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No time for a daytime English class?

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No time for a daytime English class?

Our evening program can help you improve your fluency for practical communication in an educational, workplace, or community setting!

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Our Community Life and Work ESL program gives students the practical English language training they need to bridge the gap between daily life, the classroom and the world of work. 

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 mixed level group lessons. Apply Now

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Program Entry

  • Academic requirements: N/A
  • Immigration requirements: Suitable for part-time students, including those studying short term while visiting on a B-1/B-2 visa; Not suitable for maintaining full-time status for F-1/J-1 visa holders
  • Age Requirements: 17 years and above
  • English language requirements: Novice – Intermediate High (Students are assessed for placement.)
  • Level 1-2: Novice Low – Novice High (GSE 10-29 <A1-A1)
  • Level 3-5: Intermediate Low – Intermediate High (GSE 30-50 A2-B1)

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

  • 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

Curriculum highlights

In addition to interactive group lessons to build general language skills, students engage in project-based lessons to develop vocabulary, interpersonal communication, and presentational speaking and writing skills for specific career areas that interest them. Below are the career clusters we can assist with: 

  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
  • Business, Management, and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, Sales, and Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
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Connect with Salem State’s American Language and Culture Institute -- we're here to help! 

Center for International Education, Sullivan Building, Suite 114, North Campus 

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