you are saying. You will learn to use the writing process to your advantage.
Essay and Creative Writing - the writing process, narrative writing, descriptive writing, expository writing, persuasive writing
Workplace and Personal Writing - letter writing, job search writing, workplace writing, explanatory writing, report writing
Grammar Guide - mechanics, usage, sentence structure
Writing Handbook - models, editing, checklist, proofreading
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject.
We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.