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Release Date: October 16, 2013

English as a Second Language Classes to Begin October 21

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Area adults who are non-native speakers of English will have an opportunity to increase their general proficiency in the language with two English as a second language (ESL) classes at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC).

The eight-week noncredit series will help participants improve conversational, everyday English comprehension and fluency. Both classes are appropriate for ESL speakers with limited working proficiency in English. They are designed for maximum student-teacher interaction in a supportive classroom environment. Participants will earn a certificate of completion.

GENERAL ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: October 21 through December 16

These 75 minute classes are split into two levels: Basic ESL Level 1 and Basic ESL Level 2. They cover content including:

  • Conversational English, everyday expressions, and vocabulary
  • Listening comprehension and fluency
  • Understanding American English idioms
  • Exploration of cultural dimensions of communication

Basic ESL Level 1
This series is for those who proficiency includes minimal mastery of English. Classes are offered in morning and evening sessions:

  • Mornings: Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Evenings: Tuesday and Thursday, 5 to 6:15 p.m.

Basic ESL Level 2
This series is for those with greater proficiency in conversational English.

  • Mornings: Wednesday and Friday, 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Evenings: Monday and Wednesday, 7 to 8:15 p.m.

Cost for each class (Level 1 or Level 2) is $170, excluding the textbook.  To register, go to www.iupuc.edu/cbed, e-mail cbed@iupuc.edu, or call 812.348.7202.