ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING (ELL)

CCM‚Äôs English Language Learning (ELL) program provides English language instruction for limited English proficient adults to increase their ability to communicate in English. The content is compatible with principles of language acquisition for adult learners of English and includes skills useful in the workplace, life and academics. The goal of ELL is to improve a student’s knowledge and comfort level with English communication.

 

There is one book specific to each class level and students will work through each book. The ELL program at CCM has something for everyone whose first language is not English. A student’s ability, confidence and success will grow with each level of learning.

 

Skills are integrated into reading, writing, speaking and listening formats. Progress through levels is measured by an approved standardized test or documentation of attainment of competencies. The CCM ELL program course curriculum conforms to the federally defined Workforce Development ESL levels, and certificates are available in Early Beginner, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Level and TOEFL.

 

The CCM ELL program includes an online learning component called MyEnglishLab. MyEnglishLab provides practice exercises and language learning tasks that students either complete in the CCM Computer Lab or at home. All practice activities taken from the MyEnglishLab are coordinated with each book.


Class levels:

FOUNDATIONS OF ENGLISH

This course will provide non-native speakers from all over the world with foundational skills in English Language in order to learn the essentials of speaking, reading, writing and listening.  It is intended for people who have no or extremely limited English language communication skills.  Individuals with marginal skills will find this an excellent first course.  Students will learn the American alphabet sounds, pronunciation, phonetics, numbers, vocabulary, simple grammar and the basics of English communication.  Students will practice pronunciation with in-class exercises, become comfortable speaking with each other and conversing with English language speakers outside the classroom.  This course develops the basic language skills needed by students in order to move on to Early Beginner classes.

Este curso proporcionar√° a los hablantes no nativos las habilidades fundamentales en el idioma ingl√©s para aprender los elementos esenciales de hablar, leer, escribir y escuchar. Est√° destinado a personas que no tienen habilidades de comunicaci√≥n en ingl√©s o que son extremadamente limitadas. Las personas con habilidades marginales encontrar√°n que este es un excelente primer curso. Los estudiantes aprender√°n los sonidos del alfabeto americano, la pronunciaci√≥n, la fon√©tica, los n√ļmeros, el vocabulario, la gram√°tica simple y los conceptos b√°sicos de la comunicaci√≥n en ingl√©s. Los estudiantes practicar√°n la pronunciaci√≥n con ejercicios en clase, se sentir√°n c√≥modos hablando entre ellos y conversando con hablantes de ingl√©s fuera del sal√≥n de clases. Este curso desarrolla las habilidades ling√ľ√≠sticas b√°sicas que necesitan los estudiantes para pasar a las clases de principiantes.

INTERMEDIATE (ENS-215E)

This course is for non-native speakers of English who want to improve their language skills. The main focus of the course is to learn and improve intermediate level grammar through in-class exercises and pair and group work to practice the grammar orally.  There are reading and writing assignments that emphasize new vocabulary and a section is devoted to learning and practicing pronunciation. The ultimate goal of the course is to improve fluency and accuracy in English. 

EARLY BEGINNER (ENS-213E)

This level is for non-native speakers with very limited English language skills. This class will explore all aspects of the English language, focusing mainly on grammar through group and class discussion, online exercises and vocabulary. Emphasis is on practical everyday English and communication skills. Students will gain the baseline proficiency needed to advance to a Beginner level. 

Este nivel es para hablantes no nativos con habilidades muy limitadas en el idioma inglés. Esta clase explorará todos los aspectos del idioma inglés, enfocándose principalmente en la gramática a través de discusiones grupales y en clase, ejercicios en línea y vocabulario. Se hace hincapié en el inglés diario práctico y las habilidades de comunicación. Los estudiantes obtendrán la competencia básica necesaria para avanzar a un nivel principiante.

ADVANCED (ENS-214E)

This level focuses on the English skills necessary to listen, speak, read and write effectively in the workplace or for academics, to apply standard grammar structures and develop and improve pronunciation skills.

BEGINNER (ENS-226E)

This level is for non-native speakers, who are more proficient with English language skills than Early Beginner. It is the next level for individuals who have completed the CCM Early Beginner series. In this course, students will continue to improve their English skills as they explore all aspects of the English language, focusing mainly on grammar and vocabulary through group and class discussion and online exercises. Emphasis is on practical everyday English and communication skills.

Este nivel es para hablantes no nativos, que dominan mejor el idioma inglés que los principiantes. Es el siguiente nivel para las personas que han completado la serie CCM Early Beginner. En este curso, los estudiantes continuarán mejorando sus habilidades en inglés mientras exploran todos los aspectos del idioma inglés, enfocándose principalmente en la gramática y el vocabulario a través de discusiones en grupo y en clase y ejercicios en línea. Se hace hincapié en el inglés diario práctico y las habilidades de comunicación.

ESL CONVERSATIONAL

CONVERSATIONAL ESL – LEVEL 1 – BEGINNER to INTERMEDIATE (ENS-307E)

For students with the ability to hold a basic conversation using English language skills at a minimum to fair level of understanding.  This class will increase confidence and allow students to be more comfortable holding a conversation in English and increase vocabulary.  This class is NOT appropriate for Early Beginner students.

Our next round of English Language classes will begin in January 2024. We offer classes in the mornings (9:30-11:30) OR evenings (6-8). The classes meet twice per week, either Monday/Wednesday, OR Tuesday/Thursday. You can pick whatever works best for your schedule. The 10-week course is $300. You can register online or in person.

Nuestra pr√≥xima ronda de clases de ingl√©s comenzar√° en enero 2024. Ofrecemos clases por la ma√Īana (9:30-11:30) O por la noche (6-8). Las clases se re√ļnen dos veces por semana, ya sea lunes/mi√©rcoles o martes/jueves. Puede elegir lo que mejor se adapte a su horario. El curso de 10 semanas cuesta $300. Puede registrarse en l√≠nea o en persona.

PLACEMENT TESTS / PRUEBAS DE COLOCACI√ďN

All new students must register for a placement test, held in CCM’s testing center in the Library building. Test fee is $20.¬†

Todos los estudiantes nuevos deben registrarse para una prueba de ubicación, que se lleva a cabo en el centro de pruebas de CCM en el edificio de la Biblioteca. El costo de la prueba es de $20. 

Placement test dates/times are below. Click on the time to register for a test:

Tuesday, December 12 at 3:30, 4:15, or 5:00 p.m.

Monday, December 18 at 5:30, 6:15, or 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 10 at 3:30, 4:15, or 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 11 at 5:30, 6:15, or 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 13 at 8:30, 9:15, or 10:00 a.m.

Winter/Spring Class Schedule

Click on the course number to register:

WINTER/EARLY SPRING 2024 РMORNING CLASSES are 9:30-11:30 a.m.  All classes $300.

28761. Foundations of English. Monday and Wednesday, January 22-March 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: TBD. Instructor: Gabriela Enser.

28762. Foundations of English. Tuesday and Thursday, January 23-March 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: HH-215. Instructor: Olga Phelps.

28763. Early Beginner, Part 1. Tuesday and Thursday, January 23-March 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: TBD. Instructor: Gabriela Enser.

28764. Early Beginner, Part 2. Monday and Wednesday, January 22-March 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: TBD. Instructor: Rebecca Uong.

28765. Early Beginner, Part 2. Tuesday and Thursday, January 23-March 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: TBD. Instructor: Norma Pravec.

28766. Beginner, Part 1. Monday and Wednesday, January 22-March 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: HPE-216. Instructor: Anna Taylor.

28767. Beginner, Part 2.  Monday and Wednesday, January 22-March 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: HH-215. Instructor: Joan Pinto.

28768. Beginner, Part 2.  Tuesday and Thursday, January 23-March 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: HH-212. Instructor: Genetie Ejigu.

28769. Intermediate, Part 1. Monday and Wednesday, January 22-March 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: HH-212. Instructor: Kate Sa.

28770. Intermediate, Part 2.  Tuesday and Thursday, January 23-March 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: MTC-103. Instructor: Michael Keane.

28771. Advanced Intermediate, Part 1.  Monday and Wednesday, January 22-March 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: CH-162. Instructor: Sharon Ferreira

28772. ESL Conversational. Monday and Wednesday, January 22-March 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: DH-107. Instructor: Brian Sferra.

28789. ESL Pronunciation. Saturdays, January 27-May 18 (no class March. 30), 9:00-11:30 a.m. Location: TBD. Instructor: Jameelah Reese-Bentley.

WINTER/EARLY SPRING 2024 РEVENING CLASSES are 6-8 p.m.  All classes $300.

28773. Foundations of English. Monday and Wednesday, January 22-March 27, 6-8 p.m. Location: HH-111. Instructor: Olga Phelps.

28774. Foundations of English. Tuesday and Thursday, January 23-March 28, 6-8 p.m. Location: HH-111. Instructor: CCM Staff.

28775. Early Beginner, Part 1. Monday and Wednesday, January 22-March 27, 6-8 p.m. Location: HH-215. Instructor: Bianca Caruso.

28776. Early Beginner, Part 2. Monday and Wednesday, January 22-March 27, 6-8 p.m. Location: HH-212. Instructor: Genetie Ejigu.

28790. Early Beginner, Part 2. Tuesday and Thursday, January 23-March 28, 6-8 p.m. Location: CH-104. Instructor: Anna Taylor.

28778. Early Beginner, Part 2. Tuesday and Thursday, January 23-March 28, 6-8 p.m. Location: CH-151. Instructor: Jennifer Zirkel.

28779. Beginner, Part 1. Monday and Wednesday, January 22-March 27, 6-8 p.m. Location: CH-263. Instructor: Celeste Kaitsa.

28780. Beginner, Part 1.  Tuesday and Thursday, January 23-March 28, 6-8 p.m. Location: HH-212. Instructor: Genetie Ejigu.

28781. Beginner, Part 2.  Monday and Wednesday, January 22-March 27, 6-8 p.m. Location: CH-260. Instructor: Rebecca Uong.

28782. Beginner, Part 2.  Tuesday and Thursday, January 23-March 28, 6-8 p.m. Location: CH-210. Instructor: Mario Benitez.

28783. Beginner, Part 2.  Tuesday and Thursday, January 23-March 28, 6-8 p.m. Location: HH-215. Instructor: Joan Pinto.

28784. Intermediate, Part 1. Tuesday and Thursday, January 23-March 28, 6-8 p.m. Location: HH-204. Instructor: Norma Pravec.

28785. Intermediate, Part 2.  Monday and Wednesday, January 22-March 27, 6-8 p.m. Location: CH-162. Instructor: Michael Keane.

28786. Intermediate, Part 2.  Tuesday and Thursday, January 23-March 28, 6-8 p.m. Location: CH-162. Instructor: Candice Jahn.

28787. Advanced Intermediate, Part 1.  Tuesday and Thursday, January 23-March 28, 6-8 p.m. Location: CH-260. Instructor: Michael Keane.

28788. ESL Conversational.  Monday and Wednesday, January 22-March 27, 6-8 p.m. Location: DH-107. Instructor: Brian Sferra.

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