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
 20 RHH Red Hook High School, 103 West Market Street, Red Hook, NY 12571
 21 CHC Church of the Holy Communion, 1055 US-6, Mahopac, NY 10541
 25 NDI Nubian Directions, 248 Main Street, Poughkeepsie
 50 NECC Northeast Community Center, 51 S Center St, Millerton, NY 12546
 81 HVCP Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Center, 15 Mount Ebo Road, Brewster
 80, 82 PHS Pawling High School, 30 Wagner Road, Pawling
 90s DS DCC South, Hollowbrook Office Park, 31 Marshall Road, Bld 4, Wappingers Falls

All students are required to take a placement test to determine their appropriate level before they are registered for a course.  A student may not register for an ESL course without testing into the course or progressing from one level to the next. All levels of instruction include listening, speaking, reading, writing, conversation and vocabulary. A textbook is required.  No class on 11/26 and 11/27.

ESL101 Beginner Level II
This course is designed for students whose first language is not English. The course focuses on building the four basic skills in language acquisition (reading, writing, speaking and listening) with a strong emphasis on critical thinking skills. Prerequisite: Score of 13-20 points on the placement test.

ESL102 Intermediate Level I
This course is designed for students whose first language is not English. Students must have been introduced to the basic tenses (present/past simple and future) and be able to apply them. Intermediate Level I expands the students’ vocabulary and conversation, refines receptive skills and enhances critical thinking. Prerequisite: ESL101 Beginner Level II or a score of 21-28 points on the placement test.

ESL103 Intermediate Level II
This course is designed for students whose first language is not English. The course presents structures in more challenging contexts and encourages students to expand their use of English while discussing topics such as geography, health and science. By the end of the course students will feel comfortable talking, reading and writing about their lives and the world around them. Prerequisite: ESL102 Intermediate Level I or a score of 29-37 points on the placement test.

ESL104 Transitions to College
This course is designed for students whose first language is not English. Students must have at least an intermediate level understanding in spoken and written English. The course focuses on speaking, reading, and writing standard American English with intense practice in the application of the rules of grammar, in vocabulary building, and in basic essay-writing. Prerequisite: ESL103 Intermediate Level II or a minimum score of 38-50 points on the placement test.

Location and Schedule

5245 01 6:00 pm-9:00 pm (TR) 9/8-12/17 BCRC C. Ruhe $25 90 Hours

5246 10 6:00 pm-9:00 pm (MW) 9/9-12/16 DCC V. Laska $25 90 Hours

5249 11 6:00 pm-9:00 pm (TR) 9/8-12/17 DCC J. Drabkin $25 90 Hours

250 50 6:00 pm-9:00pm (MW) 9/9-12/16 NECC T. Bunce $25 90 Hours

5253 91 10:00 am-1:00 pm (TR) 9/8-12/17 DS C. Ruhe $25 90 Hours

5254 81 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (MW) 9/9-12/16 HVCP D. Rudi $25 90 Hours

5255 80 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (TR) 9/8-12/17 PHS M. Sairitupa $25 90 Hours

5256 90 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (MW) 9/9-12/16 DS C. Ruhe $25 90 Hours

5257 25 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (MW) 9/9-12/16 NDI W. Hill $25 90 Hours

5259 20 6:00 pm-9:00 pm (MW) 9/9-12/16 RHH M. Tambini $25 90 Hours

5360 21 6:00 pm-9:00 pm (MW) 9/9-12/16 CHC L. Schmidt $25 90 Hours

5261 82 6:00pm- 9:00pm (MW) 9/9-12/16 PHS J. Drabkin $25 90 Hours

5262 12 6:00pm-9:00pm (TR) 9/8-12/17 DCC R. Piazza $25 90 Hours

5263 13 6:00pm – 9:00 pm (TR) 9/8-12/17 DCC O. Christian $25 90 Hours

5264 14 8:30am-2:30 pm (S) 9/12-12/19 DCC W. Hill $25 90 Hours

5267 15 10:00 am-1:00 pm (TR) 9/8-12/17 DCC E. Albers $25 90 Hours

5266 93 9:30am-12:30 pm (TR) 9/8-12/17 DS K. Bacon $25 90 Hours

5265 92 6:00pm-9:00 pm (TW) 9/8-12/16 DS Z. Klimanis $25 90 Hours