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Program Information

Our Community Life and Work ESL program offers a unique curriculum to prepare adult learners of English for a variety of daily life and workplace situations. Learners engage in activities that focus on academic and career areas of interest, while acquiring essential language skills through listening, speaking, reading, and writing during our face-to-face group lessons. Additionally, each student will have access to our online learning lab to engage in activities that focus on topics of both general and academic interest, as well as over 40 specific careers to build vocabulary specifically for his or her dream job.  

Why should you study in our evening Community Life and Work ESL Program?

If you want to improve your fluency for practical real-world communication in an educational, workplace, family, or community setting, then our evening ESL program is for you!

  • Build confidence
  • Be part of a fun, supportive environment
  • Improve your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
  • Explore career options
  • Gain the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace
  • Learn about educational and training opportunities
  • Develop digital literacy skills
  • Transition into our daytime Intensive English Language Program to prepare for direct admission to Salem State University

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Levels

An average student studying six hours a week for 12 weeks (72 total guided learning hours) should be able to make learning gains within the target exit ranges listed below.

Program Level

CEFR Entrance

CEFR Exit

ACTFL Entrance

ACTFL Exit

GSE Entrance

GSE Exit

5

B1

B1

Intermediate Low

Intermediate Mid

43-47

47-48

4

A2

A2+

Novice High

Intermediate Low

36-40

40-42

3

A1

A2

Novice Mid

Novice High

28-33

33-35

2

<A1

A1

Novice Low

Novice Mid

19-25

25-27

1

<A1

<A1

Novice Low

Novice Low

10-13

13-19

Please note: Levels may be combined at times depending on student enrollment and placement.

Sample Schedule

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6-9 pm

Community Life and Work ESL (Levels 1-2)

 

 

Community Life and Work ESL (Levels 3-5)

 

 

Community Life and Work ESL (Levels 1-2)

 

Computer Lab

Community Life and Work ESL (Levels 3-5)

 

Computer Lab

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Dates and Costs

The Community Life and Work ESL program runs in the evening throughout the year. There are six convenient start dates that run for six weeks. We continuously accept applications but recommend students to apply by the recommended deadlines below. Students visiting the United States on a B-1 visa are welcome to apply for short-term study in this program.

Semester 

Deadline

Information and Placement  

Free Trial Class Dates

Program Dates 

Spring I 

February 11

January 21

January 28

February 4

February 11

March 28

March 29

2019: February 12 – March 29

Spring II 

April 1

March 4

March 11

March 18

April 1

May 2

May 3

2019: April 2 – May 10

Summer I

May 20

April 29

May 6

May 13

May 20

June 27

June 28

2019: May 21 – June 28

Summer II

July 8

June 17

June 24

July 1

July 8

August 15

August 16

2019: July 9 – August 16

Fall I

September 3

 

October 17

October 18

2019: September 4 – October 18

Fall II

October 22

 

December 12

December 13

2019: October 24 – December 13

 

Costs per Six-Week Session

Description of Fees 

6 Weeks 

12 Weeks*

Tuition and Course Materials (6 hours per week) 

$537.20 

$1,074.40

University Required Fees 

$61.80 

$123.60 

Total

$599.00 

$1,198.00 

*Students who register for two consecutive 6-week sessions (12 weeks) at the beginning of a semester (January, May, September) are eligible to set up a monthly payment plan.

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Application Requirements

To qualify for admission to the evening Community Life and Work ESL program, applicants must be at least 17 years old. Applicants need to complete our free online application and upload a copy of a photo ID (e.g. state ID card, passport, permanent residency card).

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Curriculum

General English Topics: personal information, at school, friends and family, health, around town, time, shopping, work, daily living, free time

Career Readiness Skills: selling yourself, building self-confidence, volunteering, job applications, successful interviews, small talk, improving relationships, giving and receiving criticisms, the right attitude, writing at work and school

Career English Areas: accounting, air traffic, banking, business, caregivers, doctors, engineering, finance, high-tech, hotel, legal, nurses, office, relocation, teachers, travel

 

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Shawn Wolfe
Associate Director, English Language Programs
North Campus, Sullivan Building, Room 114
978.542.7002

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