English as a Second language (ESL) courses provide English language learners with life skills and the opportunity to improve speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary development, and grammar. Classes are available during the morning and evening hours.
Currently, ESL classes operate on a “Managed Enrollment” program. Once enrollment is closed, no new students will be enrolled in the class until the next 9 week’s session begins. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be advised priority will be given to continuing students. New students are required to complete a placement test and attend a scheduled orientation prior to enrollment.
This is the lowest level. There is basically no knowledge of the English language. The person may know a few words, but cannot form sentences or carry on any type of conversation.
Elementary proficiency. At this level, a person can form basic sentences, including asking and answering simple questions. This is essentially the starting point of the language proficiency levels.
Someone at this level can handle basic work commands and social phrases. They can carry on limited conversations. They can only operate independently in basic conversations.
Someone at this level can have advanced conversations on a wide range of topics about personal life, current events, and technical topics. People at this level may still have a minor accent and may occasionally misspeak or make minor mistakes. Their vocabulary is extensive and they can carry on conversations with ease.
This classroom may have students of all the above levels. This classroom is the last resort to accommodate students where there is no other class to enroll them.
There is limited space available. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. If your work schedule or family responsibilities change and make it hard to come to class often, talk to your teacher about transferring to a class at a different time. We may drop students who do not attend regularly, comes late to class, leaves early, or who are absent for two weeks.
All classes are available mornings and evenings and in a variety of locations.
Call 559-675-4425 for class times and locations and more detailed information.
1609 Clinton Street, Madera 93638