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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. 

Basic English as a Second Language (BESL) 

3 High Beginner 1   Now registering for summer!

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 8 weeks (June-July 2015), and cost $135 plus books.

4 Low Beginner 1   Now registering for summer!

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 8 weeks (June-July 2015), and cost $135 plus books.

Contact:

Marsha Parinussa Flynn, Coordinator
Phone: 978-659-1279
Email: mflynn@necc.mass.edu

ESOL

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

Contact:

Marsha Parinussa Flynn, ESOL Coordinator
Phone: 978-659-1279
Email: mflynn@necc.mass.edu

ESOL Financial Literacy Classes:  Intermediate Level English Speakers 

(Free English classes starting May 19, 2015)

Are you interested in creating a personal budget, opening a bank account, saving money and/or getting college loans to attend college?

Students will learn about
  • money management
  • credit
  • home financing
  • banking in the US
  • debt
  • college financial aid
While practicing English
  • listening and speaking
  • reading and writing
And computer literacy skills such as:
  • create budgets in Excel             
  • access online banking
  • complete the FAFSA

The course will be held at NECC Riverwalk, Tuesdays, 6-9 pm, May 19 to August 4, 2015.  

Funded by the TD Bank Charitable Foundation 

Contact:

Dionne Silver
Phone: 978-659-1281
Email: dsilver@necc.mass.edu

ESOL Career Pathways Bridge

This program is for students with advanced English language skills (beyond SPL 6) who want to earn up to 6 free college credits while developing college and career skills, and has multiple options starting in September:

  • Healthcare
  • Business/Technology
  • Lab Science
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Instruction Includes:

  • 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.  

View Upcoming Registration Nights for Free Advanced ESL Programs.

Funded by grants from the Smith Family Foundation and the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Contact:

Sheila Corsaro, Educational and Career Advisor
Phone: 978-659-1282
Email: scorsaro@necc.mass.edu

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

Location:

NECC Riverwalk Campus,
360 Merrimack St., Bld 9, Entry K, 3rd Floor,
Lawrence, MA 01843