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Fall 2015 English Classes

Our English language classes help you develop your English language skills by learning and practicing speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Classes are small, enabling lessons to be individually designed to meet learners’ needs.

Discussions focus on workplace communication and U.S. culture. Respect for all cultures is emphasized. Tutorial support is available as needed or desired.

Beginning Level English
Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 6 to December 10, 1 to 3 p.m. Photo Lab 302

Curriculum focuses on improving learners' communication skills. Lessons are developed based on work and home needs with an emphasis on expanding vocabulary and improving students’ command of basic English grammar.— Kerrita Mayfield, instructor

Intermediate Level English with Introductory Computer
Mondays & Wednesdays, October 14 to December 9, 1 to 3 p.m., Photo Lab 302

Learners will work at an intermediate level to improve everyday communication skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing English. Lessons will focus on language needs for work and home, with the goal of enabling students to communicate effectively and confidently.   —Amy Brodigan, Instructor

English for Dining Commons Staff
Mondays & Wednesdays, October 5 to December 9, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

This class is geared specifically for employees of Berkshire and Hampshire Dining Commons.  It integrates speaking and writing skills, with a particular focus on the language skills necessary for dietary workers. — Kerrita Mayfield, instructor

English for Custodial Services Staff
Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 6 to December 10, 5 to 7 p.m.

This class is geared for night shift maintainers in Custodial Services. It integrates speaking and writing skills, with a focus on the language skills and vocabulary essential for maintainers.  — Sharon Feeney, instructor