Basic English as a Second Language (BESL) Classes
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To register for any non-credit Basic English as a Second Language course, students must first take a placement test in the Assessment Center, Room B118. Spring classes begin January 22, 2018 and end May 25, 2018. Cost $375.00 for each class.
This introductory course is for non-native speakers who want to begin learning English.
Speak/Listen/Read/Write Level I
This Level 1 class provides the foundation for the four primary skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Related skills such as vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation, meaning and usage will also be covered.
|03||Wed||11 a.m.–2:50 p.m||H125|
Speak/Listen/Read/Write Level II
This Level 2 class will offer an integrated-skills approach to learning English. Students will read longer articles, discuss them in groups, answer comprehension questions and write paragraphs and short essays as well as practice listening and speaking skills.
|02||M/W||11 a.m.–12:50 p.m.||H168|
|03||Tu/Th||11 a.m.–12:50 p.m.||H125|
|70||Sat||12-4 p.m.||Chelsea 404|
|W||M/W||2-4 p.m.||South End|
Speak/Listen/Read/Write Level III
This Level 3 class offers an integrated-skills approach to learning English. Students will read longer articles and make short presentations. They will further develop their English language proficiency in grammar and vocabulary through reading, writing and discussion in the context of varying themes.
|03||Fri||11 a.m.–3:10 p.m.||H152|
|04||M/W||11 a.m.–12:50 p.m.||H171|
Speak/Listen/Read/Write Level IV
In BSL-004, students will continue developing the primary skills they learned in BSL-001 and BSL-003. We’ll strengthen writing skills using techniques such as writing multiple drafts, revising, editing and proofreading. The course will prepare students to deliver oral presentations to large groups using visual aids, secondary sources and level-appropriate vocabulary. Students will read articles, hold in-class discussions and debates, work in groups and write reflections in order to interact naturally in English. This class offers considerable practice with pronunciation and accent modification.
All new students must take a placement test in the Assessment Center, Room B118.