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Free English as a Second Language classes for non-native speakers are available for all proficiency levels. These classes help beginning, intermediate and advanced students improve English skills in reading, writing, speaking and understanding (listening). The classes are directed at improving English conversational skills for home and workplace literacy.

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

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes help beginning, intermediate and advanced students improve English proficiency skills. Students are required to register and attend orientation before starting any classes in the program.

Classes in Lincoln County 

Class site: Troy, MO

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 
200 Academic Way (off 3rd Street)
Troy, MO 63379
(Map)
SessionsDays/DatesHours

Registration New students must register before attending class.
You MUST arrive on time and allow 4 hours for registration and enrollment.

2019/2020 Registration Dates:

  • Aug. 19
  • Sept. 9
  • Oct. 7
  • Nov. 4
  • Dec. 2
  • Jan. 6
  • Feb. 3

Monday
    


9 a.m.-1 p.m.

English classes (all levels)

Monday 9 a.m.-noon
Classes in St. Charles County

Class site: St. Charles Community College

Learning Resource Center (LRC, Library Building), 2nd Floor
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive (map)
Cottleville, MO 63376

SessionsDays/DatesHours

Registration –  New students must register before attending class.
You MUST arrive on time and allow 4 hours for registration and enrollment.

Registration Location: Learning Resource Center, Room 226

2019/2020 Registration Dates:

  • Aug. 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
  • Sept. 5, 19
  • Oct. 3, 17, 31
  • Nov. 14
  • Dec. 5
  • Jan. 9, 23
  • Feb. 6, 20
  • Mar. 5

Thursdays

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

or

5:30-9:30 p.m.

English classes (all levels)
Monday-Thursday

9 a.m.-noon
or
6-9 p.m.
Specialty Classes – You must be currently enrolled in AEL/ESL class
Conversational & Vocational English and Technology Monday-Thursday 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Writing Class Thursday 6-9 p.m.
TOEFL Preparation Class Wednesday 6-9 p.m.
TOEFL Preparation Class Friday 9 a.m.-noon
Get to Know the USA: the Road to Citizenship Friday 9 a.m.-noon
Pronunciation Class Friday Noon-2 p.m.

Class site: Wentzville, MO

Headstart Building (side entrance)
1200 Continental Drive (map)
Wentzville, MO 63385

SessionsDays/DatesHours

Registration New students must register before attending class.
You MUST arrive on time and allow 4 hours for registration and enrollment.

2019/2020 Registration Dates:

  • Aug. 26, 27
  • Sept. 10, 24
  • Oct. 8, 22
  • Nov. 5, 19
  • Dec. 3, 17
  • Jan. 7, 21
  • Feb. 4

Tuesdays


9 a.m.-1 p.m.
or

5:30-9:30 p.m.

English classes (all levels)

Monday & Tuesday 9 a.m.-noon
or

6-9 p.m.

Class site: St. Charles, MO

First United Methodist Church
801 First Capitol Dr. (map)
St. Charles, MO 63301
(Parking in rear.)

SessionsDays/DatesHours

RegistrationNew students must register before attending class.
You MUST arrive on time and allow 4 hours for registration and enrollment.

2019/2020 Registration Dates:

  • Aug. 17
  • Sept. 7, 21
  • Oct. 5, 19
  • Nov. 2, 16
  • Dec. 7
  • Jan. 4, 18
  • Feb. 1

Saturdays
                 

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
English classes (all levels)
Thursday                  

Saturday
6-9 p.m.

9 a.m.-noon

Special Interest Classes

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

Conversation & Vocational English and Technology (Social & Work Communication for ESL Students)

Conversational strategies for social and work settings; cross-cultural discussion about social and work situations when speaking face-to-face or by telephone. Students will improve their ability to speak with correct intonation. Students will increase vocabulary as they practice communication for social and job settings such as food services, customer service and more. Real social and work settings will be presented using technology.

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.

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 the AEL program as well.

HSE in Spanish for ESL

If you are a native Spanish speaker and did not finish your high school diploma in your home country or in the United States, we can offer another way to secure a High School equivalency credential valid in the United States.

HSE Credential in Spanish. The entire program is in Spanish, providing a bilingual teacher, books, homework, and the final test, all in Spanish. You must attend classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. The main areas of study will be Language Art-reading, Language Art-writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

If you want to be part of the HSE in Spanish class, you must register in the ESL program; you must be able to read, write and understand Spanish as a native. A drivers license or state ID is required.

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.

To enroll, new students must attend the ESL registration and orientation session before the first “Get to Know the USA: The Road to Citizenship” class. This is a new look at U.S. Citizenship – a cultural discovery of the USA! For more information, contact SCC AEL at 636-922-8411.

See the ESL non-credit class schedule above for locations and class times.

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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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