English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Our long-standing ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program is designed to educate the Queens community in the use of the English language. For more than thirty years, we have assisted families in acclimating to life in America by providing free English classes. The program is a place where participants can improve their English proficiency as well as their cultural competence, which are often essential for creating a successful life in the United States. Working with other organizations and facilities, the ESOL program provides various workshops and informational sessions covering a wide range of topics including financial literacy, health, and immigrant rights to help its adult participants gain the knowledge and skills necessary for long-term success.
Taught by highly qualified and dedicated teachers, our ESOL classes are designed to inform students of the rules of the English language, gain understanding of American life and culture, and provide a place to practice and improve communication skills as a community of English language learners. When students enter the ESOL program, our test specialists conduct a free assessment of the student’s English language level before placing them in an appropriate class, ranging from level 0 to level 5/6. These classes are designed to meet the individual needs of the students.
Classes are open to all individuals over the age of 17 on a First Come, First Serve basis. We offer two cycles of classes each year (from July-December and January-June). Classes are held in mornings and afternoons and, as always, are free of charge.
Call 718-353-4553 ext. 15 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and questions about enrollment.
The Registration Period for the next cycle of ESOL classes is 11/1/2017-11/30/2017. To register, you can sign up in person at the YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd. Flushing, NY 11355. Here, you will sign In at the front desk and ask for a Sign-up sheet for ESOL classes. These sheets are available in English, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish. Remember to leave your FULL NAME & Phone number. Or, you can call us at 718-353-4553 ext. 26 to leave a voicemail with your full name and phone number. We will call you back AFTER 11/20/2017 and Placement Tests will be scheduled for 12/11/2017-12/29/2017.
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