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. (87 Hours)

Sections 10, 81, 82, 90 and 91: No class 5/26; Section 11: No class 5/15

5160    01    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (TR)    4/29-8/7    BCRC    C Ruhe    $20
5161    10    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (MW)    4/28-8/6    DCC    V Laska    $20
5162    11    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (TR)    4/29-8/7    DCC    L Horsman    $20
5163    50    1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.    (MW)    4/28-8/6    NEC    S Solomon    $20
5164    52    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (TR)    4/29-8/7    ATH    S Solomon    $20
5165    81    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (MW)    4/28-8/6    HVCP    D Rudi    $20
5166    82    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (MW)    4/28-8/6    PHS    Marmolejo   $20
5167    90    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (MW)    4/28-8/6    DS    D Hurley    $20
5168    91    10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.    (MW)    4/28-8/6    DS    C Ruhe    $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. (87 Hours)

Section 25: No class 5/26

5169    25    6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.    (MW)    4/28-8/6    NDI    W Hill    $20
5170   90    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    (TR)    4/29-8/7    DS    Z Klimanis    $20
5171    91    6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.    (TR)    4/29-8/7    DS    Z Klimanis    $20
5172    11    6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.    (TR)    4/29-8/7    DCC    Janney/Laska    $20
5173    80    6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.    (TR)    4/29-8/7    PHS    M Marmolejo    $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.

5174   10   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   (S)   5/3-8/9    DCC   W Hill   $20   (60 hours)
5175   80   6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   (TR)   4/29-8/7   DCC   W Hill   $20   (87 hours)
No Class 5/15

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.

5176    10    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    (TR)    4/29-8/7    DCC    $20    (87 hours)
No class 5/17

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). (87 hours)

5177    10    6:30 p.m. -9:30 p.m.    (TR)    4/29-8/7    DCC    T Winthal    $20

ESL151 WRITING FOR ESL STUDENTS

This course gives students the opportunity to learn, review and practice reading and writing skills necessary for basic level functions. (87 hours) No Class 5/26

5178    90    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   (MW)    4/28-8/6    DS    T Winthal    $20

ESL154 CONVERSATION AND VOCABULARY IN AMERICAN CULTURE

This is an intermediate level class taught as an integrated skills class: Reading, writing, speaking and listening with emphasis on American Culture as a theme. Section 90: 58 Hours; Section 70: 87 Hours

5179    90    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    (TR)    4/29-8/7    DS    D Hurley    $20
5180    70    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.    (TR)    4/29/8/7    DC Jail    D Rudi    $20