ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
The goal of the program is for students to develop and refine listening, speaking, reading, writing, and computer skills, so that they can make rapid progress toward academic, vocational, or employment “next steps.” Two services, Distance and Online Learning for ESOL Students and the Citizenship Program, provide additional support. This program serves over 200 students annually in four levels of classes.
The department offers basic to intermediate instruction to adults from more than 30 countries. All levels include level-appropriate listening, speaking, reading, writing, math, and computer instruction. Many students graduate to Adult Basic Education (ABE) and HiSET courses, where they typically thrive.
Class size is capped at 20 to ensure that students receive the instructional time and support they need. Volunteers provide individual or small-group tutorials outside of class to reinforce classroom instruction.
Distance and Online Learning for ESOL Students
NDEC is the hub for and a partner in ESOL distance and online learning with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Hybrid Class: Online and Face-to-Face
Participation in this class provides many ways to build language skills: instruction, a weekly conversation class, an online community website and blog, and other resources. Each week, participants spend a minimum of 4 hours in class and 3 hours online.
For further information, please contact Margaret Lanen, SND, Distance Learning Coordinator, at (617) 268-1912 x303, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizenship classes are offered to students who are in the process of naturalization. The classes focus on the basics of United States history, the role of its government, and the responsibilities of its citizens. Assistance is provided in the preparation of the N400 naturalization application. Case management and immigration counseling services are available.
To enroll in citizenship classes, students must be at least 18 years old; have had their Green Card for at least 5 years (at least 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen); be prepared to present their Green Card at the first class; and speak, read, and write basic English at the NDEC ESOL Level 3 or 4 (or test to that level if not enrolled in NDEC classes). There is a $75.00 registration fee due at time of acceptance for applicants who are not NDEC students.
For further information or to apply, please contact Sr. Gerry Stanton, SND, Immigration Case Manager, at (617) 268-1912, or email email@example.com.
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(617) 268-1912 ex. 245
Immigration Case Manager
Sr. Gerry Stanton
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Patricia Drake - Learning Coach
Diana Satin - Learning Coach
Sr. Margaret McLaughlin
Send ESOL a Message
Sr. Catherine O'Brien
Sr. Margaret Lanen - Coordinator
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