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
50s NEC 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
82s PHS Pawling High School, 30 Wagner Road, Pawling
90s DS DCC South, Hollowbrook Office Park, 31 Marshall Road, Bld 4, Wappingers Falls

Textbooks required for most ESL levels. Assessment will be administered to determine appropriate level. Textbooks available for purchase at the DCC bookstore. No class on 5/21, 5/25 or 7/4.

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.

5289   01   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm   (TR)   4/28-8/13   BCRC   C Ruhe   $20   96 Hours
5290   10   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm   (MW)   4/27-8/12   DCC   V Laska   $20   93 Hours
5291   11   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm   (TR)   4/28-8/13   DCC   TBA   $20   96 Hours
5292   50   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm   (MW)   4/27-8/12   NEC   M. Pujol   Thompson   $20   93 Hours
5293   91   10:00 am – 1:00 pm   (MW)   4/27-8/12   DS   C. Ruhe   $20   93 Hours
5294  81   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm   (MW)   4/27-8/12   HVCP   Danielle Rudi   $20   93 Hours
5295   80   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm   (TR)   4/28-8/13   PHS   M. Sairitupa   $20   90 Hours
5296   90   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm   (MW)   4/27-8/12   DS   C. Ruhe   $20  93 Hours
5297   25   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  (MW)  4/27-8/12   NDI   W Hill   $20   90 Hours


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 reading, current events and everyday life will aim to improve pronunciation and overall comfort level speaking English.

5298  25  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  (MW)  4/27-8/12  NDI  W. Hill  $20  93 Hours
5299  90  9:00 am – 12:00 pm  (TR)  4/28-8/13  DS  Z Klimanis  $20  96 Hours
5300  91  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  (TR)  4/28-8/13  DS  Z Klimanis  $20  96 Hours
5301  11  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  (TR)  4/28-8/13  DCC  R. Piazza  $20  96 Hours
5302  12  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  (TR)  4/28-8/13  DCC  O Christian  $20  96 Hours
5303  80  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  (MW)  4/27-8/12  PHS  T. Bunce  $20  93 Hours


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.

5304  10  9:00 am – 1:00 pm  (S)  5/2-8/15  DCC  W Hill  $20  60 Hour

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.

5305  10  10:00 am – 1:00 pm  (TR)  4/28-8/13  DCC  E. Albers  $20  96 Hours

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)

5306  90  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  (TR)  4/28-8/13  DS  T Winthal  $20  93 Hours