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Adventist Community Services of GW - ESL for Beginners & Advanced

Program Info

501 Sligo Ave Silver Spring, MD 20910
Ken Flemmer
301-585-6556
9am-4pm

General Information

  • $25-$50
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
9-11 and 6-8 No
No
No
Request details at registration

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County
  • Eastern Montgomery

Course Location(s):

  • Adventist Community Center - 501 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Course Info

4

8

5

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019
  • Summer 2019
  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Social Service Support
  • Computer Classes
  • Computer Lab

Adventist Community Services of GW - ESL for Health Workers

Program Info

501 Sligo Ave Silver Spring, MD 20910
Dr. Shaw
301-585-6556
M9-4 W9-4

General Information

  • Over $100
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
M & W 8am -10am No
No
No
Request details at registration

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County
  • Eastern Montgomery

Course Location(s):

  • Adventist Community Center - 501 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Course Info

4

8

5

  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Social Service Support
  • Computer Classes
  • Computer Lab

Ana A. Brito Foundation Inc

Program Info

9008 Rosemont Avenue Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Yolanda Pupo Ortiz
(301) 803-0426
10 am - 5 pm

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Afternoon (12-5pm)
M, T, T/W, Th/F: 4:30-6:30 pm Monday 10 - 11:30 Yes
The Ana A. Brito Foundation is pleased to provide child care for children 2 1/5 years old to Kindergarten and a second group First Grade to Middle School. No
No
Students are expected to attend classes and actively participate. Students are expected to call if unable to attend a class

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • Epworth United Methodist Church, 9008 Rosemont Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

Course Info

2-4 hours per week

Fall: 13, Spring: 17, Summer: 4

3

  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2019
  • Summer 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Tutoring
  • Social Service Support
  • Computer Classes

Baltimore City Community College Citizenship Preparation Program

Program Info

710 East Lombard St Baltimore, MD 21202
Yana Cascioffe
(410) 986-3201
M-F 9-5

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekday: Afternoon (12-5pm)
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
  • Weekend: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekend: Afternoon (12-5pm)
Tuesdays - 9am-12pm, 10am-1pm, 11am-2pm, 12-3pm, 5:30-8:30pm, 6-9pm Wednesdays - 5:30-8:30pm Thursdays - 9am-12pm, 10am-1pm, 11am-2pm, 12-3pm Saturdays - 9:30am-12:30pm, 2:30-5:30pm Sundays - 1-4pm No
No
No
Proof of lawful permanent resident status (green card and social security card)

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Rockville
  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County
  • Eastern Montgomery

Course Location(s):

  • Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington - 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852
  • Eastcounty Regional Services Center - 3300 Briggs Chaney Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904
  • Gaithersburg Library – 18330 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg, 20879
  • Gilchrist Center at Westfield South Office Building - 11002 Veirs Mill Rd, 5th floor, Wheaton, MD 20902
  • Holiday Park Senior Center - 3950 Ferrara Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • Long Branch Senior Center - 8700 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901
  • Upcounty Regional Services Center - 12900 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
  • White Oak Library - 11701 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20904

Course Info

3-6

12

4

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019
  • Summer 2019
  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Conversation
  • Citizenship
  • Tutoring
  • GED Test Preparation
  • Computer Classes
  • Language Lab

Bender JCC of Greater Washington - Gateway Seniors

Program Info

6125 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852
Stacy Olivera
(301) 348-3889
Monday -Friday 10:00am-2:00pm

General Information

  • $25-$50
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
T/TH 10am-12pm No
No
No

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • Bender JCC - 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852

Course Info

2-4

15

3

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Bender JCC of Greater Washington - Workforce Program

Program Info

6125 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852
Stacy Olivera
(301) 348-3889
Monday -Friday 10:00am-2:00pm

General Information

  • $25-$50
  • Weekday: Afternoon (12-5pm)
T & TH, 3-4:30pm; T&TH 1-2:30pm No
No
No

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • Bender JCC - 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
  • Charles E Smith Life Communities - 6121 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

Course Info

3

15

2

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.

Bethesda Chevy Chase (BCC) English Conversation Club

Program Info

4805 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814
Patti Pancoe
conversationbcc@gmail.com
any time

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
Wednesdays 11 AM - 12:30 PM No
No
No

Areas Served

  • Bethesda

Course Location(s):

  • Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center - 2nd floor, Room C, Bethesda, MD 20814

Course Info

1.5 hours/student/week

35

35 (Mid September - end of May)

  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

Briggs Center for Faith and Action - ESOL

Program Info

5148 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816
Stacey Fannon
(301) 229-7725
9:00-3:00

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
  • Weekend: Morning (9am-Noon)
T 7:00-8:30 pm, W/TH 9:30-11:30 am Sun 9:00-11:00 am Yes
ontact csfannon@gmail.com to reserve childcare; Sundays only; free No
No

Areas Served

  • Bethesda

Course Location(s):

  • Briggs Center for Faith and Action - 5148 Massachusetts Ave, Bethesda, MD 20816
  • Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ - 1 Westmoreland Cir, Bethesda, MD 20816

Course Info

1-4

8-19 weeks/session

Three - Fall, Spring, Summer

  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2019
  • Summer 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Conversation
  • Citizenship
  • Family Literacy
  • Tutoring
  • Legal Support

CASA - Life Skills Evening ESOL

Program Info

8151 15th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20783
Edwin Mejia
(240) 491-5746
M-Th 1-5pm; F 9am-5pm

General Information

  • Over $50
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
M/T/W/Th 7 PM to 9 PM Yes
children 2-10 years of age; $20 per session for 1 child and $30 per session for 2 or more children No
No
Registration costs $100 per session for CASA members. Must be at least 18 years old.

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • Northwood High School, 919 University Blvd W, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Course Info

8

8

4 (Fall One, Fall Two, Winter, and Spring)

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • GED Test Preparation
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

CASA Workforce - Wheaton Welcome Center

Program Info

11425 Grandview Ave Silver Spring, MD 20902
Rebecca Cusic
(240) 491-5750
10 am to 4 pm

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
T/W/TH from 7 AM to 9 AM (beginner level) and 9 AM to 11 AM (intermediate level) No
No
No
This is a free drop-in class for community members who are seeking employment at CASA's welcome centers. Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Areas Served

  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • CASA's Wheaton Welcome Center, 11425 Grandview Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902

Course Info

6

The fall session is 14 weeks and the winter/spring session is 23 weeks.

2 (fall and winter/spring)

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • GED Test Preparation
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

CASA Workforce ESOL - Rockville Welcome Center

Program Info

8151 15th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20783
Rebecca Cusic
(240) 491-5750
M-Th 1-5pm; F 9 am-5pm

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
M/T/W from 7 AM to 9 AM (beginner level) and 9 AM to 11 AM (intermediate level) No
No
No
Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • CASA's Rockville Welcome Center, 14645 Rothgeb Dr., Rockville, MD 20850

Course Info

6

Fall: 14; Winter/Spring: 23

2 (fall and winter/spring)

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • GED Test Preparation
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

CASA Workforce ESOL- Silver Spring Center

Program Info

8151 15th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20783
Rebecca Cusic
(240) 491-5750
M-Th 1-5pm; F 9am-5pm

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
T/W/TH from 7 AM to 9 AM (beginner level) and 9 AM to 11 AM (intermediate level) No
No
No
Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • CASA's Silver Spring Welcome Center, 734 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Course Info

6

Fall: 14; Winter/Spring: 23

2 (fall and winter/spring)

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • GED Test Preparation
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

CASA- Life Skills Morning ESOL

Program Info

734 University Blvd East Silver Spring, MD 20903
Rebecca Cusic
(240) 491-5750
10 am to 4 pm

General Information

  • Over $50
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
M/T/W/TH 9 am to 11 am No
No
No
Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • CASA's Silver Spring Welcome Center, 734 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

CASA- Life Skills Saturday ESOL

Program Info

8151 15th Avenue Hyattsville, MD 20783
Rebecca Cusic
2404131558
10 am to 4 pm

General Information

  • Over $50
  • Weekend: Morning (9am-Noon)
Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM No
No
No
Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • CASA's Silver Spring Welcome Center, 734 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20903
  • Pine Ridge Community Center-8615 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • GED Test Preparation
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

Catholic Charities Spanish Catholic Center - ESOL

Program Info

201 E. Diamond Ave Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Laura Irwin
(301) 740-2523 x.972
T-F, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

General Information

  • Over $100
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
  • Weekend: Morning (9am-Noon)
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturdays 9:30 am - 1:00 pm Yes
3 - 12 years old. $15 per child per academic cycle. No
No
All new students take a placement test.

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • Gaithersburg Middle School - 2 Teachers Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • St. Martin of Tours - 201 S. Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Course Info

6

12

3

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Family Literacy
  • Social Service Support
  • Legal Support

Cedar Brook Community Church Free English Classes

Program Info

23700 Stringtown Rd Clarksburg, MD 23701
Cedarbrook Community Church
301-528-6702
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday.

General Information

  • Under $25
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
Wednesdays 7 - 9 pm No
No
No
They need to purchase a book.

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • Cedarbrook Community Church - 23700 Stringtown Road Clarksburg, MD 20871

Course Info

2 hours

26

One Session

  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

Charles W. Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center - Conversation

Program Info

11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 202, Wheaton, MD 20902 Wheaton, MD 20902
Anna DeNicolo
240-777-4940
Mon, Tues, Thurs 9-4

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Afternoon (12-5pm)
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
Wheaton: Advanced Conversation - Mondays, 1:30 - 3pm. Intermediate Conversation - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 1:30 - 3pm. Gaithersburg: Conversation Club - Tuesdays, 7-9pm; Wednesdays and Fridays 10:30 am - 12pm; American Idioms - Fridays, 12:30 - 2pm. Germantown: Thursdays, 6-8pm No
No
No
No requirements - free, drop-in class.

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Mid County
  • Eastern Montgomery

Course Location(s):

  • Westfield South Building, 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 506, Wheaton, MD 20902;
  • Gaithersburg: Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Avenue, 2nd Floor, Gaithersburg, MD 20879;
  • Germantown: Upcounty Regional Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD
  • East County: White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904

Course Info

5

classes offered year-round

classes offered year-round

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019
  • Summer 2019
  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Computer Classes

Charles W. Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center - Evening ESOL

Program Info

11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 506, Wheaton, MD 20902 Wheaton, MD 20902
Anna DeNicolo
240-777-4940
Mon, Tues, Thurs 9-4

General Information

  • $25-$50
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8pm No
No
No
Free if already have the book. Price subject to change; Placement test and registration.

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 506, Wheaton, MD 20902

Course Info

4 hours/week

8 weeks/session

3 sessions/year

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Computer Classes

Charles W. Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center - Saturday English

Program Info

11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 202, Wheaton, MD 20902 Wheaton, MD 20902
Anna DeNicolo
240-777-4940
Mon, Tues, Thurs 9-4

General Information

  • Free
Saturdays, 9-11am, 11am - 1pm No
No
No
Placement test and registration.

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • Westfield South Bldg., 11002 Veirs Mill Road, 5th Floor, Wheaton, MD 20902

Course Info

2 hours/week

8 weeks/session

3-4 sessions per year

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019
  • Summer 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Computer Classes
  • Computer Lab

Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church

Program Info

One Chevy Chase Circle, NW Washington, DC 20015
Allen Blakey
202-363-2202
9am-5pm

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekend: Afternoon (12-5pm)
Sunday, 12:30 - 2:30 pm No
No
No
Adults only.

Areas Served

  • Bethesda

Course Location(s):

  • Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church - One Chevy Chase Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20015

Course Info

2

15

3

  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Tutoring

Chinese Culture and Community Service Center

Program Info

9366 gaither Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Chiao-Chiao Lu
301-250-7143
M-F 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

General Information

  • Under $25
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekend: Afternoon (12-5pm)
Mon. - 9:30am - 11am Tue. - 10:00 - 11:45am, 12:45 - 2:30pm Wed. - 10:00 - 11:45am Thur. - 10:00 - 11:45am Fri. - 10:00 - 11:45am Sat. - 1:00- 3:00pm No
No
No

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • CCACC: 9366 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • CCACC: 9318 Gaither Road, Suite 215, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Course Info

2

Fall & Spring: 15; Summer: 8

3

  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2019
  • Summer 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Conversation
  • Citizenship
  • ESOL for Senior Citizens

Chinese Culture and Community Services Center - ESOL

Program Info

9366 Gaither Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877
John Xu
(301) 820-7200 ext.8223
M-F 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

General Information

  • $25-$50
Tuesday 10:00-12:00/12:45-2:45, Wednesday 12:45-2:45, Thursday 10:00-11:30 Saturday 10:00-12:00/1:00-3:00
No

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Rockville
  • Bethesda

Course Location(s):

  • CCACC Headquarters, Germantown Community Center

Course Info

2

15

3

  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Citizenship

Christ Episcopal Church - ESOL

Program Info

109 South Washington Street Rockville , MD 20850
Mary Belknap
(301) 251-1486
8 am to 8 pm

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
M 7-8:30pm No
No
No

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • Christ Episcopal Church - 107 South Washington St, Rockville, MD 20850

Course Info

1.5

drop in class, no sessions

continuous classes

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019
  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church - Conversational English Club - ESOL

Program Info

9801 Centerway RD Montgomery Village, MD 20886
Kari Parsons
(301) 977-0285
M~Th 10:00- 3:00

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
Tuesday 10:30 - Noon No
No
No
None

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • Christ the Servant Lutheran Church

Course Info

1hour 30 minutes

52

Year Round

  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Columbia College - Adult ESL Program

Program Info

2nd Fl. 12125 Veirs Mill Road, #204 Silver Spring, MD 20906
Heidi Kang
301-929-0565
9am - 5pm

General Information

  • Over $100
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
AM Classes: 9:00am - 1:30pm / PM Classes: 5:30pm - 10:00pm (Mon - Thu) Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm No
Yes
No
High school diploma

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • 2nd Fl. 12125 Veirs Mill Road, #204, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Course Info

18

10

5

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019
  • Summer 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Computer Classes
  • Computer Lab

Community Reach

Program Info

1010 Grandin Ave Suite A 1 Rockville, MD 20851
Cecilia Rojas
(301) 251-2136
9 to 3 p.m.

General Information

M-F 7:00am to 9:00am, M-F 9:00am to 11:00am, M-F 11:00am to 1:00pm S 8:30 am - 12:30pm Yes
No
No

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • Rockville United Church, , Millian Memorial United Methodist Church, , Meadow Hall Elementary School , Maryvale Elementary School, , Interfaith Clothing Center, David Scull Center

Learner Levels Served

Covenant Life Church (meeting at South Lake Elementary School)

Program Info

18201 Contour Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Pam Wilbur
(240) 324-6682
evenings and weekends

General Information

  • $25-$50
M/W 9:00am-11:00am, T/TH 9:00am-11:00am, M/W 6:00pm-8:00pm, T/TH 6:00pm-8:00pm Yes
We provide childcare for our Monday evening classes ages 1-12 Yes
No

Course Location(s):

Learner Levels Served

English Now!

Program Info

4963 Elm Street,Suite 300 Bethesda, MD 20814
Paul Boesen
301-718-3575
9am-1pm

General Information

  • Over $100
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekend: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekend: Afternoon (12-5pm)
8:00am-6:30pm 8:00am-4:00pom No
No
No

Areas Served

  • Bethesda

Course Location(s):

  • 4963 Elm Street, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20814

Course Info

2-16 hours per week

4

Year Round

  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Conversation
  • TOEFL Prep
  • Tutoring
  • Social Service Support

English School for the Nations - ESOL

Program Info

21925 Frederick Rd Clarksburg , MD 20871
Wendy Uher
(301) 972-0271
Call and leave a message

General Information

  • Over $100
T/TH 6:30-8:30
No

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • Greenridge Baptist Church

Course Info

4

15

4-Mar

  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Ethiopian Community Center - Immigrant Vocational ESOL

Program Info

7603 Georgia Avenue NW Suite 200 Washington, DC 20012-1630
Salem B. Lemma
202-726-0800
M-F 9am-5pm

General Information

  • $25-$50
  • Weekend: Morning (9am-Noon)
Sat 9am-1pm No
No
No
Must be 18 or over.

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • Essex House Apartments - 7777 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Course Info

4

12

3

  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2019
  • Summer 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Conversation
  • Citizenship
  • Tutoring
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes
  • Computer Lab

Family Services Inc.: Family Discovery Center - ESOL

Program Info

610 E. Diamond Ave, Suite 100 Rockville, MD 20851
Shari Waddy
(301) 424-2989
M-F 9 to 5

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekday: Afternoon (12-5pm)
M/W 10am-12pm; T/Th 10am-12pm; M-TH 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm Yes
No cost; children must be 6 weeks and have up-to-date immunization No
No
Must live in Montgomery County and mus have child less than 4 years of age or be a pregnant woman.

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • 1010 Grandin Ave, Rockville, MD

Course Info

4-8

7-9

5

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Family Literacy
  • Social Service Support

Family Services, Inc - Thriving Germantown Community Hub

Program Info

610 E. Diamond Ave, Suite 100 Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Baneza Rivera
443-205-0411
9am-5pm

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
T/Th 6-8pm No
No
No
Classes primarily serve families from Daly Elementary School and wider Germantown

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • Captain James E. Daly Elementary School (20301 Brandermill Dr, Germantown, MD 20876)

Course Info

4

6

4

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Social Service Support
  • Legal Support

Fourth Presbyterian Church

Program Info

5500 River Road Bethesda, MD 20816
Judith Wortman
301-320-3600
Daytime and evening (leave voice message)

General Information

  • $25-$50
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
Wednesday 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Yes
No
No
Adult

Areas Served

  • Bethesda

Course Location(s):

  • Fourth Presbyterian Church 5500 River Road, Bethesda, Md 30816

Course Info

2

32

One session from September through mid-May

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019
  • Summer 2019
  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative(GBCI)

Program Info

Asbury Methodist Village, 201 Russell Avenue Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Michele Bulatovic
301-216-4090
M-F, 8:30-4:30

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
Wednesdays in the Hefner Arts and Crafts Room, 417 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 No
No
No

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

Course Info

1

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019
  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy, Inc

Program Info

1401 Dennis Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20902
Jevoner Adams
(301) 287-8980
Monday - Friday 9-5

General Information

  • Free
Saturday mornings 9-11 Yes
Childcare is offered at our Watkins Mill location No
No
School-aged children of Adult Literacy learners should enroll in Saturday School.

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • Watkins Mill High School, Montgomery Blair High School

Course Info

2

1

24

  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Tutoring

Grace United Methodist Church

Program Info

119 N. Frederick Ave Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Grace Church Office
301-926-8688
8 a.m.-4 p.m., M-F

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
Mondays 7pm-9pm Yes
$10 per child No
No

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • Grace UMC, 119 N. Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Course Info

2

10

2

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.

Hughes/El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church

Program Info

10700 Georgia Ave Wheaton, MD 20902
Linda French
301-949-8383
9am-5pm

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
Wednesday 7pm-9pm No
No
No

Course Location(s):

  • Hughes/El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church, 10700 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD. 20902

Course Info

2

7

2

  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.

Identity, Inc.

Program Info

414 East Diamond Ave Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Ana Dudamel
301-591-1790
M-F 9am-6pm

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Afternoon (12-5pm)
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
Tue-Thu 4-6pm; Wed-Fri 3:30-5:30pm No
Yes
No
Montgomery County resident, 25 years old and younger

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • Up-County Youth Opportunity Center (UYOC) 414 East Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • Crossroads Youth Opportunity Center (CYOC) 7676 New Hampshire Ave #411, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Course Info

6

7-15

3-4 sessions per year

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019
  • Summer 2019
  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Conversation
  • Tutoring
  • Social Service Support
  • GED Test Preparation
  • Computer Classes
  • Computer Lab

IMPACT Silver Spring - English Language Circles

Program Info

8807 Colsville Rd, Lower Level Silver Spring, MD 20910
Sara Mussie
(301) 2985117
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
W 6:30-8:30pm; T 6:30-8:30pm; TTh 6:30-8:30pm Yes
Children must be potty trained. No
No
N/A

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • Clifton Park Baptist Church - 8818 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring, MD
  • TESS Center - 8513 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20903
  • TESS Center - 8700 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Course Info

2 hours

10

3 sessions

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

International Language Institute MD (ILIMD) - ESOL

Program Info

26 N. Summit Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Raul Marin
(301) 527-0600
8:30am-5pm

General Information

  • Over $100
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekend: Morning (9am-Noon)
9am-1pm 9am-1pm No
No
No
none

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • 26 N. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MD

Course Info

20

16

3

  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • TOEFL Prep
  • Tutoring

International Rescue Committee

Program Info

8719 Colesville Road 3rd Flr Silver Spring, MD 20910
Enrique Cosilion, Intake Coordinator
301-562-8633 x222
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

General Information

  • Free
Yes
Yes
No

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

Course Info

3

6

3

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.

Other Programs Offered

  • Legal Support

Japanese Christian Community Center of Washington, Inc. - ESOL

Program Info

1099 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20852
Junichi Saigo
(240) 423-1813
Anytime

General Information

  • Under $25
9:45am - 12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Yes
From infants through Pre-schoolers
No

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • Talbott Center 2 F on 355 (1099 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD)

Learner Levels Served

  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Lado International Institute - ESOL

Program Info

1400 Spring Street Silver Spring, MD 20910
Peter Teichroew
(301) 565-5236
9am-5pm

General Information

  • Over $100
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
  • Weekend: Morning (9am-Noon)
M-F 9am-1:55pm; M-F 6pm-9:46 pm; M-Th 6pm-8:30pm Saturdays 9am-2:08pm No
No
No
Book prices: $50 per book, Levels 1-6; $65 per book, Levels 7-10; TOEFL - $100

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • 1400 Spring Street, Suite 250, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Course Info

18; 10; 5.14

3.5; 8; 8

13 intensive; 9 Semi Intensive and Saturday

  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • TOEFL Prep
  • Tutoring
  • ESOL for Senior Citizens
  • Computer Lab
  • Language Lab

Linkages to Learning - ESOL

Program Info

1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 310 Rockville, MD 20852
Debi Edick
(240) 777-1474
M-TH 9:30-3:30

General Information

  • $25-$50
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekday: Afternoon (12-5pm)
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
M/W 9:00am-11:00am, T/TH 9:00am-11:00am, M/W 6:00pm-8:00pm, T/TH 6:00pm-8:00pm Yes
Yes
No

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Rockville
  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County
  • Eastern Montgomery

Course Location(s):

  • Forest Oak Middle School - 651 Saybrooke Oaks Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • Fox Chapel Elementary - 19315 Archdale Rd, Germantown, MD 20876
  • Georgian Forest Elementary - 3100 Regina Dr, Glenmont, MD 20906
  • Harmony Hills Elementary - 13407 Lydia St, Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • JoAnn Leleck Elementary - 710 Beacon Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20903
  • Kemp Mill Elementary - 411 Sisson St, Silver Spring, MD 20902
  • Montgomery Knolls Elementary - 807 Daleview Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20901
  • Sargent Shriver Elementary - 12518 Greenly St, Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • South Lake Elementary - 18201 Contour Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • Viers Mill Elementary - 11711 Joseph Mill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • Washington Grove Elementary - 8712 Oakmont St, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • Weller Road Elementary - 3301 Weller Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • Wheaton Woods Elementary - 4510 Faroe Pl, Rockville, MD 20853

Course Info

4

15

Fall, Spring

  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Family Literacy
  • Social Service Support

Literacy Council of Montgomery County - Adult English Class

Program Info

21 Maryland Ave. Suite 320 Rockville, MD 20850
Ahu Moser, ESL Classroom Program Administrator
(301) 610-0030
9:30 am -5:00 pm

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
  • Weekend: Morning (9am-Noon)
Weekday mornings, afternoons,evenings, and Saturdays No
No
No
18 years of age and older; We cannot serve J-1 or F-1 visa holders Students need to attend Orientation and Registration as advertised in flyers. No walk-in testing for Adult ESL Classes

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Rockville
  • Silver Spring
  • Eastern Montgomery

Course Location(s):

  • Gaithersburg Library
  • East County Regional Services Center
  • Upcounty Regional Services Center
  • Silver Spring International Middle School
  • Rockville High School
  • Watkins Mill High School
  • White Oak Recreation and Community Center
  • Good Shepherd Methodist Church
  • Germantown Library
  • Long Branch Library

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Tutoring

Literacy Council of Montgomery County - Tutoring program

Program Info

21 Maryland Ave. Suite 320 Rockville, MD 20850
Program Coordinators
(301) 610-0030
9:30 am -5:00 pm

General Information

  • Under $25
No
No
No
18 years of age and older

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Rockville
  • Bethesda
  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County
  • Eastern Montgomery

Course Location(s):

  • Libraries throughout Montgomery county.

Course Info

2

25-30

year round

  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Tutoring

Montgomery College

Program Info

11002 Veirs Mill Rd. Suite 210 Silver Spring, MD 20902
varies
(240) 567-8950
9am - 5pm

General Information

  • $25-$50
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekday: Afternoon (12-5pm)
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
  • Weekend: Morning (9am-Noon)
M-F 7am to 9am, MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:00 am, MTuWThF 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm, MTuWTh 6:30 - 8:30 pm S 8:30am to 12:30pm No
Yes
No
Over 18 years, no F1 or J1 visa, placement test

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Rockville
  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County
  • Eastern Montgomery

Course Location(s):

  • Westfield South (Wheaton), White Oak Middle S, Mario Loiederman MS, John F. Kennedy High, Bohrer Parent Center@Gaithersburg Elementary, Montgomery Blair High, Gaithersburg Elementary, Gaithersburg High, Montgomery Village Middle, Richard Montgomery High

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED Test Preparation

Montgomery College Citizenship Preparation Program

Program Info

11002 Veirs Mill Road, Westfield South, Suite 310 Wheaton, MD 20902
Izis Weills
(240) 567 8839
Anytime by email or voice message

General Information

  • Free
M/W 6.30-9.30pm, M/W 7-9pm, Tu/Th 6.30-9.30pm, Tu/Th 7-9pm, One on One tutoring as needed - times vary Saturday 8.30am-12.30pm, Saturday 8.30am-1.30pm, One on One tutoring as needed - times vary
No
Must be a Green Card Holder

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Rockville
  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • Montgomery College Rockville, Montgomery College Takoma Park, All Montgomery County Libraries

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Citizenship
  • Tutoring
  • GED Test Preparation
  • GED Official Test Center
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

Montgomery College, American Pre-Academic and Professional ESL (APPE) program (a part of Workforce Development and Continuing Education)

Program Info

51 Mannakee St. Rockville, MD 20850
Annette Greene
(240) 567-7262
11 am - 6 pm

General Information

  • Over $100
No
No
No
To begin, students must have some basic English skills as we do not offer Beginner's classes.

Areas Served

  • Rockville
  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Learner Levels Served

  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • TOEFL Prep
  • Computer Lab

Neelsville Presbyterian Church

Program Info

20701 Frederick Rd Germantown, MD 20876
Steve Amar
202-468-7289
9am-4pm

General Information

  • Weekend: Morning (9am-Noon)
Saturday 9am-12pm No
No
No

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

Course Info

  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

New Covenant Fellowship Church

Program Info

18901 Waring Station Rd Germantown, MD 20874
Brian Lee
301-444-3111
9:30am-3:00pm

General Information

  • $25-$50
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
Mondays (7:30-9:30pm) Yes
Must be potty trained No
No

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • New Covenant Fellowship Church (18901 Waring Station Rd. Germantown MD 20874)

Course Info

2

10

2

  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2019
  • Summer 2019
  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Tutoring

Our Lady of Lourdes - ESOL Class

Program Info

7500 Pearl Street Bethesda, MD 20814
Maya Wilson
(516) 455-9169
24/7

General Information

  • $25-$50
  • Weekend: Morning (9am-Noon)
Sunday 11:30am - 1:15pm No
No
No
The ESOL program at Our Lady of Lourdes is solely for adults, individuals who are 18+ years of age.

Areas Served

  • Bethesda

Course Location(s):

  • ESOL Classes are held at the Our Lady of Lourdes School which is located at 7500 Pearl Street Bethesda, MD 20814.

Course Info

Hours of Instruction -1 hr and 35 minutes.

There are 26 weeks in one session.

One session is offered per year. Admission is open year round.

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019
  • Summer 2019
  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

Redland Baptist Church - ESOL

Program Info

6922 Muncaster Mill Rd Derwood, MD 20855
Allyson Owers
(301) 977 1000
10:00 AM 4:30 PM

General Information

  • $25-$50
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm Yes
Offering child care and music. No
No

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • Redland Baptist Church

Course Info

2

32

1

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019
  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Conversation

Rockville Senior Center - ESOL

Program Info

Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive Rockville, MD 20850
Amoke Alakoye
2403148811
10 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri

General Information

  • Under $25
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
Thursday 10 am -12 noon Practice Conversation 12:30pm-2:30pm No
Yes
No

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation DR, Rockville, MD 20850

Course Info

4.0 Class and 1.5 Conversation

10

Summer, Spring, Fall, Winter

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019
  • Summer 2019
  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Conversation
  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • ESOL for Senior Citizens

Seneca Creek Community Church - ESOL

Program Info

13 Firstfield Road Gaithersburg , MD 20878
Receptionist
(301) 355-6550
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekend: Morning (9am-Noon)
Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 am Yes
7mths - 5th grade No
No

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • Seneca Creek Community Church

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

Service Workers Training and Education Partnership (STEP)

Program Info

8210 Colonial Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910
Amelia Kalant
240-490-4082
9am-6pm

General Information

  • Free
No
No
Yes
Please contact for more info.

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • 8210 Colonial Lane, Silver Spring, MD

Course Info

5

  • Winter 2018/2019

Learner Levels Served

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Legal Support

Seven Locks Baptist Church - ESL

Program Info

11845 Seven Locks Rd. Potomac, MD 20854
Ruby Tate
(301) 279-9388
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

General Information

  • $25-$50
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
T/TH 7-9 pm No
No
No

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • Seven Locks Baptist Church

Course Info

4 hrs/student/week

13

2 - Fall, winter

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

Shady Grove Presbyterian Church - ESOL

Program Info

16911 Redland Rd. Derwood, MD 20855
Kathy Hackenberg
(301) 330-4326
9:00-3:30 Tuesday-Friday

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm No
No
No

Areas Served

  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • Shady Grove Presbyterian Church

Course Info

1.5

16

Fall, Winter, Spring

  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Conversation
  • Tutoring
  • Social Service Support

St. Camillus Church

Program Info

1600 St Camillus Dr Silver Spring, MD 20903
not available
(301) 434-8400
9am-4pm

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
Classes are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7pm-8:30pm until mid-May. Registration is $10 . In addition there is a $20 charge for the book if you do not yet have one. No
No
No

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

Course Info

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2018/2019
  • Spring 2019

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.

Vietnamese Americans Services, Inc

Program Info

11528 Colt Ter Silver Spring, MD 20902
Tho Tran
(301) 646-5852
any time

General Information

  • Under $25
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
Mondays: 9:30AM - 11:00AM (U.S Citizenship class) Mondays: 11:15AM - 12:45PM (Low-beginning class) Tuesdays: 9:30AM - 11:00AM (High-beginning class) Tuesdays: 11:15AM - 12:45PM (Workforce development class) No
Yes
No

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • St. Marks Church: 12621 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904

Course Info

1-1h30'

4-5 weeks

4

  • Rolling Admission

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.

Other Programs Offered

  • Social Service Support
  • ESOL for Senior Citizens

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