English Language Learners

We offer several free regular classes to local English Language Learners as well as special events. See course descriptions for upcoming classes and volunteer opportunities below.

Registration is now open for our Fall 2021 Session! You can sign up for classes by visiting our registration page -- click the link below:

 

English Conversation Course (In-Person)

This course is focused primarily on speaking and listening skills. It meets once a week on Tuesday evenings, and tends to be best for intermediate or advanced students, or for beginners who feel ready for speaking practice. Each week, there is a large-group introduction to a weekly topic. After the presentation, each student is matched with a fluent English speaker for one-to-one or small group conversation practice using guiding conversation questions.  Childcare is provided.

 

English Conversation Course (Online)

This online course is focused primarily on speaking and listening skills. It is a flexible course with no set meeting time, and tends to be best for intermediate or advanced students, or for beginners who feel ready for speaking practice. Each student is matched with a fluent English speaker for one-to-one conversation practice. Each week, students will receive a video and materials related to the weekly topic, and then schedule a time to practice conversation with their partner using guiding conversation questions. 

 

Level One English (Online Only)

This is a traditional English class for beginners that meets on Zoom once a week on Tuesday evenings. A $25 textbook fee is required for new and returning students (scholarship is available upon request). 

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at esl@highrockacton.org.

 

There are many ways you can get involved! We are currently looking for:

Conversation Partners — Fluent English speakers to practice one-on-one with our students for our in-person or online classes — no previous teaching experience necessary! Childcare is available for in-person volunteers. Click HERE to sign up as a Conversation Partner for Fall 2021!

Childcare Workers — We are looking for adults and teens to help provide childcare during our in-person ELL classes. This is a crucial service that separates our courses from many other local offerings, allowing many students to access English courses for the first time. In-person courses for our fall session will be held on Tuesday evenings. If interested, email esl@highrockacton.org

Video Interview Team Members  — Help us demonstrate a sample English conversation for our Conversation Course participants!  For our fall session, we will plan to present and record an interview during the Tuesday evening class time on the weekly topic. We will then edit and post this interview for our virtual class participants. We are looking for interviewers, interviewees, and tech volunteers to help us generate our content. If interested, email esl@highrockacton.org

Language Support Team Members — volunteers proficient in a language other than English who would be willing to help us communicate with potential students and/or translate materials. If interested, email esl@highrockacton.org

 

To learn more about any of these opportunities, email Jenna at esl@highrockacton.org

 

 

 

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