ESL – English as a Second Language

 

ESL Location Key:

01s BCRC Beacon Community Resource Center, 23 West Center Street, Beacon
10s DCC Main Campus, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie
20s NDI Nubian Directions, 248 Main Street, Poughkeepsie
50s NED Northeast Community Center, Millerton
50s ATH Amenia Town Hall, 36B Mechanic Street, Amenia
80s HVCP Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Center, 15 Mount Ebo Road, Brewster
80s PHS Pawling Elementary School, Pawling
82s DES Dover Elementary School, Dover Plains
90s DS DCC South, Hollowbrook Office Park, 31 Marshall Road, Bld 4, Wappingers Falls

Additional cost for textbooks

 

Textbooks required for all ESL levels. Assessment will be administered to determine appropriate level. Textbooks available for purchase at the DCC bookstore.

ESL100 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE FOR BEGINNERS
This course covers the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with particular emphasis on listening and speaking. The primary goal of this course is to teach communicative competence. This course will prepare students to use English for everyday purposes with a focus on student-generated communication. (84-90 Hours)

5215    01    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (TR)    1/6-4/23    BCRC    Ruhe    $20
5262    10    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   (MW)    1/5–4/22    DCC    Laska    $20
5263    11    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (TR)    1/6–4/23    DCC    Janney    $20
5264    50    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (MW)   1/5-4/22    NEC    Pujol-Thompson    $20
5265    52    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (TR)    1/6-4/23    ATH    Bunce    $20
5266    81    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (MW)   1/5–4/22    HVCP    Rudi    $20
5267   80    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (TR)    1/6-4/23    PHS    Sairitupa    $20
5268    90    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   (MW)   1/5-4/22    DS    Bacon    $20
5269    81    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (MW)    1/5-4/22    HVCP    Rudi    $20
5280    25    6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.    (MW)    1/6 – 4/23    NDI    Hill    $20

ESL114 LEARNING ENGLISH INTERMEDIATE

This course will offer students an opportunity to practice and refine their English language skills. It is geared toward the intermediate level students. Intermediate students will develop their basic English skills through vocabulary, grammar and a focus on American culture. Group discussion of literary-ready, current events and everyday life will aim to improve pronunciation and overall comfort level speaking English.

5271    25    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   (MW)    1/5-4/22    NDI    Hill    $20
5272    90    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.    (TR)    1/6-4/23    DS    Klimanis    $20
5273    91    6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.    (TR)      1/6-4/23    DS    Klimanis    $20
5274    11    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (TR)    1/6-4/23    DCC    Hurley    $20
5275    12    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (TR)    1/6-4/23    DCC    Christian    $20
5276    80    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (MW)    1/5-4/22    PHS    Haber    $20

ESL123 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL III ESL

This course will focus on emphasizing higher-level language activities such as reading with increased understanding, use of more complex vocabulary and written tasks.

5277    10    9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.    (S)    1/10-4/25    DCC    Hill    $20

ESL133 CONVERSATION AND VOCABULARY ESL INTERMEDIATE

Using a wide variety of mainstream publications, such as newspapers, magazines, short stories and tabloid journals, this course will offer students a chance to practice and refine their English speaking skills. (90 Hours)

5278    10    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    (TR)    1/6-4/23    DCC    Albers    $20


ESL134 ESL FOR CONVERSATION

The ESL conversation class is for students who need a place to practice English conversation. The instructor will guide conversations using a variety of games, movies and readings. As students practice their conversational skills the instructor will give them appropriate grammar corrections and suggest new vocabulary. This class is for students who already have a good understanding of English (intermediate or higher). (90 Hours) 

5279    90    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (TR)    1/6-   4/23    DS    Winthal    $20