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Semesters and Intersessions

Semester/Intersession Dates
Fall Semester 2020 August 24, 2020 - December 13, 2020
Winter Intersession 2021 January 4, 2021 - February 14, 2021
Spring Semester 2021 February 22, 2021 - June 13, 2021
Summer Intersession 2021 June 21, 2021 - August 1, 2021
Fall Semester 2021 August 30, 2021 - December 19, 2021
 

SPRING 2021 CLASS SCHEDULE | February 22 - June 13

NOTES:
  • Zoom class: All instruction takes place during live Zoom class.  (100% Zoom)
  • Zoom + Canvas class: Most class instruction takes place during live Zoom class.  You will also have more classwork in Canvas.
  • Canvas class: You can study for the class any time.  You complete all work for the class in Canvas, and the instructor is available to meet with you weekly. (100% Canvas)

LEVEL CLASSES

In level classes, you will learn integrated English skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, idioms, and pronunciation.  Learn about Level Classes...

CLASSES
DATES
February 22 - June 13
(16 weeks)
February 22 - June 13
(16 weeks)
TYPE
Zoom + Canvas
Zoom + Canvas
CLASS TIME
M T W Th F
9:00AM-11:30AM
M T W Th
7:00PM-9:30PM
CANVAS COURSEWORK
1 hour per day required
1 hour per day required

SKILL CLASSES

Speaking

Speaking classes focus on listening comprehension and speaking skills.  Learn about Speaking classes...

CLASSES
DATES
March 1 - June 6
(14 weeks)
March 1 - June 6
(14 weeks)
March 1 - June 6
(14 weeks)
TYPE
Zoom
Zoom
Zoom
CLASS TIME
M W F
11:40AM-1:10PM
M W
5:00PM-6:30PM
Saturday
10:40AM-1:10PM

Writing

Writing classes focus on reading and writing skills using a variety of reading materials and topics.  Learn about Writing classes...

CLASSES
DATES
March 1 - June 6
(14 weeks)
March 1 - June 6
(14 weeks)
March 1 - June 6
(14 weeks)
TYPE
Zoom
Zoom
Zoom
CLASS TIME
T Th
11:40AM-1:10PM
T Th
5:00PM-6:30PM
Saturday
8:00AM-10:30AM


Reading

Reading classes focus on reading skills for academic and workplace success.  Learn about Reading classes...

CLASS
DATES
March 1 - June 6
(14 weeks)
March 1 - June 6
(14 weeks)
March 1 - April 18 (7 weeks)
-or- April 19 - June 6 (7 weeks)
TYPE
Zoom
Zoom
Canvas
CLASS TIME
M W
1:30PM-3:00PM
T Th 1:30PM-3:00PM
-or- T Th 5:15PM-6:45PM
Study any time.
Plan to spend 4 to 9 hours
on Canvas classwork each week.

 


SPECIALIZED SKILL CLASSES

These classes are for students who have a very specific goal such as preparing for the citizenship interview, TOEFL exam, or improving pronunciation. Learn about Specialized Skill classes...

  • TOEFL (L5-L6)

    Advanced reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills in preparation for standardized tests, such as Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

    DATES
    March 1 - June 6
    (14 weeks)
    March 8 - April 25
    (7 weeks)
    TYPE
    Zoom
    Canvas
    CLASS TIME
    T Th
    11:40AM-2:10PM
    Study any time. 
    Plan to spend 10 to 15 hours
    on Canvas classwork each week.
  • Citizenship Preparation (L3-L6)

    Preparation for the United States Citizenship interview. Recommended for non-native English speaking students with intermediate or advanced English skills.

    DATES
    March 1 - April 18
    (7 weeks)
    April 26 - June 13
    (7 weeks)
    TYPE
    Zoom
    Zoom
    CLASS TIME
    Saturday
    9:00AM-12:05PM
    Saturday
    9:00AM-12:05PM

 

  • Pronunciation & Communication Skills

    (L5-L6, VESL)

    Pronunciation for non-native speakers.  Focuses on improving articulation, stress, intonation patterns, and listening.

    DATES
    March 1 - May 23
    (12 weeks)
    TYPE
    Zoom
    CLASS TIME
    M W
    1:30PM-3:00PM
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VESL CAREER PATHS PROGRAM

The VESL Career Paths Program is a two-semester program designed to prepare Level 5 and 6 students who are looking to get a college degree, advance within their current profession, enter the workforce, or get a better job.  
  • VESL 1

    VESL 1 consists of 4 classes: VESL Speaking C, VESL Writing C, Career & Life Planning, and Computer Keyboarding.

    DATES
    February 22 - June 13
    (16 weeks)
    February 22 - June 13
    (16 weeks)
    TYPE
    Zoom + Canvas
    Zoom + Canvas
    CLASS TIME
    M T W Th
    9:30AM-11:00AM
    M T W Th
    7:00PM-8:30PM
    CANVAS COURSEWORK 
    1.5 hours per day required
    1.5 hours per day required
  • VESL 2

    VESL 2 consists of 2 classes: Microcomputer Applications (covers Windows Operating System, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) and a Lab

    DATES
    February 22 - June 13
    (16 weeks)
    February 22 - June 13
    (16 weeks)
    TYPE
    Zoom + Canvas
    Zoom + Canvas
    CLASS TIME
    M W
    9:30AM-11:30AM
    T Th
    7:00PM-9:00PM
    CANVAS COURSEWORK
    1.5 hours per day required
    1.5 hours per day required

VESL CLASSES

  • ESU: Real Estate (L5-L6, VESL)

    Real Estate vocabulary and topics including real estate law, types of properties, mortgage fundamentals, and property management. 

    DATES
    March 1 - May 23
    (12 weeks)
    TYPE
    Zoom
    CLASS TIME
    M W
    11:45AM-1:15PM
  • ESU: Accounting (L4-L6) 

    English for careers in accounting: vocabulary, cross-cultural awareness, ethics in accounting, problem solving techniques, and business idioms.

    DATES
    March 1 - May 23
    (12 weeks)
    TYPE
    Zoom
    CLASS TIME
    T Th
    11:45AM-1:15PM
  • ESL For Health Professionals (L5-L6, VESL)

    English for careers in healthcare. Medical vocabulary, medically-related documents and presentations.

    DATES
    March 8 - April 25
    (7 weeks)
    TYPE
    Canvas
    CANVAS COURSEWORK
    Study any time.
    Plan to spend 4 to 9 hours on
    Canvas classwork each week.
  • BASIC COMPUTING (L4-L6)

    Introduction to the personal computer, including terminology and basic computer operations in a Windows environment.  Create documents in applications such as Microsoft Word; includes basic computer maintenance and problem-solving techniques.

    DATES
    February 27 - April 17
    (8 weeks)
    April 24 - June 12
    (8 weeks)
    TYPE
    Zoom
    Zoom
    CLASS TIME
    Saturdays
    8:55AM-12:00PM
    Saturdays
    8:55AM-12:00PM