Fall 2013 Continuing Education Catalog
Educational, career, and personal development opportunities designed to address the needs of the South Bronx, Bronx, and Upper Manhattan communities.
Language Skills English for Speakers of Other Languages / ESOL Improve your English language skills with our comprehensive offering of English classes. With basic, intermediate, and advance level courses available, we offer instruction at various levels of language proficiency. At each level, instruction will target the four basic skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), and help you to improve pronunciation, build fluency, and gain confidence. You will be given a language proficiency exam to determine your appropriate class level. The $20 fee for this exam is not included in the cost for this course. ESOL (Basic) (Placement test not required) This course is designed for beginning level students with limited or no English language skills. Students will work on building basic competencies and developing “survival” communication skills. Students will learn how to give descriptions and tell brief stories, read short text on familiar topics, and write short paragraphs using basic grammar structures. Instruction will use real-life situations related to students’ immediate needs, and help students acquire basic vocabulary related to their day-to-day activities. Topics will include formal/informal greetings, asking for directions, ordering meals, and taking and leaving simple messages. T & Th 6:00pm to 9:00pm 10/1/13-1/2/14 CE1201-F01 72 hrs. 24 sessions $225 W & F 9:30am to 12:30pm 10/2/13-1/3/14 CE1201-F02 72 hrs. 24 sessions $225 M & W 6:00pm to 9:00pm 11/4/13-2/5/14 CE1201-F03 72 hrs. 24 sessions $225 T & Th 2:00pm to 5:00pm 11/12/13-2/13/14 CE1201-F04 72 hrs. 24 sessions $225 ESOL (High Intermediate) (Placement test required) This course is designed for students with basic English language skills. Instruction will focus on developing strategies and teaching essential vocabulary needed to communicate effectively at home, at work, and in the community. Students will learn to use a variety of reading strategies to become more effective readers, and acquire comprehension skills to identify main and supporting ideas of a text. Students will also learn how to write well-structured paragraphs. Entrance is based on successful completion of ESOL Low Intermediate and/or satisfactory scores on the language assessment. W & F 2:00pm to 5:00pm 10/9/13-1/10/14 CE1203-F01 72 hrs. 24 sessions $225 T & Th 9:30am to 12:30pm 10/15/13-1/16/14 CE1203-F02 72 hrs. 24 sessions $225 T & Th 6:00pm to 9:00pm 10/29/13-1/30/14 CE1203-F03 72 hrs. 24 sessions $225 ESOL (Advanced) (Placement test required) This course is designed for students who are proficient in the English language and wish to strengthen their skills in order to master basic language structures. Instruction will focus on improving pronunciation, building fluency and accuracy, and introducing students to more idiomatic expressions. Students will work with a variety of reading materials to develop critical reading skills (skimming for main ideas, scanning for specific information, and making inferences), and learn strategies for identifying unfamiliar vocabulary. Students will learn the basics of essay writing (pre-writing, drafting, and revision), and prepare and deliver presentations on topics of general interest. Entrance is based on successful completion of ESOL High Intermediate and/or satisfactory scores on the language assessment. M & W 9:30am to 12:30pm 10/21/13-1/22/14 CE1204-F01 72 hrs. 24 sessions $225 T & Th 6:00pm to 9:00pm 11/12/13-2/13/14 CE1204-F02 72 hrs. 24 sessions $225 ESOL (Low Intermediate) (Placement test required) This course is designed for students with limited English language skills. Instruction will focus on developing skills beyond basic “survival” needs. Students will work on building oral communication skills by delivering simple presentations, practicing simple dialogues, and engaging in face-to-face conversations. Instruction will also focus on developing reading and writing skills by reading simplified texts on familiar topics and writing short descriptive paragraphs. Entrance is based on successful completion of ESOL Basic and/or satisfactory scores on the language assessment. M & W 6:00pm to 9:00pm 10/7/13-1/8/14 CE1202-F01 72 hrs. 24 sessions $225 T & Th 9:30am to 12:30pm 10/15/13-1/16/14 CE1202-F02 72 hrs. 24 sessions $225 T & Th 6:00pm to 9:00pm 11/19/13-2/20/14 CE1202-F03 72 hrs. 24 sessions $225 16 Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development