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)

Sections 10, 11, 50, 81, 90, 91: No class 11/26; Section 01, 82: No class 11/27.
5284   01   6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   (TR)   9/4- 12/18   BCRC   C Ruhe   $20
5285   10   6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   (MW)   9/3-12/19   DCC   V Laska   $20
5286   11   6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   (TR)   9/4-12/18   DCC   L Horsman   $20
5287   50   6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   (MW)   9/3-12/19   NEC   T Bunce   $20
5288   52   6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   (TR)   9/4-12/18   ATH   TBA   $20
5289   81   6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   (MW)  9/3-12/19   HVCP   D Rudi   $20
5290   80   6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   (TR)   9/4-12/18   PHS   TBA   $20
5291   90   6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   (MW)   9/3-12/19   DS   D Hurley   $20
5292   91   10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.   (MW)   9/3-12/19   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. (84-90 Hours)

Section 25 & 80: No class 11/26; Section 11 & 90: No class 11/27.
5294   90   9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   (TR)   9/4-12/18   DS   Z Klimanis   $20
5295   91   6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   (TW)   9/4-12/18  DS   Z Klimanis   $20
5296   11   6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.   (TR)   9/4-12/18   DCC   P Janney   $20
5297   80   6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   (MW)   9/3-12/19   PHS   TBA   $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.
Section 10: 60 Hours, no class 11/29; Section 80: 90 Hours, no class 11/27

5298   10   9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.   (S)   9/6-12/20   DCC   TBA   $20
5299   10   6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   (TR)   9/4-12/18   DCC   TBA   $20
5300   80   6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   (TR)   9/4-12/18   PHS   TBA   $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) No class 11/27
5301   10   10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   (TR)   9/4-12/18   DCC   E 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)
5177   10   6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.   (TR)   9/4-12/18   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. (84 hours) No class 11/26
5178   90   9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   (MW)   9/3-12/19   DS   T Winthal   $20