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Improve Your Life by Improving Your English

Effective communication, in the workplace and in the community, helps make life easier and more enjoyable, and provides you greater opportunities for success. NECC offers a range of programs designed to improve your English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Basic English as a Second Language (BESL) – Low Beginners Level 2

This course is for non-native speakers of English.  It reviews the basic sentence structure of American English and includes further development of vocabulary, academic reading, and writing skills.  This 16 week, 6 hours/week course begins in the fall semester

Course Information

Period: September 5 to December 19

Dates/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 am-12:00 noon (no classes on holidays)

Location: NECC Lawrence Campus, Riverwalk

Cost: $250 (plus books)

Please contact staff for new registration dates

 

Basic English as a Second Language (BESL) –  High Beginners Level 3

This course prepares students to transition into the Academic ESL (English as a Second Language) at NECC. In this course for non-native speakers of English, students develop English Language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking for effective communication in the workplace and for everyday use within the community.

Course Information

Period: September 4 to December 20

Dates/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (no classes on Holidays)
Location: NECC Lawrence Campus, Riverwalk
Cost: $250 (plus books)

Registration Dates:

November 6, 20,
December 4, 11,

All dates  from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m.

Basic English for Speakers of Other Languages (BESL) –  Low Intermediate Level 4

In this low intermediate 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.

Course Information

Period: September 4 to December 20

Dates/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (no classes on Holidays)
Location: NECC Lawrence Campus, Riverwalk
Cost: $250 (plus books)

Registration Dates:

November 6, 20,
December 4, 11,

All dates  from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Free**

These FREE classes are for you if you have some English language skills but want to improve. There are three levels in the ESOL program, and instruction emphasizes these key skills areas:

  • Language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Advanced grammar
  • Computer literacy
  • Vocabulary for community, workplace, and educational settings
  • Integrated online career exploration

If you participate in these classes you will also benefit from the services of a NECC advisor, who can help you establish a clear path to achieving your education and career goals.

You can also enroll in a Writing for ESOL class, which will help you improve your writing for the workplace as well as prepare you to enter Academic ESL .
ESOL has three levels of classes:

  • Low Intermediate (Level 4)
  • Intermediate (Level 5)
  • High Intermediate/Advanced (Level 6)

The ESOL Program is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – Adult and Community Learning Services.

Wait List Registration Dates:

Oct 29, 4:00 to 5:15 p.m.
Nov. 26, 4:00 to 5:15 p.m.

Contact Us

Marsha Parinussa Flynn, ESOL Coordinator

978-659-1279
mparinussaflynn@necc.mass.edu

Nancy Tariot, Advisor

978-659-1273
ntariot@necc.mass.edu

 

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