Community ESL Program

  • Community ESL Classes

    When you enroll in the Intensive English Language Institute’s Community ESL Program, you will begin your journey to improve your English skills. Choose from the classes listed below—all taught by caring instructors who are knowledgeable about the English language and want to help immigrants in the Worcester area improve their English skills. 

  • Integrated Skills
    Our Integrated Skills classes are for students who wish to improve their general proficiency in English and gain confidence in their community, academic, and professional communications.

    They will help you develop a broad base in skill areas, including reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar. Sentence structure and grammar, along with vocabulary building and writing exercises, will quickly increase your knowledge of the English language.

    We offer 4 levels of classes from basic beginner to intermediate, broken into A and B components.

    Classes meet twice a week for 2 hours for 12 weeks. Choose day or evening classes to fit your schedule.

    Costs:
    Course fee: $325 USD ($300 if registration and payment in full is complete by specific discount dates.)
    Textbook: approximately $75 (not included in fee)
    Parking: Included in fee
    Conversation Through Reading
    Students in this class increase both their spoken fluency and their pronunciation through conversations based on reading materials. Idioms and other spoken language expressions are addressed.

    Costs:
    Course fee: $325 USD ($300 if registration and payment in full is complete by specific discount dates.)
    Textbook: approximately $75 (not included in fee)
    Parking: Included in fee
    Conversation Through Media
    Students enrolled in this class increase both their spoken fluency and their pronunciation through exposure to current events, movies, videos, and other media. Idioms and other spoken language expressions are addressed.

    Costs:
    Course fee: $325 USD ($300 if registration and payment in full is complete by specific discount dates.)
    Textbook: approximately $75 (not included in fee)
    Parking: Included in fee
    Conversation Through Movies
    Students in this class increase both their spoken fluency and their pronunciation through conversations based on movies watched and discussed in class. Idioms and other spoken language expressions are addressed.  

    Costs:
    Course fee: $325 USD ($300 if registration and payment in full is complete by specific discount dates.)
    Textbook: approximately $75 (not included in fee)
    Parking: Included in fee
    Grammar Through Writing
    Students in this class work on advanced level grammar issues through writing exercises and in-class practice. The instructor addresses targeted issues based on diagnostic testing and an analysis of students' writing errors. Students work on specific problem areas of their writing to improve overall effectiveness to meet academic and professional standards. Students who place at the intermediate and advanced levels can take one class or all 3. These classes only are offered in the evening.

    Grammar Through Writing 1 - fall semester only

    Grammar Through Writing 2 - spring semester only
    This class can be taken as a continuation of Grammar through Writing 1 or as an independent course.

    Grammar Trouble Spots - summer semesters only
    This class gives students the opportunity to address specific grammar areas that can be problematic and get in the way of professional, fluent spoken and written English. The instructor assesses each student's grammar problems and helps them practice those areas.

    Classes meet twice weekly between 4-5 hours per week for 12 weeks. There are both day and evening classes available.

    Costs:
    Class fee: $325 USD ($300 if registration and payment in full is received by specific discount dates.)
    Textbook: approximately $75 (not included in fee)
    Parking: Included in fee
    English Through U.S. Culture
    Students in this class will work on all skill areas (reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar) while studying U.S. culture. The book used for this class will be Culturally Speaking which introduces different cultural standards on topics such as food, dating, values, and "the American Dream."

    Costs:
    Course fee: $325 USD ($300 if registration and payment in full is complete by specific discount dates.)
    Textbook: approximately $75 (not included in fee)
    Parking: Included in fee