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Courses


Choose from fast-track language courses in the classroom or online to quickly gain critical speaking skills for the workplace or choose a combination of more intensive courses.


 

Non-Native Speakers of English

Classes are for non-native speakers who need to improve their English language skills and their overall fluency in English for general, business, or special purposes - not for an academic degree.  First-time enrolled ESOL students must take the Level of English Proficiency (LOEP) test. All students should complete a LOEP Assessment. LOEP Score Guidelines for choosing the appropriate class level.  English/ESOL classes offered: Intensive English 1, 2 and 3, Pronunciation, Grammar (intermediate and advanced), Conversation (intermediate and advanced) and TOEFL Exam Prep.

Intermediate Conversation - LGO0101

This course presents non-native speakers with the essential language skills for effective oral communication at the intermediate level. Using real English for today's world, students will develop both listening comprehension and oral expression skills using highly practical, communicative language in a variety of situations.

 

Advanced Conversation  - LGO0102

This course is designed for non-native English speakers at an advanced level who want to improve their oral communication and overall fluency in order to communicate better at work and in daily situations. Ten essential model conversations and unique "Discussion Builders" provide a wide array of conversation strategies for developing confident, competent communication. Discussion will focus on contemporary and daily topics as well as on situational English for specific situations.

 

Intermediate Grammar  - LGO0103

Expand your current language skills using intermediate grammatical structures in workplace situations, general everyday conversations, and in writing. Key grammatical points covered will include verbs, pronouns, count/non-count nouns, adjectives, adverbs, gerunds, infinitives, comparatives/superlatives, passive voice, articles and other/another.

 

Advanced Grammar  - LGO0104

Improve your overall skills using advanced grammatical structures in workplace situations, general everyday conversations, and in writing. Key grammatical points covered will include verb tenses, adverb clauses, subject/verb agreement, nouns/pronouns, passive voice, noun and adjective clauses, gerunds, infinitives and conditionals.

 

Pronunciation - LGO0100

Increase the effectiveness of your communication skills by learning to correctly produce the sounds and sound combinations of American English. Improved pronunciation skills will help you to express yourself more clearly and be better understood in all of your speaking situations.

 

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Preparation

Sharpen both your language and academic skills while learning effective test-taking strategies to prepare for the TOEFL iBT. Designed for intermediate English language learners, this instructional approach to test preparation will help you identify and study for the information necessary for success on the exam. 


 

Intensive English

Build your limited or basic English skills to advanced English quickly and comprehensively using this combined approach to language learning. The integrated focus of this course on basic grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural information with high-interest themes will help you efficiently and effectively achieve your language goals.


Intensive English I: Combined Skills for Everyday Communication - LGO0113

Build your limited to basic English skills quickly and comprehensively using this combined approach to language learning. The integrated focus of this course on basic grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural information with high- interest themes will help you efficiently and effectively achieve your language goals.

 

Intensive English II: Combined Skills for Everyday Communication - LGO0114

Build your low intermediate to high intermediate English skills quickly and comprehensively using this combined approach to language learning. The integrated focus of this course on basic grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural information with high-interest themes will help you efficiently and effectively achieve your language goals.

 

Intensive English III: Combined Skills for Everyday Communication - LGO0115

Build your high intermediate to advanced English skills quickly and comprehensively using this combined approach to language learning. The integrated focus of this course on basic grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural information with high-interest themes will help you efficiently and effectively achieve your language goals.



American Sign Language

Through this effort, we hope to meet the needs of our community. Students may complete this program in approximately two years. Students can take no more than one sign language class at a time. These courses award Continuing Education Credits (CEU's) and do not apply toward a College degree. Students interested in becoming registered interpreters should contact www.rid.org for information.

American Sign Language I - HPO0047

Students at this level should have had little or no exposure to American Sign Language (ASL). Instruction and student response at this level is recommended to be in ASL only. The course will cover the pathological and cultural aspects of Deafness which includes the ear and hearing loss, as well as an introduction to Deaf Culture and Deaf Community. Additionally, the course will cover fingerspelling, numbers, ASL grammar, facial expressions, vocabulary and basic ASL sentence construction. It is recommended that students begin having selected contact within the Deaf community as a requirement of this course.

 

American Sign Language II - HPO0053

Students at this level should possess the content knowledge contained in ASL 1. Instruction and student response is recommended to be in ASL only. The course will cover Deaf history, educational philosophies, current methods of educating Deaf children, and adaptive equipments. This course will expand on fingerspelling, numbers, and vocabulary. Additionally, the course will cover regional variations, classifier handshapes and referents, verbs and adjective usage in ASL. It is recommended that students interpret and present basic ASL literature stories as required. Students will participate in a Deaf Club event as a requirement of this course. 

 


 

Community English

INGLES MINIMO courses provide a quick, easy way for native Spanish speakers to get started learning basic, useful English words and phrases for everyday use. An instructor fluent in English and Spanish will use a non-academic, non-grammar approach.

English for Spanish Speakers I - LGO0111

Designed for Spanish-speaking people with limited or no prior knowledge of English, this course provides an easy and quick way to learn limited amounts of U. S. English and functional phrases for everyday use. Instructors are fluent and teach in both English and Spanish so that students have the opportunity to receive instruction and clarification in their native language. This is a non-academic and non-grammar based course.

 

English for Spanish Speakers II - LGO0120

This is the second part to English for Spanish Speakers: Ingles Minimo 2, which continues to provide a quick, easy way for native Spanish speakers to continue learning basic useful English words and phrases. An instructor fluent in English and Spanish will use a non-academic, non-grammar approach.

 

English for Spanish Speakers III - LGO0133

This course is a continuation of minimal English instruction allowing additional practice for students to improve their English skills.


 

Community Spanish

Classes are a non-academic and non-grammar based approach designed for persons who want an easy and quick way to learn limited amounts of community and occupational specific Spanish.

CS Community Spanish

Connect with your Spanish-speaking clients, co- workers, and community with Community Spanish! With this quick, easy approach, you'll rapidly learn key words and phrases used most frequently in routine, daily communications. Your new Spanish language skills will help you expand your impact with the diverse communities and customers of South Florida; increase workforce productivity, safety and employment options; and enhance your professional and personal communication effectiveness. This course uses a non-academic and non-grammar approach that requires no prior knowledge of Spanish.

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