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English Literacy (ESOL) & ESOL Career Pathways Bridge – Lawrence

In the NECC CAEPP English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs, you will advance your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. 

Pre-College English Literacy

JOB READINESS (New & Free!)

Free English class for adult English language learners interested in preparing for employment.

You may qualify for this program if your English language skills are at the intermediate or higher level (SPL 4/5) and you can commit yourself to participate fully in this 8-weeks program.

Our program will help you:

  • Improve your interview skills
  • Improve your workplace communication skills
  • Develop a resume

Registration Date:

Tuesday March 28, from 10 am to 12 pm, NECC Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St, Building 9, Entrance K, 3rd floor, Lawrence

Classes: Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Start date: April 4th, 2017

For more information contact:

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

Nancy Tariot, Advisor
Phone: 978-659-1273
Email: ntariot@necc.mass.edu


Certificate Program for English Language Learners (New & Free!)

Accounting and Bookkeeping

May – August 2017, 16 weeks-20 hours per week

The Program Includes:

  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and Civics Education
  • Non-credit Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals Certificate
  • Math, digital literacy, soft-skills and customer service workshops
  • Advising and support services

Successful Completers:

  • will improve their English, academic and occupational skills
  • may earn 3 – 6 credits toward an NECC Associate degree

Requirements:

  • intermediate or higher level (SPL 4/5) English;
  • 16 weeks commitment

For more information, please contact

Irene Chalek 978.659.1271 ichalek@necc.mass.edu or

Risobel Lourido 978.659.1274 rlourido@necc.mass.edu


Basic English as a Second Language (BESL) 

High Beginners   

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, Sept.- Dec., and cost $235 plus books.

Low Intermediate   

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, Feb.- beginning of June, and cost $235 plus books.

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

Registration Dates for Summer Classes 

April 5, 19, May 3, 17, 24 and 31, from 5-7 pm 

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:

  • 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 have the opportunity to enroll in 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.

Wait list Registration Dates:

Wednesdays  
 April 5, 19,
all dates from 5-7 pm 

Contact:

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

Jennifer Wilkerson, Advisor
Phone: 978-659-1275
Email: jwilkerson@necc.mass.edu

Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – Adult and Community Learning Services


Adult Career Pathways

For adults interested in furthering their education, training and employment opportunities 

Free English classes are offered 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 are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, September to December.

Registration dates to be announced in July 2017 for September classes

For more information contact:

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

Nancy Tariot, Advisor
Phone: 978-659-1273
Email: ntariot@necc.mass.edu


ESOL Bridge to College and Careers

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 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  

View Upcoming Registration Days for ESOL Bridge to College and Careers Program

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

Risobel Lourido, Staff Assistant
Phone: 978-659-1274
Email: rlourido@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