BCAE Spring ESL classes
Spring has sprung in the city and so has the spring term of the BCAE's English as a Second Language program. In March, when we had a brief week of summer, all four intensive English morning classes took a break from the classroom and hit Revere Beach. We practiced navigating public transportation and then had a 4 team scavenger hunt on the beach followed by a picnic lunch. Now that the weather has cooled down, we are back in the classroom for our April term.
This Saturday, the Saturday classes, beginner, intermediate, and advanced will go to the JFK Library and Museum for an experiential learning excursion. After studying about the Bill of Rights and the American political system, the advanced class has been researching JFK’s life and his legacy; this legacy will come to life this Saturday.
On April 30th, a new 8 week beginner and intermediate night class will begin. We are looking forward to some of our students transitioning levels and continuing to pursue their goals.
Also, on May 3rd, the ESL program is pleased to introduce a new class: Beyond Basics: Writing for non-native English speakers. This class will be taught by Tania Zamora, an advanced level ESL teacher, publishing graduate students, and working copy editor. Tania has designed an amazing curriculum which will help students get the special writing and editing attention they need to improve their grammar, style, syntax, and allow them to select an appropriate voice for various types of writing.
On a final note, the TOEFL preparation classes, run by Teodora Dimova, will now run in 8 week sessions both in the afternoon and in the evenings. This 8 week session will allow students to build more skills and more confidence to ensure success when taking the dreaded TOEFL test. Congratulations to our students and our teachers for the continued success of the BCAE's English as a Second Language Program- we couldn’t do it without all of you!