• Starting Date: Jan 22, 2024
  • No HS or GED is required
  • Placement Test TABE Required
  • Format: In Person and Virtual / Online – Brightspace LMS
  • Days and Times: Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday / evening and daytime
  • On-Line Class Equipment Required: PC WInOS /MacOS – Internet Connection
  • Class Ending Date: May 16, 2024

ESOL Program Overview:

The English as a Second Language Vocational Program is designed to empower non-native English speakers with the language proficiency and practical communication skills needed for success in the workplace. This program aims to enhance students’ English language abilities in professional contexts, enabling them to pursue vocational and career opportunities with confidence.

Program Duration: The program duration may vary but typically ranges from 14 to 16 weeks

Curriculum Highlights:

  1. Foundational English Skills:
    • Development of basic English language skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There are 5 ESL levels, starting from Pre-beginning, Beginner, Intermediate, advanced part 1, and part 2.
  2. Vocabulary Building:
    • Expansion of vocabulary relevant to vocational and professional contexts, such as workplace communication and industry-specific terminology.
  3. Grammar and Sentence Structure:
    • Mastery of essential grammar rules and sentence structures to enhance written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Business Communication:
    • Training in professional communication, including writing emails, memos, reports, and participating in meetings.
  5. Listening and Speaking Proficiency:
    • Enhancing oral communication skills through activities such as group discussions, presentations, and workplace simulations.
  6. Reading Comprehension:
    • Developing skills in understanding and interpreting written materials, including workplace documents and instructions.
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  7. Cultural Competency:
    • Understanding and navigating cultural differences in the workplace, promoting effective cross-cultural communication.

Assessment and Progress Tracking: Regular assessments to monitor language proficiency and progress throughout the program.

Support Services: Providing additional resources and support services, such as tutoring or language labs, to assist students in their language learning journey.

Prerequisites: Varies, but generally open to individuals with basic proficiency in the English language.  The assessment test is required. (TABE) for ESL level Placement.

Certification: Program completion certificate indicating the achieved level of English proficiency.

Upon successful completion of the ESL Vocational Program, graduates should have the language skills and confidence to pursue vocational and career opportunities in English-speaking environments, contributing to their personal and professional growth.

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