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.
Every Tuesdays September 23 thru' December 16 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.
Every Wednesdays September 24 thru' December 10 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.
|Professional Conversation||Text Talk|
|Steven Silverman||Terry Curtin|
|Week 8||11/11-NO Class||11/12/2014|
|Week 13||12/16/2014||12/17/2014 (Rain Date)|
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Registration for Employees
Please note that class space is limited. Preference will be given to employees. Depending on space availability, spouses/significant others may enroll.