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English as a Second Language
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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
Free English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
ESL classes offered are listed below. During registration, students will choose at least 2 but no more than 4 classes to attend per week.
Our school year runs from August through May, and we register new students each month from August to March. The registration schedule is below.
ALL ESL REGISTRATION will be face-to-face. Students can choose to attend classes Face-to-Face (F2F) or virtually by Zoom (V), subject to availability.
ELIGIBILITY: To register, students must be at least 17 years old, not enrolled in high school, must live in Missouri, and cannot be in the U.S. on an F-1 (student) Visa.
Students must attend one registration session before attending class. Registration lasts four (4) full hours and students must arrive before the scheduled start time. No late arrivals will be accepted.
To register, please come to the following location at one of the scheduled times. No pre-registration necessary.
SCC Library Building – Second Floor – Room 226
AM Registration Sessions
|Aug. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25||9 AM-1 PM||Library Bldg, Room 226|
|September 6, 13||9 AM-1 PM||Library Bldg, Room 226|
|October 4, 11||9 AM-1 PM||Library Bldg, Room 226|
|November 1, 8||9 AM-1 PM||Library Bldg, Room 226|
|December 6||9 AM-1 PM||Library Bldg, Room 226|
|January 3, 10||9 AM-1 PM||Library Bldg, Room 226|
|February 7, 14||9 AM-1 PM||Library Bldg, Room 226|
|March 7||9 AM-1 PM||Library Bldg, Room 226|
PM Registration Sessions
|August 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24||5:30-9:30 PM||Library Bldg, Room 226|
|September 8, 15||5:30-9:30 PM||Library Bldg, Room 226|
|October 6, 13||5:30-9:30 PM||Library Bldg, Room 226|
|November 3, 10||5:30-9:30 PM||Library Bldg, Room 226|
|December 8||5:30-9:30 PM||Library Bldg, Room 226|
|Jan. 5, 12||5:30-9:30 PM||Library Bldg, Room 226|
|February 9, 16||5:30-9:30 PM||Library Bldg, Room 226|
|March 9||5:30-9:30 PM||Library Bldg, Room 226|
ESL CLASSES (All Levels)
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday; 9 AM-12 PM
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday; 6-9 PM
SPECIAL INTEREST CLASSES
To enroll in a Special Interest Class, students must be currently enrolled in an English as a Second Language class. Classes are designated with a (V) for virtual or (F2F) for face-to-face.
Thursday, 6-9 PM (V)
Friday; 9 AM-12 PM (V)
Friday; 12:30-3:30 PM (V)
Thursday; 6-9 PM (V)
Healthcare for ESL
Wednesday; 12:30-2:30 PM (F2F)
INTEGRATED EDUCATION & TRAINING CLASSES
To enroll in an IET class, students must be registered in an English as a Second Language or High School Equivalency class.
Certified Kitchen Cook
Tuesday & Thursday; 6-9 PM (F2F)
Certified Logistics Associate
Monday & Wednesday; 6-9 PM (V)
Certified Logistics Technician
Monday & Wednesday; 6-9 PM (V)
Tuesday; 12:30-3:30 PM (F2F)
To enroll in a Special Interest Class, students must be currently enrolled in an English as a Second Language class.
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!
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.
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 a CNA program.
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 Logistics Associate/Certified Logistics Technician
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.
This class is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in learning computer and internet basics, providing hands-on experience that will establish a foundational skill set of digital competencies. Students will learn sufficient internet and computing literacy skills to enter current job markets or begin higher education programs. Classes will meet in the Technology Building on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm–3:30 pm. Students will take three certification tests as part of the class.