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English Language Center

2014 Summer ESL Class Schedule

Summer I
(May 12-June 26)

Summer II
(June 30-August 14)

Intensive Comprehensive Classes

Intensive Comprehensive Classes

Idioms & Vocabulary for
Conversation Classes

Conversation Classes

Grammar for Writing Classes

Writing Classes

Professional Writing  
*Business & Professional Certificate*

6 Steps to Clearer Pronunciation
*Online Pronunciation Class*













General Information:

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program offers community-based classes, intensive classes, and business classes, and online classes. Click here to find out which is right for you. Click here for Registration, placement, and testing Information.

All ESL classes will be held in Hickory Ridge and Duncan Hall buildings at Howard Community college campus. CLICK HERE for HCC Campus Map.

College will be closed on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day and Friday, July 4 for Independence Day  (No Classes).


2014 Summer I Class Schedule
Day classes: May 12(Mon)–June 12(Thu)
Evening classes: May 13(Tue)–June 26(Thu)    
NO CLASSES: May 26(Mon) Memorial Day
All Summer I classes will be in the Hickory Ridge building.

(A placement test is required. See registration times.)

INTENSIVE COMPREHENSIVE CLASSES
Improve all of your English skills in one intensive class: listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and grammar. The curriculum in all of the classes is academic and challenging yet very practical. These classes are perfect for you if you are preparing for college study or want a more demanding class. Content and complexity increase with each level. Book(s) are included in the course cost.

Pre-Beginning Comprehensive A
Free tuition; material fees collected during registration.
Mon-Thu 9:15am-12:00pm May 12-Jun 18

Pre-Beginning English A
$150. Course#YE-309.
Tue, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm May 13-Jun 26

English 1A $190. Course#YE-462.
English 2A $200. Course#YE-532.
English 3A $220. Course#YE-648.
English 4A $220. Course#YE-734.
English 5A $250. Course#YE-844.
Mon-Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm May 12-Jun 12 Hickory Ridge 
Tue, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm May 13-Jun 26 Hickory Ridge

IDIOMS AND VOCABULARY FOR CONVERSATION CLASSES
Idioms are words or phrases that cannot be translated exactly such as “go out on a limb" and “easy as pie.” These phrases are used frequently in conversations between Americans, on TV, on
the radio, and in newspapers, but they can be very confusing for English learners.  In this interactive class, you will learn commonly used vocabulary and American idioms while you improve your speaking skills.  You will practice your new vocabulary in pronunciation, spelling, reading, and conversation activities.  Content and complexity increase with each level. Book(s) are included in the course cost.

Idioms and Vocabulary for Conversation 1 $190. Course#YE-476.
Idioms and Vocabulary for Conversation 2 $200. Course#YE-568.
Idioms and Vocabulary for Conversation 3 $220. Course#YE-689.
Idioms and Vocabulary for Conversation 4 $220. Course#YE-774.
Idioms and Vocabulary for Conversation 5 $250. Course#YE-870.
Mon-Thu 9:30am-11:45am May 12-Jun 12 Hickory Ridge

GRAMMAR FOR WRITING CLASSES *NEW*
Writing is critical to your future success but is also one of the hardest English skills to master because it incorporates several different skill areas: grammar, vocabulary, and discourse.
Fine-tune and improve your writing skills by focusing on top grammar trouble spots in writing!  Content and complexity increase with each level. Book(s) are included in the course cost.

Grammar for Writing 3 $200.
Grammar for Writing 4 $200.
Grammar for Writing 5 $230.
Mon-Thu 9:30am-11:45am May 12-Jun 12 Hickory Ridge

Writing Basics 2A  $170.
Grammar for Writing 3
$200.
Grammar for Writing 4 $200.
Tue, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm May 13-Jun 26 Hickory Ridge

Professional Writing *Business & Professional certificate*
This advanced-level ESL writing course will prepare professionals for business/professional writing.  Work on various types of professional writing such as e-mail correspondence, memos, short reports, summaries, business letters, cover letters, and resumes.  Vocabulary and grammar will be covered as well.  Basic computer skills are required. $250. Course#YE-846.
Tue, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm May 13-Jun 26 Hickory Ridge

**All students pay these prices.  Fees not eligible for waiver.  Books included.

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2014 Summer II Class Schedule
Day classes: June 30(Mon)-July 31 (Thu)
Night classes: July 1(Tue)-August 14(Thu)
NO CLASSES: July 4(Fri) Independence Day
All Day and Afternoon classes will be in the Duncan Hall building. All Evening classes will be in the Hickory Ridge building.
(A placement test is required. See
registration times.)

INTENSIVE COMPREHENSIVE CLASSES
Improve all of your English skills in one intensive class: listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and grammar. The curriculum in all of the classes is academic and challenging yet very practical. These classes are perfect for you if you are preparing for college study or want a more demanding class. Content and complexity increase with each level. Book(s) are included in the course cost.

Pre-Beginning English B $150. Course#YE-303.
English 1B $190. Course#YE-463.
English 2B $200. Course#YE-569.
English 3B $220. Course#YE-690.
English 4B $220. Course#YE-775.
English 5B $250. Course#YE-871.
Mon-Thu 9:30am-11:45am Jun 30-Jul 31 Duncan Hall
Tue, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm Jul 1-Aug 14 Hickory Ridge

CONVERSATION CLASSES
Learn to use correct spoken English in everyday conversations in these four-day-a-week intensive classes.  Develop confidence while you practice speaking in an active, fun environment. Improve your pronunciation and expand vocabulary daily by learning and using new words and expressions. You will get lots of practice using, repetition, dialogues, role-plays and presentations.  Content and complexity increase with each level. Book(s) are included in the course cost.

Conversation 1B $190. Course#YE-432.
Conversation 2B $200. Course#YE-533.
Conversation 3B $220. Course#YE-649.
Conversation 4B $220. Course#YE-735.
Conversation 5B $250. Course#YE-845.
Mon-Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Jun 30-Jul 31 Duncan Hall

WRITING CLASSES
Writing is critical to your future success! Improve writing for your personal use, GED, college studies, or the demands of your job in this high intermediate class.  Learn sentence writing, paragraph writing, new vocabulary, and grammar, all in one popular class.  You’ll find that writing can be fun, interactive and educational.  Content and complexity increase with each level. Book(s) are included in the course cost.

Writing and Grammar 2 $190.
Writing and Grammar 3 $200.
Writing and Grammar 4 $200.
Mon-Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm Jun 30-Jul 31 Duncan Hall

Writing Basics 2B $170.
Writing Basics 3B $180.
Writing Basics 4B $180.
Tue, Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm Jul 1-Aug 14 Hickory Ridge

ONLINE PRONUNCIATION CLASS
Students can register for online classes in person or electronically. For online registration, please email us at
elc@howardcc.edu or call 443-518-4646 for instructions.  If you are in an online class, your instructor will contact you with details about how to begin the class and how to purchase the textbook if required. For more information, go to the ELC website, www.howardcc.edu/elc, and click in the left column: “Online Classes.” 

Six Steps to Clearer Pronunciation (Levels 4 & higher)
Practice pronunciation in the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world!  Your HCC ELC instructor will guide you through six detailed video lessons, with exercises to practice on your own.  Videotape yourself with easy-to-use technology, and your instructor will respond privately to you with feedback and suggestions.  A webcam with a microphone is required! $135.  Course#YE-745.
Jun 30(Mon)-Aug 15(Fri) Online

**All students pay these prices.  Fees not eligible for waiver.  Books included.

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