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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.


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)

Instruction includes:

  • 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


Cynthia Faulkner, ESOL Coordinator
Phone: 978-659-1279
Email: cfaulkner@necc.mass.edu

ESOL Career Pathways Bridge

This program is for students with advanced English language skills who want to earn 6 free college credits while developing college and career skills, and has two options:

Level 7-10 Healthcare (starts in September)
Level 7-10 Business/Technology (starts in January)

Instruction Includes:

  • Academic Reading
  • Essay Writing
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Research Skills
  • Elementary Algebra
  • Career Exploration & Identification
  • Career Vocabulary & Interpersonal Skills
  • Workplace Skills
  • College Success Skills
  • Computer Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • College Admissions & Financial Aid

Classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

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 reading, writing and vocabulary 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.

Print the Career Pathways Bridge Program flyer

Funded by a grant from the Smith Family Foundation


Amanda Kelly, ESOL CPB Coordinator
Phone: 978-659-1283
Email: akelly@necc.mass.edu

Sheila Corsaro, Educational and Career Planning Advisor
Phone: 978-659-1283
Email: scorsaro@necc.mass.edu

An assessment test is given to all students prior to enrollment.


NECC Riverwalk Campus,
360 Merrimack St., Building. K, 3rd Floor,
Lawrence, MA 01843