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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) –  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:  Summer 2020  (June 2 to July 23) 

Dates/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 8 weeks (no classes on Holidays)
Location: NECC Lawrence Campus
Cost: $150 (plus books)

Registration Dates

To minimize the spread of Coronavirus, testing dates on campus have been cancelled.  New dates will be announced.   For more information, please contact Marsha Parinussa Flynn, coordinator at mparinussaflynn@necc.mass.edu

 

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:  Summer 2020  (June 2 to July 23)

Dates/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 8 weeks (no classes on Holidays)
Location: NECC Lawrence Campus
Cost: $150 (plus books)

Registration Dates

To minimize the spread of Coronavirus, testing dates on campus have been cancelled.  New dates will be announced.   For more information, please contact Marsha Parinussa Flynn, coordinator at mparinussaflynn@necc.mass.edu

 

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.

Registration Date

To be announced.

Time:  4:00-5:15 pm

Location: NECC, LH Building, 420 Common St., Lawrence, MA

Contact Us

Marsha Parinussa Flynn, ESOL Coordinator

978-655-5851
mparinussaflynn@necc.mass.edu

Nancy Tariot, Advisor (A.M. Program)

978-655-5843
ntariot@necc.mass.edu

Sabrina Butler, Advisor (P.M. Program)

978-655-5847
sbutler@necc.mass.edu

 

 

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