ESL – English as a Second Language

Registration can be done directly in the classroom on your first day or at our offices at DCC or DS. Registrations will not be accepted after January 23. All students are required to take an assessment on their first day of class to determine their appropriate level. Not all levels are available at all locations. We do our best to accommodate based on demand. All levels of instruction include listening, speaking, reading, writing, conversation and vocabulary. All students are required to purchase a textbook once their level is determined. No class on 1/18 and 2/15. Questions? Contact Kimberly Bacon, ESL Coordinator, at (845) 431-8910.

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 5-28 points on the assessment.

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 29-37 points on the assessment.

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 38-46 points on the assessment.

ESL104 Transitions to College
This course is designed for students whose first language is not English. Students must have at least an intermediate level of 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 47-60 points on the assessment.

Location Key
01s BCRC Beacon Beacon Community Resource Center, 23 West Center Street
10s DCC Poughkeepsie DCC Main Campus, 53 Pendell Road
25 NDI Poughkeepsie Nubian Directions, 248 Main Street
20 RHH Red Hook Red Hook High School, 103 West Market Street
21 CHC Mahopac Church of the Holy Communion, 1055 US-6
50 NECC Millerton Northeast Community Center, 51 S Center Street
80 PHS Pawling Pawling High School, 30 Wagner Road
81 FBC Brewster First Baptist Church, 460 Main Street
82 DES Dover Plains Dover Elementary School, 9 School Street
90s DS Wappingers Falls DCC South, Hollowbrook Office Park, 31 Marshall Road, Bld 4

Schedule

01   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (TR)   1/5-4/14   BCRC   C. Ruhe   $25   90 Hours
10   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (MW)   1/4-4/20   DCC   V. Laska   $25   90 Hours
11   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (TR)   1/5-4/14   DCC   G. Caviglia   $25   90 Hours
13   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (TR)   1/5-4/14   DCC   O. Christian   $25   90 Hours
14   8:30 am – 2:30 pm (S)   1/9-4/16   DCC   W. Hill   $25   90 Hours
15   10:00 am – 1:00 pm (TR)   1/5-4/14   DCC   J. Coirdero   $25   90 Hours
25   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (MW)   1/4-4/20   NDI   W. Hill   $25   90 Hours
20   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (MW)   1/4-4/20   RHH   M. Tambini   $25   90 Hours
21   6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (MW)   1/4-4/20   CHC   L. Schmidt   $25   90 Hours
50   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (MW)   1/4-4/20   NECC   T. Bunce   $25   90 Hours
81   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (MW)   1/4-4/20   FBC   D. Rudi   $25   90 Hours
81   9:30 am – 12:30 pm (TR)   1/5-4/14   FBC   V. Haber   $25  90 Hours
82   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (TR)   1/5-4/14   DES   T. Bunce   $25   90 Hours
90   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (MW)   1/4-4/20   DS   C. Ruhe   $25   90 Hours
91   10:00 am – 1:00 pm (MW)   1/4-4/20   DS   C. Ruhe   $25   90 Hours
92   6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (TW)   1/5-4/13   DS   Z. Klimanis   $25   90 Hours
93   9:30 am – 12:30 pm (TR)   1/5-4/14   DS   K. Bacon   $25   90 Hours