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Spring 2013 - Schedule for Core Skills AND FOCUS ESL Classes


Core Skills ESL Program

These sequential courses offer the basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills that ESL students need to use English fluently. In order to move to the next level, students must show course mastery in Speaking/Listening and Reading/Writing or successfully complete at least 70 instructional hours (7.0 CEU) in one level. Successful completion of the core courses is necessary before taking most ESL Specialty courses. Books are required for each class and can be purchased from the Loudoun Campus bookstore (LR135).

All new students must take the ESL placement test before registering. Students will be placed in the appropriate level based on the results of the test (an oral interview and a writing sample).

Class locations are subject to change. The college does not provide transportation to or between class locations. For maps and directions see Student Information.

Non-Instructional Days: There will be no classes February 18, and March 11-17, 2013. Courses scheduled at Potomac Falls High School will not meet on March 27 and 28.

To register and pay online click on the course number.

INTEGRATED SKILLS COURSES - CONVERSATION AND WRITING
Integrated Skills courses combine speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Integrated courses are offered as part 1 and 2. Both parts must be completed before advancing to the next level.
ESLA 1710 INTEGRATED SKILLS - INTRO LEVEL
Monday and Wednesday, February 4 - May 8, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
(6.0 CEUs) $430 Location: Potomac Falls High School
ESLA 1711 INTEGRATED SKILLS - LOW BEGINNING
Monday and Wednesday, February 4 - May 8, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
(6.0 CEUs) $430 Location: Potomac Falls High School
OR
Tuesday and Thursday, February 5 - May 2, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(6.0 CEUs) $430 Location: Reston Center - Room 305
ESLA 1712 INTEGRATED SKILLS - BEGINNING
Tuesday and Thursday, February 5 - May 2, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(6.0 CEUs) $430 Location: Reston Center - Room 308
ESLA 1713 INTEGRATED SKILLS - HIGH BEGINNING
Tuesday and Thursday, February 5 - May 2, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(6.0 CEUs) $430 Location: Reston Center - Room 350
ESLA 1714 INTEGRATED SKILLS - LOW INTERMEDIATE
Tuesday and Thursday, February 5 - May 2, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(6.0 CEUs) $430 Location: Reston Center - Room 353
ESL SPEAKING AND LISTENING COURSES
Speaking/Listening courses focus on everyday listening and speaking skills to build and improve vocabulary and grammar. Activities include speaking and listening in class, working in small groups and role-playing.
ESLA 1732 SPEAKING/LISTENING SKILLS – BEGINNING
Monday and Wednesday, February 4 - May 8, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
(6.0 CEUs) $430 Location: Potomac Falls High School
ESLA 1733 SPEAKING/LISTENING SKILLS – HIGH BEGINNING
Monday and Wednesday, February 4 - May 8, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
(6.0 CEUs) $430 Location: Potomac Falls High School
ESLA 1734 SPEAKING/LISTENING SKILLS – LOW INTERMEDIATE
Monday and Wednesday, February 4 - May 8, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
(6.0 CEUs) $430 Location: Potomac Falls High School
ESLA 1934 INTERMEDIATE ORAL COMMUNICATION
Monday and Wednesday, February 11 - April 29, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
(5.0 CEUs) $390 Location: Signal Hill
OR
Tuesday and Thursday, February 5 - May 7, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
(5.0 CEUs) $390 Location: Reston Center - Room 354
ESL READING AND WRITING COURSES
These courses focus on building and improving English grammar, writing skills and vocabulary. The reading activities focus on speed, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. Students become more confident in writing English.
ESLA 1752 READING/WRITING SKILLS – BEGINNING
Tuesday and Thursday, February 5 - May 7, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
(6.0 CEUs) $430 Location: Potomac Falls High School
ESLA 1753 READING/WRITING SKILLS – HIGH BEGINNING
Tuesday and Thursday, February 5 - May 7, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
(6.0 CEUs) $430 Location: Potomac Falls High School
ESLA 1754 READING/WRITING SKILLS – LOW INTERMEDIATE
Tuesday and Thursday, February 5 - May 7, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
(6.0 CEUs) $430 Location: Potomac Falls High School
ESLA 1911 INTERMEDIATE READING AND COMPOSITION
Tuesday and Thursday, February 11 - April 25, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
(5.0 CEUs) $390 Location: Signal Hill

ESL FOCUS COURSES

These skill-based courses help students to acquire the necessary English language skills they need to succeed in daily life. Students can focus on specific language skills, such as pronunciation, spelling, and grammar. These courses can be taken alone or in addition to the core and intensive courses. In order to move to the next level students must show course mastery in "Core Courses" or successfully complete at least 70 instructional hours (7 CEU) in one level. New students must take the ESL placement test before enrolling. Books are required for each class and can be purchased from the Loudoun Campus bookstore (LR135).

For Intro and Low Beginning Level ESL Students

ESLA 1881 VOCABULARY AND SPELLING - INTRO/LOW BEGINNING
Monday - Thursday, January 29 - May 1, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
(4.0 CEUs)    $380     Location: Signal Hill
ESLA 1891 PRONUNCIATION AND SPEECH- INTRO/LOW BEGINNING
Monday - Thursday, January 29 - May 1, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
(4.0 CEUs)    $380     Location: Signal Hill

For Beginning Level ESL Students

ESLA 1882 VOCABULARY AND SPELLING - BEGINNING
Monday - Thursday, January 29 - May 1, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
(4.0 CEUs)    $380     Location: Signal Hill
ESLA 1892 PRONUNCIATION AND SPEECH - BEGINNING
Monday - Thursday, January 29 - May 1, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
(4.0 CEUs)    $380     Location: Signal Hill
ESLA 1878 GRAMMAR AND CONVERSATION - BEGINNING
Tuesday and Thursday, April 2 - May 23, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
(4.0 CEUs)    $360     Location: Potomac Falls High School
ESLA 1792 BEGINNING GRAMMAR
Saturday, February 2 - March 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
(2.0 CEUs)    $195     Location: Signal Hill
ESLA 1814 BEGINNING WRITING
Saturday, March 23 - April 27, 9:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
(2.0 CEUs)    $195     Location: Signal Hill

For High Beginning Level ESL Students

ESLA 1883 VOCABULARY AND SPELLING - HIGH BEGINNING
Monday - Thursday, January 29 - May 1, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
(4.0 CEUs)    $380     Location: Signal Hill
ESLA 1893 PRONUNCIATION AND SPEECH - HIGH BEGINNING
Monday - Thursday, January 29 - May 1, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
(4.0 CEUs)    $380     Location: Signal Hill
ESLA 1878 GRAMMAR AND CONVERSATION - HIGH BEGINNING
Tuesday and Thursday, April 2 - May 23, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
(4.0 CEUs)    $360     Location: Potomac Falls High School
ESLA 1817 FOCUS ON GRAMMAR
Saturday, February 2 - March 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
(2.0 CEUs)    $195     Location: Signal Hill
ESLA 1815 FOCUS ON WRITING
Saturday, March 23 - April 27, 9:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
(2.0 CEUs)    $195     Location: Signal Hill

For Low Intermediate Level ESL Students

ESLA 1884 VOCABULARY AND SPELLING - LOW INTERMEDIATE
Monday - Thursday, January 29 - May 1, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
(4.0 CEUs)    $380     Location: Signal Hill
ESLA 1894 PRONUNCIATION AND SPEECH - LOW INTERMEDIATE
Monday - Thursday, January 29 - May 1, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
(4.0 CEUs)    $380     Location: Signal Hill
ESLA 1878 GRAMMAR AND CONVERSATION - LOW INTERMEDIATE
Tuesday and Thursday, April 2 - May 23, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
(4.0 CEUs)    $360     Location: Potomac Falls High School
ESLA 1818 MORE FOCUS ON GRAMMAR
Saturday, February 2 - March 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
(2.0 CEUs)    $195     Location: Signal Hill
ESLA 1816 MORE FOCUS ON WRITING
Saturday, March 23 - April 27, 9:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
(2.0 CEUs)    $195     Location: Signal Hill

For Intermediate and Advanced Level ESL Students

ESLA 1879 ACADEMIC VOCABULARY
Monday - Thursday, January 29 - May 1, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
(4.0 CEUs)    $380     Location: Signal Hill
ESLA 1917 INTERMEDIATE GRAMMAR
Tuesday and Thursday, April 2 - May 9, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
(3.0 CEUs) $295 Location: Potomac Fall High School

ESLA 1916 ADVANCED WRITING                
Wednesday, February 13 - May 8, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
(3.0 CEUs) $295 Location: Reston Center - Room 349
ESLA 1946 ACCENT IMPROVEMENT              
Thursday, February 14 - May 9, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
(3.0 CEUs) $295 Location: Reston Center - Room 308

More ESL classes are available in Specialty ESL and Intensive English. F-1 students need to speak with the ESL Coordinator for Specialty ESL course selection.