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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.

Notice: New Students who wish to register for BESL classes need to take the English Placement test at 250 Rutherford Ave. Assessment Center before registering for classes. If a student registers for the class without taking the placement test, they will risk the wrong level placement and maybe asked to change levels. Please go to the Assessment Center in B118 to avoid placement issues.
Contact Sonia Sharma at 617-226-2462 for more information.

All classes are located in the H-Building, 570 Rutherford Road, in the Hood Office Park

Spring classes begin January 27 and end May 17, 2020

Basic English Speak/Listen & Read/WriteBLL-001E$389

This introductory course is for non-native speakers who want to begin learning English. 
SectionDatesMeeting DaysTimeInstructorAvailable SeatsRegister
BLL-001E_M1
Jan 27-
May 18
M W6-7:50 p.m.TBA19
BLL-001E-S1
Feb 1-
May 17
Sa8:15-11:55 a.m.TBA20

Speak/Listen & Read/Write Level 1BSL-001E$389

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.  
SectionDatesMeeting DaysTimeInstructorAvailable SeatsRegister
BSL-001E_01
Jan 27-
May 17
Tu Th8-9:50 a.m.TBA19
BSL-001E_02
Jan 27-
May 17
F8-11:40 a.m.TBA20
BSL-001E_03
Jan 27-
May 17
M W11 a.m.-12:50 p.m.TBA19
BSL-001E_M1
Jan 27-
May 17
M W6-7:50 p.m.TBA19
BSL-001E_S1
Jan 27-
May 17
Sa8:15-11:55 a.m.TBA20
BSL-001E_T1
Jan 27-
May 17
Tu6-9:40 p.m.TBA20

Speak/Listen/Read/Write llBSL-002E$389

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.  
SectionDatesMeeting DaysTimeInstructorAvailable SeatsRegister
BSL-002E_01
Jan 27-
May 17
M W8-9:50 a.m.TBA19
BSL-002E_02
Jan 27-
May 13
M W11 a.m.-12:50 p.m.TBA17
BSL-002E_03
Jan 28-
May 14
Tu Th1-2:50 p.m.TBA19
BSL-002E_04
Jan 31-
May 15
F8-11:40 a.m.TBA19
BSL-002E_M1
Jan 27-
May 13
M W6-7:50 p.m.TBA20
BSL-002E_S1
Jan 25-
May 16
Sa8-11:40 a.m.TBA20
BSL-002E_S2
Feb 1-
May 16
Sa12-3:40 p.m.TBA19
BSL-002E_T1
Jan 28-
May 12
Tu6-9:40 p.m.TBA20

Speak/Listen & Read/Write Level IIIBSL-003E$389

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.
SectionDatesMeeting DaysTimeInstructorAvailable SeatsRegister
BSL-003E_01
Jan 27-
May 13
M W8-9:50 a.m.TBA20
BSL-003E_02
Jan 28-
May 14
Tu Th8-9:50 a.m.TBA20
BSL-003E_03
Jan 31-
May 15
F11:30 a.m.-3:10 p.m.TBA20
BSL-003E_04
Jan 27-
May 13
M W1-2:50 p.m.TBA20
BSL-003E_M1
Jan 27-
May 13
M W6-7:50 p.m.TBA19
BSL-003E_S1
Feb 1-
May 17
Sa8-11:40 a.m.TBA20
BSL-003E_S2
Feb 1-
May 16
Sa12-3:40 p.m.TBA20
BSL-003E_SU
Feb 2-
May 17
Su12-3:40 p.m.TBA20
BSL-003E_T1
Jan 28-
May 14
Tu Th6-7:50 p.m.TBA20
BSL-003E_T2
Jan 28-
May 12
Tu6-9:40 p.m.TBA20

Speak/Listen and Read/Write Level 4 BSL-004E$389

In BSL-004, students will continue developing the primary skills they learned in BSL-001 through 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.
SectionDatesMeeting DaysTimeInstructorAvailable SeatsRegister
BSL-004E-01
Jan 28-
May 14
Tu Th8-9:50 a.m.TBA20
BSL-004E_M1
Jan 27-
May 18
M W6-7:50 p.m.TBA20
BSL-004E-S1
Feb 1-
May 16
Sa12-3:40 p.m.TBA20