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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 the fall!

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 16 weeks (Sept.-Dec. 2015), and cost $235 plus books.

4 Low Beginner 1   Now registering for the fall!

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 16 weeks (Sept.-Dec. 2015), and cost $235 plus books.

Contact:

Marsha Parinussa-Flynn, Coordinator
Phone: 978-659-1279
Email: mparinussaflynn@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
  • Math Skills (new in September!)

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 or the ESOL Bridge to College and Careers 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 will guide them in their future career and educational plans.

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: mparinussaflynn@necc.mass.edu

 

Adult Career Pathways

What’s in Your Future?    Take Charge Now!

Interested in furthering your education, training and employment opportunities? 

Free English Classes   (starting September, 2015)

for adult English Language Learners who would like to explore careers in Health Care, Technology, Engineering or Manufacturing.

Our program will help you:

  • improve your skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening,
  • develop your career and work readiness skills and improve your mathematical, workplace communication and technology skills.

 To be successful you must:

  • demonstrate sincere interest in at least one of the priority fields,
  • possess an intermediate or higher level of English language skills and
  • commit your time to participate in the program.

Classes start September 1st, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9:00 am – 12.00 pm.

For more information contact:

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

 

ESOL Bridge to College

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, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 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:

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

Sheila Corsaro, 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