English for Speakers of Other Languages: Classes

WHAT IS THE ESOL PROGRAM?

TJACE@PVCC offers classes for students of all levels, ranging from little to no ability to speak, read, or write English, to those who are ready to learn complex grammatical structures, read complex texts, and improve their writing. 

All classes incorporate civics education and job skills into the course. These classes allow students to progress at their own pace through a combination of teacher-directed lessons and at-home practice. 

WHAT TYPES OF ESOL CLASSES ARE OFFERED?

TJACE@PVCC offers four levels of adult ESOL classes. ESOL class levels go from 100 (low beginner) to 103 (high intermediate). ESOL 106 is an advanced writing class for intermediate to high-level students who wish to develop their grammar, mechanics, and organization for college and career writing.

ESOL BEGINNER LEVELS (100, 100A, 101)

are for students with little or no ability to communicate in English. Students learn basic reading, writing, listening, comprehension, and speaking skills. Students develop vocabulary and basic grammar to function in daily life. The literacy support program works with small groups for extra support with reading skills and phonics. 

ESOL INTERMEDIATE (102, 103)

are for students with some English ability. Students develop reading, writing, listening, comprehension, and speaking skills for daily life, employment, and further education and training. Students learn both basic and complex grammatical structures and read increasingly complex texts. 

ESOL ADVANCED WRITING (106)

is for advanced students wanting to improve their writing skills for college and careers. 

ESOL BRIDGE TO “BRIDGE TO ACADEMICS” (GED® OR COLLEGE)

is a transition class for non-native English speakers (ESOL) at the high intermediate level who want to prepare for the GED®, NEDP, or college and the workplace. Through the program, students develop the academic skills needed for success. These include academic vocabulary, focused writing, organizational skills, and an understanding of the expectations of an American classroom and workplace. Students will read, write, and develop vocabulary in the context of civics and government, history, economics, and geography. Students who complete this course will have successfully transitioned to U.S. academic classes.


In-Person (Face-To-Face) Classes

ESOL classes are held in multiple locations in order to make them accessible to adults across the region. Class locations are listed on page 14. If you have questions about where a specific class is held, please contact TJACE@PVCC by calling 434.961.5461 or emailing tjace@pvcc.edu.

CLASS TITLE DATES/DAYS TIME LOCATION/ROOM # FEE

ESOL 100 1/8/18 – 3/28/18 MWF 8:30 AM-10:30 AM ALC Room 3 $125

ESOL 100/100A 1/9/18 – 3/29/18 TTH 6:00 PM-9:00 PM ALC Room 3 $125

ESOL 100A 1/9/18 – 3/29/18 TTHF 8:30 AM-10:30 AM ALC Room 3 $125

ESOL 101 1/8/18 – 3/29/18 MTTH 8:30 AM-10:30 AM ALC Room 2 $125

ESOL 101 1/9/18 – 3/29/18 TTH 6:00 PM-9:00 PM ALC Room 4 $125

ESOL 100 1/8/18 – 3/28/18 MW 6:00 PM-8:30 PM Albemarle HS $75

ESOL 101 1/8/18 – 3/28/18 MW 6:00 PM-8:30 PM Albemarle HS $75

ESOL 102 1/8/18 – 3/29/18 MTTH 10:45 AM-12:45 PM ALC Room 3 $125

ESOL 102 1/9/18 – 3/29/18 TTH 6:00 PM-9:00 PM ALC Room 1 $125

ESOL 103 1/10/18 – 3/28/18 WF 9:00 AM-12:00 PM ALC Room 2 $125

ESOL 106 1/10/18 – 3/28/18 WF 1:00 PM-3:00 PM ALC Room 2 $100

Bridge to Academics 1/8/18 – 3/28/18 MW 6:00 PM-9:00 PM ALC Room 3 $125


ENGLISH SKILLS FOR THE WORKPLACE

Some students find it easiest to learn and practice their English skills while they prepare or train for a new career. TJACE@PVCC offers two classes designed to help you build your English skills while providing core training in the fields of health care and hospitality.

For more information on these two career-focused training opportunities, see page 13.

Note for ESOL students: The Preparation Training for Health Care Careers class must be taken with a regular ESOL class. Schedule to be determined. For more information, contact Debbie Tuler at 434.961.5464.

PRACTICE YOUR ENGLISH SPEAKING SKILLS

DIALOGUE CAFÉ

Adult speakers of all levels are welcome to participate in this free, drop-in English language conversation gathering. Dialogue Café is a friendly space and time for people to meet ESOL learners and native English speakers from the community. Learn about and celebrate all cultures and share community information as you practice your English. No registration required. Come anytime, come often. 

WINTER 2018 SESSION DATES & TIMES

1/12/18 - 3/23/18 F 12:00 PM-2:00 PM ALC Room 4 Free

For more information about Dialogue Café, contact TJACE@PVCC at 434.961.5461 or by emailing tjace@pvcc.edu.


 

Locations

Charlottesville

Adult Learning Center (ALC)

935-A Second St., SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

434-961-5461 (map)

Albemarle

Albemarle High School

2775 Hydraulic Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901 (map)

Fluvana

Fluvanna Adult Education Center

14455 James Madison Highway, Palmyra,  VA (map)


Publications

Catalog of Classes

Multi-Cultural Brief

Voices of Adult Learners

Curricula

ESOL—Civics Curriculum

ESOL—Health Curriculum

ESOL—Naturalization Curriculum

Student Resources

ESOL Students: