English Literacy (ESOL) & ESOL Career Pathways Bridge – Lawrence
Pre-College English Literacy
Improve your English
In the NECC CAEPP English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs, you will advance your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
Basic English as a Second Language (BESL)
3 High Beginner 1 NEW!
In this High Beginner level course for non-native speakers of English, students will develop English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking for effective communication in the workplace and for everyday use within the community. Students will also develop and begin to use strategies for independent learning. The course is held at Riverwalk, Tu/Th, 6 to 9 pm, for 15 weeks (no classes on holidays), and cost $235 plus books.
4 Low Beginner 1 NEW!
Low intermediate students will develop English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking for effective communication in the workplace, for everyday use within the community, and in preparation for entering Academic ESL at NECC. Students will continue to develop learning strategies for independent learning. The course is held at Riverwalk, Tu/Th, 6 to 9 pm, for 15 weeks (no classes on holidays), and cost $235 plus books.
Marsha Parinussa Flynn, Coordinator
This program is for students with intermediate through advanced English language skills, and has three levels:
Level 4 (Low Intermediate)
Level 5 (Intermediate)
Level 6 (High Intermediate/Advanced)
- Language skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking)
- Intermediate – Advanced Grammar
- Computer Literacy
- Community, Education and Workplace Vocabulary
Students in Level 6 are also enrolled in in our Intensive Writing for ESOL class. In this class students will improve their writing skills for the workplace, as well as in preparation for college level courses. By the end of Level 6, students will be ready to enter the NECC Academic ESL program.
Career and Education Advising will also be available to all students. The advisor will provide group workshops on career exploration and education options as well as individualized career, education and family plans during one-on-one sessions. Students will establish clear goals for their lives while in this program that they can take with them when they leave.
Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – Adult and Community Learning Services
Marsha Parinussa Flynn, ESOL Coordinator
ESOL Career Pathways Bridge
This program is for students with advanced English language skills (beyond SPL 6) who want to earn up to 9 free college credits while developing college and career skills, and has multiple options:
Healthcare (starts in September)
Business/Technology (starts in September)
Lab Science (starts in January)
Advanced Manufacturing (starts in January)
- Academic Reading
- Essay Writing
- Advanced Grammar
- Research Skills
- Math Skills
- Career Exploration & Identification
- Career Vocabulary & Interpersonal Skills
- Workplace Skills
- College Success Skills
- Computer Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
- College Admissions & Financial Aid
- Financial Literacy Skills
Students commit to two semesters of classes and attend class for 9 hours per week. Students choose a career pathways based on their interest and improve their academic skills in the context of their future coursework and careers. By the end of the program, students will be ready to enter an NECC certificate or degree program.
Classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm or Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Funded by grants from the Smith Family Foundation and the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Amanda Kelly, ESOL CPB Coordinator
Olga Mira, Educational and Career Advisor
An assessment test is given to all students prior to enrollment.
NECC Riverwalk Campus,
360 Merrimack St., Building. K, 3rd Floor,
Lawrence, MA 01843