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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.

Spring classes begin January 23 and end May 18, 2019

Cost $375.00 for each class.

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
M1 M/W 6 - 7:50 p.m. H125
S1 Sat 8:15 - 11:55 a.m. H120
S2 Sat 12 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. H120
T1 T/Th 6 - 7:50 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
01 T/Th 8 - 9:50 a.m. H168
02 Fri 8  - 11:40 a.m. H120
03 Wed 11 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. H125
M1 M/W 6 - 7:50 p.m. H125
T1 Tue 6 - 9:40 p.m. H125
S1 Sat 8:15 - 11:55 a.m. H120

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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
01 M/W 8 - 9:50 a.m. H149
02 M/W 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. H168
03 T/Th 1 - 2:50 p.m. H125
04 Fri 8 - 11:40 p.m. H149
05 T/Th 4 - 5:50 p.m. H149
M1 M/W 6 - 7:50 p.m. H149
T1 Tue 6 - 9:40 p.m. H149
S1 Sat 8:15 - 11:50 a.m. H125
S2 Sat 12 - 3:40 p.m. H125
SU Sun 8:15 - 11:50 a.m. H125

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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
01 M/W 8 - 9:50 a.m H171
02 T/Th 8 - 9:50 a.m. H147
03 Fri 11:30 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. H172
04 M/W 1 - 2:50 p.m. H147
M1 M/W 6 - 7:50 p.m. H175
T1 T/Th 6 - 7:50 p.m. H174
T2 Tue 6 - 9:40 p.m. H175
S1 Sat 8:15 - 11:55 a.m. H149
S2 Sat 12 - 3:40 p.m. H175
SU Sun 8:15 - 11:50 a.m. H175

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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
M1 M/W 6 - 7:50 p.m. H147
S1 Sat 12 - 3:40 p.m. H171

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Step-By-Step Instructions to Register and Pay‌

 

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