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Free English as a Second Language classes for non-native speakers are available for all proficiency levels. The classes focus on improving English conversational skills for home and workplace literacy.
ESL classes help beginning, intermediate and advanced students improve English proficiency skills in the following areas:
• Reading, writing, speaking and listening
• Grammar, vocabulary and idioms
• American culture, history and government
• Citizenship instruction and mock interviews 

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Pre-register now for classes beginning the week of August 24, 2020. A staff member will contact you with your next steps after we receive your pre-registration form. Registration will be ongoing throughout the school year, but class sizes may be limited. For information about ESL classes, call 636-922-8411 or email Sonja Mugler at smugler@stchas.edu.

Free English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

ESL classes offered are listed below. Students will choose at least 2 but no more than 4 classes per week during the registration process. To pre-register for ESL classes, click the Pre-Register button above.

ESL CLASSES (All Levels)  

Morning Classes

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday; 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Evening Classes

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

SPECIAL INTEREST CLASSES  

(Descriptions Below) 

To enroll in a Special Interest Class, students must be currently enrolled in an English as a Second Language class.

TOEFL

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Friday; 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Citizenship

Friday; 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Pronunciation

Friday; 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Writing

Thursday; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Healthcare for ESL

Wednesday; 1:30-3:30 p.m.

INTEGRATED EDUCATION & TRAINING CLASSES 

(Descriptions Below)

Certified Kitchen Cook 

Tuesday & Thursday; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Certified Nursing Assistant

Friday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Certified Logistics Associate

Tuesday; 6-8:40 p.m.

Certified Logistics Technician

Wednesday; 6-8:40 p.m.

Microsoft Office Specialist

Tuesday/Thursday; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Special Interest Classes

To enroll in a Special Interest Class, students must be currently enrolled in an English as a Second Language class.

TOEFL Classes

Advanced international students who wish to continue their education at the post-secondary level may be required to take the TOEFL to evaluate their potential success at the college level. Colleges and universities consider only the most recent TOEFL score within a two-year period. The TOEFL may also be desired in select occupations. Students can improve speaking, reading and writing skills, and can take TOEFL practice tests.

Get to Know the USA: The Road to Citizenship

This class offers an overview of the history, geography, customs, traditions, holidays, parts and functions of the U.S. government and general life in the U.S. to all levels of ESL students. Students will improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills while exploring the USA. The instructor addresses the 100 questions on the U.S. Citizenship Test and prepares prospective citizens to take the test in the future. This specialty class covers all aspects of the process of naturalization – eligibility requirements, needed documents, application forms and mock interviews with test practice. This is a new look at U.S. Citizenship – a cultural discovery of the USA! 

Pronunciation

ESL students will have the opportunity to practice pronunciation techniques focusing on articulation of blends and sounds unique to the English language. Students will also learn origins of English words as well as expand vocabulary knowledge.

Writing

English language learners will have the opportunity to practice writing conventions and grammar rules specific to the English language. Students will get more in-depth instruction in advanced writing along with focused practice.

Healthcare for ESL

Healthcare classes for ESL students are taught within the context of healthcare. This class will focus on key skills (reading, writing, comprehension and speaking) while explaining and presenting subjects in the healthcare area. Students attending this class must test at Level 4 in at least 3 skills on the ESL assessment tests. This class will prepare the students to work in the medical field or to enter the CNA program provided by AEL.

Integrated Education & Training Classes

These classes may have a tuition charge and/or eligibility requirements. Tuition assistance may be available.

Certified Kitchen Cook

ESL students will earn the Certified Kitchen Cook credential from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) after completing 96 classroom hours and passing a certification exam. The class includes training in sanitation, food safety, use of kitchen equipment, and food preparation vocabulary. Students must assess through the ESL program with at least a high beginner understanding of English. 

Certified Nursing Assistant

This program, approved by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), provides the instruction and on-the-job training required to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the state of Missouri. Classes will be taught by a certified nursing instructor. The program teaches basic nursing skills, resident rights, safety, communication techniques and infection control. CNAs are eligible for employment in nursing homes, hospitals, home care agencies and doctor’s offices. Required Healthcare for ESL or Healthcare for HSE companion classes will reinforce the terminology, conversions and processes required to pass the CNA credential exam. 

Certified Logistics Associate/Certified Logistics Technician

This is a two-class course resulting in six college credit hours. Students will study for the Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) credential during the first semester and the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) credential during the second semester. An industry specialist will introduce students to the basics of logistics in CLA and expand on those concepts in CLT, as well as prepare the students for the credential exams. Students will gain the skills needed to be successful in all areas of logistic environments. Tuition assistance available. 

Microsoft Office Specialist

Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2016 Core exam preparation program for MOS certification testing. Includes practice of skills measuring your ability to accomplish technical tasks for information workers in the industry standard software. Students will enhance math and writing skills while earning the MOS credentials.

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For information about ESL classes, call 636-922-8411 or email Sonja Mugler at smugler@stchas.edu.

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