E S O L

Total Clock Hours: 880

Program Objective

This program is designed to provide instruction to speakers of other languages and is limited to persons already possessing occupational competencies who would be employable if they could demonstrate adequate English language skills. Program will provide students with enough communication skills to enable them to function successfully in the community by means of both theory and computerized language.

Program Description

Training offered will include but will not be limited to the development of listening, reading, writing speaking, and cross cultural communication skills in both, Lecture and Computer Lab. Program is divided into five (5) courses of approximately 180 hours each, covering different levels ranging from ESOL Level 1 to Level 5, with 660 hours of Lecture and 220 hours of Computer Lab comprised by: oral communication practice; listening comprehension; pronunciation, and debates within a computer Lab class that enhances students’ interaction abilities.

Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent. Level 1 – No ability whatsoever in the use of the English Language. Level 2 – Functions minimally in English and be able to handle only very routine entry-level jobs that do not require oral communications. Level 3 – Be able to satisfy basic survival needs and few routine social demands; Level 4- can handle entry-level jobs that involve simple oral communication; and level 5 – expanded vocabulary, more complex grammar, and a wider choice of functional expressions. The applicant must already possess occupational competencies and would be employable if he/she could demonstrate adequate English language skills.

ESOL Level I

TOTAL CLOCK HOURS: 180

HOURS
ESOL 100
Mechanics of Classroom Procedures 12
Computer Lab – Enhance Pronunciation 8
ESOL 101
Personal Information and Social Communication spell names, addresses, and fill out basic forms 30
Computer Lab – Answer basic routine questions 8
ESOL 102
Acquire knowledge of road symbols survival signs 29
Computer Lab – Ask WK questions. 6
ESOL 103
Learn about coins and bills, clothing, food and different type of stores. 25
Computer Lab – USA currency; shopping cart. 5
ESOL 104
Shelters and household items. 24
Computer Lab – Describe items in the house 7
ESOL 105
Body parts and common health symbols. 20
Computer Lab – Describe body parts. 6

ESOL Level II

TOTAL CLOCK HOURS: 180

HOURS
ESOL 200
Greetings, introductions, invitations and asking permission. 12
Computer Lab – Listening Comprehension 3
ESOL 201
Questions and answers about identification and filling out id forms. 15
Computer Lab – Job interviews; doctor’s appointments. 5
ESOL 202
Emergency warning signs, signs in public places and reporting emergencies. 15
Computer Lab – Making Emergencies Procedures 5
ESOL 203
Job titles, searching classified ads, workplace safety signs and usual facilities and following two-step directions. 29
Computer Lab – Looking for a job. Descriptions. 6
ESOL 204
Different kinds of housing, description of furniture, appliances, and locations. 12
Computer Lab – Listening comprehension. Questions practice 3
ESOL 205
Review body parts, common illnesses and warning labels 15
Computer Lab – Conversation in a doctor’s office 5
ESOL 206
Names, quantities and prices of food items 12
Computer Lab – Shopping at a Supermarket 3
ESOL 207 Traffic signs and public transportation schedules. 15
Computer Lab – Discussion on bus fares and routes. 5
ESOL 208
Days and dates, time pieces and weather conditions. 15
Computer Lab – Talk about weather and seasons. 5

ESOL Level III

TOTAL CLOCK HOURS: 180

HOURS
ESOL 300
Culture, personal background, experiences, and characteristics 9
Computer Lab – Oral presentations. 4
ESOL 301
Learning to fill out forms. 15
Computer Lab – Job interviews. 5
ESOL 202
Learning about community resources and mailing procedures. 11
Computer Lab – A visit to the Postal office. 4
ESOL 303
Job interviews, classified ads, occupations and their tasks. 28
Computer Lab – Talk about your occupation. 6
ESOL 304
Student will rehearse store simulation. 12
Computer Lab – Go shopping. 3
ESOL 305
Learning about housing units and rental ads. 16
Computer Lab – Calling for information on rentals. 4
ESOL 306
Medical appointments and filling out medical forms. 9
Computer Lab – Talking to the doctor. 4
ESOL 307
Reading a menu, place an order and read recipes 16
Computer Lab – Acting out a restaurant conversation 4
ESOL 308
Learning about buses and bus schedules. 12
Computer Lab – Calling for information 3
ESOL 309
Learning about protection signs and various precautions to be taken pertaining to various weather conditions. 12
Computer Lab – Emergency situations 3

ESOL Level IV

TOTAL CLOCK HOURS: 180 

HOURS
ESOL 400
Learning how to handle emotional expressions in a work environment. 7
Computer Lab – Talk about their job. 3
ESOL 401
Learning to fill out any necessary forms for oneself and family. 15
Computer Lab – Discuss how to fill out regular/legal forms. 5
ESOL 402
Learning to report emergencies, interpret notices published by local institutions and will learn to read signs in public areas. 11
Computer Lab – Discuss news on the web. 4
ESOL 403
Learn about benefit packages and will conduct simulated job interviews. 28
Computer Lab – Download forms from the internet. Discuss it. 7
ESOL 404
Learning to write checks, balance account 12
Computer Lab – Talk about banking 3
ESOL 405
Interpreting leases and rules and regulations of facility. 16
Computer Lab – Search for rentals on the web. Discuss it. 4
ESOL 406
Student will be taught to schedule and cancel appointments. 7
Computer Lab – Making cancellation calls. 3
ESOL 407
Instruction on how to read food labels and compare prices. 16
Computer Lab – Comparative shopping. 4
ESOL 408
Learning to read maps, call for information about schedule and fares. 12
Computer Lab – The use of computers tools to navigate the web. 4
ESOL 409
Student will be taught about conserving resources. 12
Computer Lab – Discuss news on the media. 3

ESOL Level V

TOTAL CLOCK HOURS: 160

HOURS
ESOL 500
Friends and Neighbors-embedded questions, short answers, making phone calls. 6
Computer Lab – Practice conversation questions answers. 4
ESOL 501
Calling people, going places – person-to-person calls, leave telephone messages using noun clauses, leave messages on an answering machine. 13
Computer Lab – Act out an office call. 7
ESOL 502
Personal Finances- Engage in conversations using time expressions, complaints use the passive voice and present perfect tense 13
Computer Lab – Practice a reported speech conversation. 7
ESOL 503
Rules and Regulations at School – Impersonal expressions with you, different verb tenses and perfect modals, use reported speech. 13
Computer Lab – Discuss School Rules and Regulations. 7
ESOL 504
At work – using Want + object + infinitive, use could haveand supposed to, learn to correct someone and offer suggestions, present real conditional 15
Computer Lab – Conversation about work duties. 10
ESOL 505
Rights and Responsibilities – using short answers and different verb tenses, reported speech, sequence tenses and present perfect tense. 15
Discuss civil rights. 10
ESOL 506
Friends, Family, Co-Workers – using comparison and superlatives, express opinions, express concern using wish clauses, present unreal conditional and gerunds 13
Computer Lab – Talk about family and friends. 7
ESOL 507
Strategies for Communicating – Learning to initiate conversations, politely interrupting people, clarify statements, saying good-bye, expressing and giving opinions 12
Computer Lab – Listen to different accents. Talk about it. 8