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Audience
All UMMS employees who want to learn to speak English fluently.

Cost
For UMMS employees, suggested donation is $20 for a 6-week program. Personal Checks Only - payable to "Literacy Volunteers of Worcester." No refunds.

ESL

Online Registration for Employees
We recommend that you sign up online to reserve your space in the class. Click here to go to the registration page. Search for "English as Second language" class from the "Program" sponsored by Human Resources.

Please note that class space is limited. Preference will be given to employees. Depending on space availability, spouses/significant others may enroll.

English as Second Language (ESL) Class

These culturally immersive English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are offered in partnership with Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester. Classes cover listening skills, pronunciation, vocabulary building, conversational English and integrating ideas/American lifestyles as well as opportunities for social interaction.

Spring 2014 Schedule & Course Description:

Text Talk

Every Wednesdays Feb 26 thru' May 14 from 6-8 p.m. Facilitator: Emma Britton

Description: In this class, we will explore topics most relevant to non-natives through lively English conversation. Conversational topics may include social etiquette in the U.S., current events, and local attractions and history. Through guided conversation, participants will improve their pronunciation and vocabulary. Each week, a short text at an intermediate level will also be read and discussed. The class objective is for participants to become more effective communicators in and outside their workplace environments at UMMS.

Summer 2014 Schedule  *New

Professional Conversation 

Every Tuesdays May 20 thru' June 24 from 6-8 p.m., Facilitator: Steve Silverman
Description:
Learn about life in the United States, gain confidence in your English skills, and make some new friends while practicing conversation. Participants will engage in activities that will enhance their English speaking ability in the workplace at UMass including discussions, debates and presentations on a variety of topics of interest. Time will be set aside to focus on specific student questions and requests.

Text Talk

Every Wednesdays May 21 thru' June 25 from 6-8 p.m. Facilitator: Terry Curtin

Description: In this class, we will explore topics most relevant to non-natives through lively English conversation. Conversational topics may include social etiquette in the U.S., current events, and local attractions and history. Through guided conversation, participants will improve their pronunciation and vocabulary. Each week, a short text at an intermediate level will also be read and discussed. The class objective is for participants to become more effective communicators in and outside their workplace environments at UMMS.

 

Week

Professional Conversation  (Tuesdays) 6-8 pm

Location : Room#S2-352, Main Campus Worcester

Text Talk (Wednesdays)  6-8pm

Location: Room # S2-352 , Main Campus Worcester

   

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5/27/14

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6/10/14

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6/17/14

6/18/14

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6/24/14

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Contact

For questions regarding the program/registration contact Lopa Dhal at 508-856-3236 or LandD@umassmed.edu . For questions regarding course content contact the Literacy Volunteers @ 508-754-8056 or email: litvolworc@gmail.com.