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Basic English as a Second Language (BESL) Classes

BESL offerings are non-credit courses intended for students with limited knowledge of the English language who want to advance to Academic ESL courses. Classes prepare English learners for college classes, the board room or life in the community. If your goal is to earn a certificate or degree at Bunker Hill Community College, to advance at work or just start to improve your English skills, the Basic ESL program is for you. Before registering, students must first take a placement test in the Assessment Center, Room B118.

Classes begin June 5, 2018, and end August 19, 2018

Basic Speak/Listen/Read/Write
BLL-001 $375

This introductory course is for non-native speakers who want to begin learning English.

SectionDay(s)TimeRoom
KS M/W 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. H125
LS T/Th 6 - 9 a.m. H147
K6 T/Th 12–3 p.m. H125

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Speak/Listen/Read/Write Level I
BSL-001 $375

This Level 1 class provides the foundation for the four primary skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Related skills such as vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation, meaning and usage will also be covered.

SectionDay(s)TimeRoom
KS M/W 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. H156
K7 T/Th 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. H125
LS M/W 6 - 9 p.m. H152
L6 Tue 6 - 9 p.m. H149

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Speak/Listen/Read/Write Level II
BSL-002 $375

This Level 2 class will offer an integrated-skills approach to learning English. Students will read longer articles, discuss them in groups, answer comprehension questions and write paragraphs and short essays as well as practice listening and speaking skills.

SectionDay(s)TimeRoom
KS M/W 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. H155
K6 T/Th 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. H155
LS M/W 6 - 9 p.m. H155
K8 T/Th 2:30 - 5:30 p.m H155
L6 T/Th 6–9 p.m. H155

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Speak/Listen/Read/Write Level III
BSL-003 $375

This Level 3 class offers an integrated-skills approach to learning English. Students will read longer articles and make short presentations. They will further develop their English language proficiency in grammar and vocabulary through reading, writing and discussion in the context of varying themes.

SectionDay(s)TimeRoom
KS M/W  9 a.m. - 12 p.m. H147
K7 T/Th  9 a.m. - 12 p.m. H156
LS Fri 6 - 9 p.m. H149
L6 M/W  6 - 9 p.m. H125

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Speak/Listen/Read/Write Level IV
BSL-004 $375

(Not required for entrance into Academic ESL)

In BSL-004, students will continue developing the primary skills they learned in BSL-001 and BSL-003. We’ll strengthen writing skills using techniques such as writing multiple drafts, revising, editing and proofreading. The course will prepare students to deliver oral presentations to large groups using visual aids, secondary sources and level-appropriate vocabulary. Students will read articles, hold in-class discussions and debates, work in groups and write reflections in order to interact naturally in English. This class offers considerable practice with pronunciation and accent modification.

SectionDay(s)TimeRoom
KS M/W 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. H120
LS T/Th 6–9 p.m. H148

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All new students must take a placement test in the Assessment Center, Room B118.