ESL – English as Second Language





Course Description

Our English as a Second Language (ESL) workshop is mainly targeted to new and senior immigrants. It is not intended to teach students how to read and write beautiful articles in English or to be perfect in this language. It is intended to help participants to learn some practical words and simple sentences so that they are able to communicate, with others in this country in daily life and feel comfortable conducting normal business. Our ESL classes are taught by bilingual teachers and are different from other ESL classes offered to the general public because they are tailored to Asian culture. This setting is designed to reduce the anxiety and fear of learning both a new language and a new culture.


Course Concept and General Information

This is an 8-week ESL course that meets 2 hours a week. For practical purposes, the course is divided into two semesters of 4 weeks each, ESL I and ESL II.

Each session begins with an introduction covering basic vocabulary. The body of the course consists of 8 units, each unit covering a specific subject. At the completion of each unit, students are expected to know some basic words and simple sentences on the related subject.

Each class needs to have a minimum of 8 students to be effective, with a maximum of 20. Each session will be 2 hours long.


Course Contents

 Introduction : Numbers, Money, Time, Date, Family Members 40 minutes
  1. Food 70 minutes
  2. Dining out  30 minutes
  3. Clothing  40 minutes
  4. Health  140 minutes
  5. Banking  70 minutes
  6. Postal Service 70 minutes
  7. Telephone 70 minutes
  8. Emergency 70 minutes

The Introduction unit will be taught in parts at the beginning of each week. It will include some fundamental knowledge of Numbers, Money, Time, Date and Family Members.

ESL I Units:
  • Week 1:  Covers Unit 1 – Food
  • Week 2:  Covers Unit 2 – Dining out and Unit 3 – Clothing
  • Week 3:  Covers Unit 4 – Health
  • Week 4:  Covers Unit 4 – Health
ESL II Units:
  • Week 1:  Covers Unit 5 – Banking
  • Week 2:  Covers Unit 6 – Postal Service
  • Week 3:  Covers Unit 7 – Telephone
  • Week 4:  Covers Unit 8 – Emergency