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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 more opportunities for success. NECC offers a range of programs designed to improve your English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Basic English for Speakers of Other Languages (BESL)

You will develop your English language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking for effective communication in the workplace and everyday use of English in the community. You will also develop strategies for independent learning. Instruction is provided at two levels for non-native speakers of English:

High Beginners
Low Intermediate

BESL Registration

To register for BESL summer classes come to the Riverwalk Campus, Lawrence, between 5:00 to 7:00 pm on any of the following dates: November 14, December 12, 2017 and January 9 & 16, 2018. You will be given an assessment test to determine the best class for you. You do not need to bring anything with you to register.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

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

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 or the ESOL Bridge to College and Careers Program.

ESOL Registration

To be put on a waitlist for ESOL classes, come to the Riverwalk Campus, Lawrence, between 5 – 7 pm on any of the following days: November 14, and December 12, 2017. (Doors close at 5:15 pm.) You will be given an assessment test to determine the best class for you. You do not need to bring anything with you to register. 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.

Contact Us

Marsha Parinussa-Flynn, ESOL Coordinator

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

Patty Graham, Advisor

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

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