ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING (ELL)

CCM’s 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.

 

Early Beginner, Beginner and Intermediate levels are made up of three units (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) that allow the learner to logically progress and build upon new knowledge. Students remain in a class level for several sessions to assure mastery of all of the concepts and content that will successfully transition the student to the next level. There is one book specific to each class level and students will work through the book. Advanced level students will improve English language mastery, using skills that are critical to the workplace or future academic studies. 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.

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. ENS-213.

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. ENS-226.

This level focuses on English skills necessary to communicate effectively on health and nutrition topics, understand U.S. concepts of time and money, access transportation and travel, understand safety and security issues and comprehend consumer education issues. ENS-215.

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. ENS-214.

This course familiarizes students with the format and content of the TOEFL test. Prepare for this exam through practice tests, grammar review, listening comprehension exercises, vocabulary review, reading and writing practice. ENS-255.

Summer Conversation Class for ELL Students at CCM!

July 9 - August 7


This summer class will help students improve fluency and confidence with English speaking skills in a fun, affordable, and casual setting.

There is an Early Beginner-to-Beginner class, and an Intermediate-to-Beyond class, both offered in the morning and the evening. Open to everyone–current students, future students, or anyone interested in improving conversational English skills. No placement test, simply register at the level where you are most comfortable.

CCM’s instructors will focus on the following areas:

  • Pronunciation
  • Functional English: small talk, telephone skills, giving or asking advice, making purchases
  • Useful phrases
  • Current news discussion
  • American culture such as music, movies, and travel
  • Use of grammar

No homework! Have fun while improving your English communication skills!

All sections $99

For instructions on different ways to register, click here.

For Fall 2019: Registration is not yet open. For planning purposes, see tables for dates of courses. Registration will open in late July.

NEW STUDENTS


All NEW students for the English Language Learning program MUST complete a placement test at CCM’s TestCenter. You may register and pay for this test online (at least 3 business days prior to the test date) at: https://webadvisor.ccm.edu. Click on Continuing Education (Non-Credit) using the section numbers below. Or register in person at the Office of Records and Registration, Student Community Center, Room 220, Randolph. Registration hours are Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. No walk-ins will be accepted at the Test Center.

The registration fee for the test is $20. Refunds will not be issued for no-shows. If you need to change your test date, you may do so by going directly to the Office of Records and Registration and completing a Change of Registration with the new section number. Per CCM policy, a $10.00 drop fee will be charged. Requests for test changes are subject to availability. On the date/time of your placement test, you must bring a valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport). The testing center is located in the Learning Resource Center–1st floor, Room LRC-101.

RETURNING STUDENTS (AND NEW STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED PLACEMENT TESTING)

ESL Fall 2019 - Morning Classes
Early Beginner - Book 1 Beginner - Book 2 Intermediate - Book 3 Advanced - Book 4
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Instructor Bahner Mach Bahner Mach Martino Taylor Pravec Pravec Ferreira Ferreira
Date M/W 9/23-11/20 M/W 9/23-11/20 T/Th 9/24-11/21 T/Th 9/24-11/21 T/Th 9/24-11/21 M/W 9/23-11/20 M/W 9/23-11/20 T/Th 9/24-11/21 T/Th 9/24-11/21 M/W 9/23-11/20
Time 9:30 AM-11:30 AM 9:30 AM-11:30 AM 9:30 AM-11:30 AM 9:00 AM-11:00 AM 9:30 AM-11:30 AM 9:30 AM-11:30 AM 9:30 AM-11:30 AM 9:30 AM-11:30 AM 9:30 AM-11:30 AM 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room HH 215 HH 212 HH 215 HH 111 CH 156 LHT 109 DH 107 DH 107 LHT 109 TBD
Course # 88801 88802 88803 88804 88805 88806 88807 88808 88809 88810
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ESL Fall 2019 - Night Classes
Early Beginner - Book 1 Beginner - Book 2 Intermediate - Book 3 Advanced - Book 4
Part 1 Part 1 Part 2 Part 2 Part 3 Part 1 Part 2 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Instructor Gordon Bahner Sferra Gordon Bahner Publik Bowman Taylor Puizina Castriotta Sferra
Date M/W 9/23-11/20 T/Th 9/24-11/21 M/W 9/23-11/20 T/Th 9/24-11/21 M/W 9/23-11/20 T/Th 9/24-11/21 T/Th 9/24-11/21 M/W 9/23-11/20 T/Th 9/24-11/21 M/W 9/23-11/20 T/Th 9/24-11/21
Time 6-8 pm 6-8 pm 6-8 pm 6-8 pm 6-8 pm 6-8 pm 6-8 pm 6-8 pm 6-8 pm 6-8 pm 6-8 pm
Room HH 212 HH 215 HH 204 LHT 110 HH 215 HH 204 HPE 119 HPE 119 DH 107 HPE 216 TBD
Course # 88817 88811 88812 88813 88814 88815 88816 88818 88819 88820 88821
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All classes $299


REGISTRATION METHODS

Questions about English classes? wfd@ccm.edu or 973-328-5187