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Adventist Community Services of GW - ESL for Beginners & Advanced

Program Info

501 Sligo Ave Silver Spring, MD 20910
Ken Flemmer
301-585-6556
9am-4pm

 

General Information

  • $25-$50
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
9-11 and 6-8 No
No
No
Request details at registration

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County
  • Eastern Montgomery

Course Location(s):

  • Adventist Community Center - 501 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Course Info

4

8

5

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Social Service Support
  • Computer Classes
  • Computer Lab

Adventist Community Services of GW - ESL for Health Workers

Program Info

501 Sligo Ave Silver Spring, MD 20910
Dr. Shaw
301-585-6556
M9-4 W9-4

 

General Information

  • Over $100
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
M & W 8am -10am No
No
No
Request details at registration

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County
  • Eastern Montgomery

Course Location(s):

  • Adventist Community Center - 501 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Course Info

4

8

5

  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Social Service Support
  • Computer Classes
  • Computer Lab

Ana A. Brito Foundation Inc.

Program Info

9008 Rosemont Avenue Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Rev. Megan Blanchard
(301) 926-0424
10 am - 1 pm M, Tu, W, & F

 

General Information

  • Free
  • $25-$50
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekday: Afternoon (12-5pm)
Tu/W - 5-7pm Tu/F - 10am-12pm Yes
Yes, for children over 2 years old. No
No
Students are expected to attend classes and actively participate. Students are expected to call if unable to attend a class.

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • Epworth United Methodist Church, 9008 Rosemont Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
  • Online via Zoom

Course Info

4 hours per week

10-14

3

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
Quarterly Registration Events (August, January, & March)

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Tutoring
  • Social Service Support
  • Computer Classes

Bethesda Chevy Chase (BCC) English Conversation Club

Program Info

4805 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814
Patti Pancoe
conversationbcc@gmail.com
any time
Flyers

 

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
Wednesdays 11 AM - 12:30 PM No
No
No

Areas Served

  • Rockville
  • Bethesda

Course Location(s):

  • Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center - 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd floor, Room C, Bethesda MD

Course Info

1.5 hours/student/week

35

35 (Mid September - end of May)

  • Rolling Admission
no registration required

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

Briggs Center for Faith & Action - ESOL

Program Info

5148 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816
Marianna Dorn
301-229-7725
9:00-3:00

 

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekday: Afternoon (12-5pm)
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
No
No
Yes
Students are expected to attend class on a regular basis (usually two classes/week). Students are expected to participate and commit effort in their own self directed learning (outside of class). COVID-19 vaccination and masks are required for in-person classes and for 1:1 tutoring.

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Rockville
  • Bethesda
  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County
  • Eastern Montgomery

Course Location(s):

  • Zoom
  • 5148 Massachusetts Ave, Bethesda, MD 20816

Course Info

1.5-3 hours/week

8-19 weeks/session

Three - Fall, Spring, Summer

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
Register and take placement test anytime online. Registered students will be able to request seats in courses during enrollment periods, one week prior to the beginning of each semester. Check website for enrollment period dates.

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Citizenship
  • Tutoring
  • ESOL for Senior Citizens
  • Legal Support

CAPA-MC

Program Info

12774 Wisteria Drive, #115 Germantown, MD 20875
Vivian
(240) 630-2272
M-F

 

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekend: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekend: Afternoon (12-5pm)
No
No
No

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Rockville
  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • location 1
  • location 2

Learner Levels Served

CASA Workforce - Wheaton Welcome Centers

Program Info

11425 Grandview Ave Silver Spring, MD 20902
Rebecca Cusic
(301-273-4599
Mon-Fri 9 am- 5 pm
Flyers

 

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
Beginner English: Tuesday-Thursday 8 am to 10 am Intermediate English: Tuesday-Thursday 10 am to 12 pm No
No
No
This is a free drop-in class for community members who are seeking employment at CASA's welcome centers. Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Areas Served

  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • online

Course Info

6

Fall: 14; Winter/Spring: 23

2 (fall and winter/spring)

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
This is a free drop-in class for community members who are seeking employment at CASA's welcome centers.

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

CASA Workforce ESOL - Rockville Welcome Center

Program Info

14645 Rothgeb Drive Rockville, MD 20850
Rebecca Cusic
(301) 273-4599
Mon-Fri 9 am- 5 pm
Flyers

 

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
Beginner English: Tuesday-Thursday 8 am to 10 am Intermediate English: Tuesday-Thursday 10 am to 12 pm No
No
No
This is a drop-in class for community members who are seeking employment. Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • online

Course Info

6

Fall: 14; Winter/Spring: 23

2 (fall and winter/spring)

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
This is a free drop-in class for community members who are seeking employment at CASA's welcome centers.

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

CASA Workforce ESOL- Silver Spring Center

Program Info

734 University Blvd. East Silver Spring, MD 20903
Rebecca Cusic
(301) 273-4599
Mon-Fri 9 am- 5 pm
Flyers

 

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
Beginner English: Tuesday-Thursday 8 am to 10 am Intermediate English: Tuesday-Thursday 10 am to 12 pm No
No
No
This is a drop-in class for community members who are seeking employment. Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • Online

Course Info

6

Fall: 14; Winter/Spring: 23

2 (fall and winter/spring)

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
This is a free drop-in class for community members who are seeking employment at CASA's welcome centers.

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

CASA- Life Skills Evening ESOL

Program Info

7611 Piney Branch Road Takoma Park, MD 20912
Franco Cabrera
301-346-1566
9 am to 5 pm
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General Information

  • Over $50
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
Monday through Thursday from 7 pm to 9 pm (total of 8 hours of instruction per week) Yes
For in-person classes only, not virtual classes No
No
Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd, Takoma Park, MD 20912
  • Online

Course Info

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4 (Fall One, Fall Two, Winter, and Spring)

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
Online registration for Fall One 2023: 8/1/23; Online registration for Fall Two 2023: 10/17/23; Online registration for Winter 2024: 1/9/24; Online registration for Spring 2024: 3/26/24

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

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