The BCAE’s ESL program is back from winter break and better than ever! What’s new this January? Check it out:
Evening TOEFL Test Preparation Classes
Afternoon TOEFL instructor Teodora Dimova has started an evening TOEFL Prep class. Classes are designed to help students learn about the style of the test as well as teach essential strategies to improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing scores. Students have already reported achieving their goal test scores!
American English Pronunciation Workshop
Instructor Lara Carmona has developed a pronunciation and conversation class for students during the evening. American English Pronunciation Workshop is ideal for people who want to fine-tune their speaking skills by learning American English pronunciation to aid in a native-like fluency.
BCAE ESL Movie Club
The BCAE is particularly excited with the addition of our new BCAE ESL Movie Club. Every Friday afternoon from 1:30-4:30pm, a classic American movie will be shown to help students to understand more about the American English language and American Culture. Club Coordinator, Cristiano Dias, will choose a concept and show two movies (on two different but consecutive Fridays) that highlight different perspectives. The Club will then discuss the films.
The Club kicks off on Friday the 13th, a day of superstition in America, with a look at the evolution of the psycho-thriller genre. On Friday, January 13, Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” will be shown followed by a more contemporary film “Silence of the Lambs” on Friday, January 20. The allotted time for the club meeting allows for discussions about the key concepts and questions about the film and its linguistic features. And don’t worry, all movies will be shown with English subtitles!
If your New Years Resolution is to improve your English language skills, please join our ESL community at the Boston Center for Adult Education and help us to help you reach your goal. Click here for more information on classes and to register today!