Plymouth ESOL

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program is designed for students interested in learning the English language. Massasoit Community College offers a series of ESOL courses in Plymouth, MA. Our courses are designed for adult students with varying levels of English speaking ability – from those that speak very little English to those that are conversational and want to master the language.

How the Plymouth ESOL program works
Students interested in the Plymouth ESOL program are assessed by Massasoit Community College staff at the Plymouth training site at 71 Obery Street. Based on the assessment results, students are referred to one of six ESOL courses. The six ESOL levels are described below:

Beginner levels 1A & 1B:
These courses are designed for students with little or no English ability. The courses focus on basic oral communication and an introduction to reading and writing.

Intermediate levels 2A & 2B:
Intermediate courses are designed for students with fundamental English ability. The courses focus on oral communication, pronunciation, reading and writing. Grammar and vocabulary building are specific areas of focus.

Advanced levels 3A & 3B:
Advanced course levels are designed for students with strong English ability. These courses focus on conversation practice, pronunciation, reading, and writing. Grammar, vocabulary building, and composition writing are specific areas of focus.

Each course costs $197, plus text book.

Scheduling an assessment
To schedule a free assessment, please call Paul Key, Associate Director of Community Education at 508-588-9100 x1312. Assessments will be conducted at the Massasoit training site at the South Shore Community Action Council, 71 Obery Street, Plymouth.

Spring 2017 course schedule
Beginner Level
Tuesdays, February 28 – May 9, 2017
    Level 1A: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Level 1B: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Intermediate Level
Wednesdays, March 1 – May 10,
    Level 2A: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Level 2B: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Advanced Level
Thursdays, March 2 – May 11, 2017
    Level 3A: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Level 3B: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

For additional information on the Plymouth ESOL program, please contact Paul Key, Associate Director of Community Education at 508-588-9100 x1312 or pkey@massasoit.mass.edu

Withdrawal, Refund & Cancellation Information
You must complete and submit in person a withdrawal form, which is available at any of our locations. Withdrawals before the start of the first class are granted a 100% refund. Withdrawals after the first class are refunded 0-50% depending on the length of the course.

Certain courses may be cancelled due to low registration. Enrolled students will be notified as soon as cancellation decisions are made. A full refund will be provided to students who have enrolled in a class that has been cancelled by Massasoit Community College.
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